from J.D. Gallop, Florida Today

Conservatives say Martin Luther King Jr. embodied shared Christian values and ideology.

MELBOURNE, Fla. — It is a large legacy that looms over the past five decades, from the prophetic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered during the March on Washington to his last campaign taking a stand for underpaid black sanitation workers in Memphis, the city where he was slain.

But to a number of conservatives, forgotten in the shadow of the memorials and tributes during the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life’s work is his firm embrace of Christian values and a desire to see a colorblind America live up to the creed of equality professed by the Founding Fathers.

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