What's not true, Chris?<quoted text>
Not true at all. In fact Alveda King has been quite vocal that one of the reasons for her views if he had lived was his own words that said to work toward a nonviolent solution. Also the fact that he stated he hoped the day would come when a man would be judged not by his color but by his character. Quite sad what has become of his legacy in many parts of this nation are exactly what he spent his lifetime opposing.
That King wanted the government to spend more money on housing and welfare in '67 and '68 when he was planning the Poor People's Campaign? The record on that is abundantly clear to anyone familiar with his positions on those issues.
King is a cultural icon. Everybody wants to claim him, including political parties, but neither party has a legitimate claim on his legacy no matter what his children or his niece might argue.
You can make the claim that King would have been a Republican now because of that party's position on abortion. Because he's a Baptist you can't dismiss the claim out of hand, but the record of those closely associated with King at the time of his death doesn't support the notion.
As to the notion that King was a Republican at the time of his death, or at any time after 1960 forward ... the record supports no such claim, and anyone familiar with King's work (particularly his speeches from late 1966 until his murder) knows this.