Saturday, August 27, 2005

KKK to protest Gay & Gay-Friendly Methodists' conference in Western NC

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According to an article on, the Ku Klux Klan plans to protest the "Hearts on Fire" Conference of the Reconciling Ministries Network of the United Methodist Church. The conference is set to take place on Labor Day weekend at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. According to the article, which was originally published by the Associated Press:
Imperial Wizard J.J. Harper told the newspaper he expects 20 Klan protesters in plain clothes. State law bans the KKK from wearing masks in public.
Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander will plans to use members of his force, as well as members of other municipalities forces, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Highway Patrol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in providing security for the event. The conference is expected to draw about 500 attendees, and according to the the article:
Local newspapers have been filled with letters about the conference in recent days. On Sunday, Nesbitt Chapel United Methodist Church in nearby Buncombe County bought a half-page newspaper ad urging "Christian Brothers and Sisters in Christ" to join them in "standing against the pro-homosexual rally" planned for Labor Day weekend.
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