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King Rules by Alveda King

King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper by Alveda King was not what I expected it to be at all.

I don’t want to be disrespectful of Dr. Alveda King or any of her family members. So I’ve had to think carefully about how to word this review.

Alveda King and I are both Christian women but we are coming from two different generations, two different sides of the country and two radically different points of view. Our opinions differ on everything from corporal punishment to vouchers and the role of religion in schools.

There are many things I could talk about, but I’ll stick with the big one, my strong disagreement with Dr. Alveda King’s opinion that homosexuality is a sin. I do not believe that homosexuality is in the same category as “fornication” and “sexual perversion”. (p 80) I do not believe that LGBT people can rid themselves of their sexual nature by turning to Jesus. (again, from page 80.) I believe that God made people exactly as He or She wanted them made.

I am a Untied Methodist, and while it’s true that our national congregation is divided on this issue, I believe our church motto “Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors,” will prevail.

I have no idea how a modern day Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. would feel about gay marriage. Dr. Alveda King has more rights than most to hypothesize his view.

But I want to go to a church where everyone is welcome, no matter what their family looks like. Does that sound familiar?

Also, not to be judgmental, but I found it very difficult to stomach the passages where Dr. Alveda King used her extended family as examples of paragons of sexual purity. Really?

P.S. I received a free copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest onion and review.

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