As we noted in a related article, among the files related to the JFK assassination that were recently released was an FBI research paper dated March 12, 1968, with the subject line: “Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Current Analysis.” The paper was written just a month before the controversial civil rights activist was shot and killed on April 4, 1968. King’s convicted killer, James Earl Ray, pled guilty to his murder, received a life sentence, and died in prison of natural causes 29 years later.
The 20-page paper, which was classified as “secret,” was reviewed by the FBI/JFK Task Force in 1994, which denied the release of its contents.
Much of the FBI paper dealt with what it termed the “strong communist influence” on King and the organization he was instrumental in founding, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). After documenting multiple instances of King having accepted the help of men who had been identified as communists, the paper also addressed the SCLC’s finances, before moving on to more sensitive matters.
The report concluded with a section on King’s personal conduct. This part of the document was replete with accounts of drunken orgies and other behavior unbecoming to an ordained minister being conducted at workshops King organized. The report’s reference for funding for these workshops was also interesting. It stated:
With the funds he had received from the Ford Foundation, King held the first of two workshops in Miami, Florida, in February, 1968, to train Negro ministers in urban leadership. One Negro minister in attendance later expressed his disgust with the behind-the-scene drinking, fornication, and homosexuality that went on at the conference. Several Negro and white prostitutes were brought in from the Miami area. An all-night sex orgy was held with these prostitutes and some of the delegates in attendance.
One room had a large table in it which was filled with whiskey. The two Negro prostitutes were paid $50.00 to put on a sex show for the entertainment of the guests. A variety of sex acts deviating from the normal were observed.
We cannot help but notice the striking change in general moral sensibilities that has taken place in our society since 1968 — when the above words were written — and today. In today’s world of LGBT “rights,” we wonder if any report written by a government agency would use language such as “sex acts deviating from the normal,” when an official definition of “normal” is for all practical purposes nonexistent.
The report continued, noting under the subhead, “Previous Sexual Experiences”:
This activity is not new to King and his associates. As early as January, 1964, King engaged in another, two-day, drunken sex orgy in Washington, D.C. Many of those present engaged in sexual acts, natural as well as unnatural, for the entertainment of onlookers. When one of the females shied away from engaging in an unnatural act, King and other of the males present discussed how she was to be taught and initiated in this respect.
Throughout the ensuing years and until this date King has continued to carry on his sexual aberrations secretly while holding himself out to public view as a moral leader of religious conviction.
After detailing an account of King’s affairs with several women, the report continued:
As can be seen from the above, it is a fact that King not only regularly indulges in adulterous acts, but enjoys the abnormal by engaging in group sexual orgies.
It is well to keep in mind that the preceding excerpts came not from a scandal-filled supermarket tabloid but a research report written for the FBI.
If this single, recently released FBI file contains so much information that is contrary to the commonly held perception of King, one wonders might be found in the bulk of the FBI files on King that a judge has ordered sealed until the year 2027.