Fifty-two years ago, on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) gave his iconic speech, “I Have a Dream.” Therein, he set forth the profound standard for which he dreamed, that a person “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
That standard – that people should only be judged based on the content of their character – applies beyond the issues of race.
In 2008, the United States elected our first African American President. Beyond disagreements of political views, the historical significance was not lost on unrelated consenting adult polygamists (UCAPs) at all. An op-ed was sent to the media explaining how – politics aside – that Historic Election Gave Hope to Polygamous Americans.
The article included the following statement and quote.
National Polygamy Advocate, Mark Henkel, has long shared Martin Luther King’s dream. Content of character is really what matters indeed. Henkel has said, “I have a dream that one day a man will be judged, not based on the number of consenting-adult wives who willingly marry him, but, indeed, based only on the content of his character.” For polygamous Americans, the dream continues.
When America was celebrating the 50-year anniversary of MLK’s speech on August 28, 2013, a meme-pic was created to reflect how UCAPs view it too. It included the above quote.
This meme-pic is available to share on PINTETREST: The Dream Continues…
Undoubtedly, even 52 years later, for families and supporters of unrelated consenting adult polygamy, the dream continues…
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