[Coverage of pastor Worley can be found here.]
From the looks of it, President Obama can skip North Carolina on his campaign trail as a lost cause. The state seems to be digging in its racist and bigoted heels very deeply. Just this morning a Maiden, N.C., pastor’s speech was going viral on YouTube as he aired his views of what should be done with gays and lesbians in this country. According to pastor Worley, they should be put into a big, walled ghetto fifty or a hundred miles long and kept there – albeit with food fly-overs – until the population died out, due to lack of reproductive desire.
Now residents of Reidsville are receiving flyers in the mail about a cross-burning rally. “Join us, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, for a rally and cross lighting, Saturday, May 26, Harmony, North Carolina,” the flier reads. “Free Admition [sic] - White People Only. No alcohol, drugs, fighting, glass bottles or weapons. Free on site camping-all major motels in area. Souvenirs. Vendors. Food and beverages for Sale. Cross lighting at dusk-a white unity event. Live country band. Security provided by LWK.”
Well, at least they are planning to keep the event wholesome and health-conscious.
A recording on the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan “24 Hour Hot Line” confirmed the May 26 cross burning event. “Always remember: If it ain’t white, it ain’t right,” the recording concluded.
The KKK has been unusually active in North Carolina of late; they were seen rallying earlier this month in nearby Eden.
Reidsville Police Department Captain Ken Hanks confirmed that several neighborhoods had received the fliers, but commented that no laws had been broken in their distribution or in the nature of the invitation.
It would be a reasonable bet that no one at the rally will be voting for Barack Obama in the coming November election. Pastor Worley can be counted among those who will be casting the ballot in favor of whomever runs against the president. "I'm not going to vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover!" he declared, referencing in part Obama’s recent endorsement of gay marriage. North Carolina passed a state constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of such marriages and other types of gay unions on the heels of the presidential remarks.
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