Nor would he support much of what the current-day Republican party stands for, or for their awful race-baiting. But first – PolitiFact has a great piece on the issue. In short:
I write this post not to score political points or to imply that, by virtue of not being a Republican, he would be a Democrat. Even if he were a Republican, it would not have mattered – the parties were quite different during his lifetime than they are today. I wrote this post for historical accuracy.
Raging Elephants [a right-wing group] points to a King family member whose declaration lends support for its claim that King was a Republican: his niece Alveda. We didn't divine how she reached that conclusion. Another King relative, his son, disagrees, as do respected academic experts and former King associates and friends. The record shows that as a civil rights leader, King avoided partisan identification.
We rate the statement False.Alveda King was awarded Keith Olbermann's coveted Worst Person in the World award for linking same-sex marriage to genocide, or something.