bernice-king.jpgATLANTA (AP) – A board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference who has provided legal counsel to the group says the Rev. Bernice King has been hesitant to take the helm of the organization amid legal wrangling and infighting.

Kathryn Weathers Belger testified in Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday, June 2, that King, who was elected the eighth president of the civil rights group in October, wanted her name and likeness removed from the SCLC's Web site in February.

Weathers Belger says the SCLC wanted King to assume office in February, but she says King communicated through an attorney that she was concerned about the ongoing litigation and was not yet ready to have detailed discussions about taking office.

King still has not been installed as president and has remained largely silent as the bickering has dragged on.