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Brett Reese (credit: CBS)

Brett Reese (credit: CBS)

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – The Greeley school board says it doesn’t agree with a member who has been broadcasting a daily commentary attacking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The school board voted 6-1 Monday night to adopt the statement, distancing itself from member Brett Reese, who is airing the commentary on his radio station. Reese voted `no’ and then walked out.

The commentary claims the slain civil rights leader was a plagiarist and sexual degenerate. Reese says the commentary was sent by a listener three years ago and he aired it after doing fact-checking.

Reese says he supports the civil rights movement, but doesn’t believe King should be put on pedestal. He told the Greeley Tribune that he has received death threats over the broadcasts.

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