Posted by | October 29, 2011 13:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

Besides claiming Republicans are the black party, these East Austin billboards also say Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. What’s next, telling us they’re the ones behind repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and gay marriage?

The signs link to the website RagingElephants.org, run by Houston preacher and conservative activist Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani. His website features articles and videos calling on African-Americans to embrace the G.O.P.

Kamau-Imani has raised similar signs in minority communities within Houston, South Carolina and Ohio, and says the idea is to plant a flag in communities of color. Kamau-Imani hopes to expand his campaign to other cities in Texas with the help of small donations through RagingElephants.org.

So does the Republican message resonate with traditionally Democratic voters? Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder calls the sign featuring Dr. King disrespectful. “Martin Luther King was about civil rights and social justice,” said Linder. “That’s not the current Republican party.”

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