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Black Pastor Fights To Shut Ku Klux Klan Shop

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stalker2, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Stalker2

    Stalker2 Registered User

    Jun 7, 2001
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    Pastor Fights To Shut Ku Klux Klan Shop
    Updated:14:16, Monday March 10, 2008
    A black pastor in the US is fighting to close a store that operates in a building he owns because it sells Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia.

    [​IMG] The store sells KKK robes

    David Kennedy, a civil rights activist and leader of a Baptist church in South Carolina, may have to take his battle against The Redneck Shop to court.
    The store sells, among other things, KKK robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racists comments.
    The Redneck Shop has been trading since 1996 in an old movie theatre building.
    Court documents show that in 1997 the building's deed was passed to Mr Kennedy and his church.
    "Our ownership puts an end to that history as far as violence and hatred, racism being practiced in that place and also the recruiting of the Klan," Mr Kennedy said.
    However, there is a problem - according to legal papers, the man who runs the store, 62-year-old John Howard, is allowed to continue his trade until he dies.
    "If anything turns people off, they shouldn't come in here," Mr Howard said. "There's not a thing in here that's against the law."
    Mr Howard, who claimed he was once the KKK's grand dragon for North and South Carolina, said his store used to attract rock-throwers and picket-lines.
    One of those leading the picket-lines was Mr Kennedy. He has protested outside the store since its opening, but has not, as yet, been able to force the occupant out.

    LINK: http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1308717,00.html?f=rss
  2. Hysterectomeal

    Hysterectomeal More like "Jew York"

    Jul 10, 2007
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  3. TheDrip

    TheDrip I'm bi-winning.

    Jan 9, 2006
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    Horrible cause to undertake. If the business is a shitty one, it will close on its own due to loss of money.
  4. LilJimmiesMule

    LilJimmiesMule Fuck you, and Fuck your family...

    Dec 8, 2004
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    The ol' supply and demand.. plenty of demand down in those parts. In the words of Ronny B "fuckin hayseeds"

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