Anti-freedom to marry groups use MLK in new radio ad in Minnesota

Posted by Andy Birkey on

The Minnesota Family Council and the National Organization for Marriage are launching radio ads that mention the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in urging voters to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer because he backs the “right to vote” against marriage equality.

“'We want the voters of Minnesota to know the facts about their rights and where the candidates stand on marriage,' Brian Brown, president of NOM said in a statement on Thursday. 'Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for the civil rights of Americans, we echo his words to give people the ballot and let the people vote!'

NOM has used King’s likeness in anti–marriage equality ads in Minnesota before, despite the fact that King’s relatives say he wouldn’t have supported a call to vote against the rights of others.

Here’s the radio spot, which MFC and NOM have turned into a web video:

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