Bil Browning

KKK to rally for anti-gay counseling student

Filed By Bil Browning | October 06, 2010 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: Augusta State University, Jennifer Keeton, KKK, Ku Klux Klan

Jennifer Keeton, the Augusta State University student who filed suit against the school after she was expelled for refusing to attend diversity classes, has found some support from an appropriate group. The Ku Klux Klan kkk.jpghas announced that they will rally at the school in late October.

Bobby Spurlock, who identified himself as imperial wizard knighthawk and grand dragon of South Carolina and North Carolina, said the KKK has met with school officials and plans to protest the school's treatment of 24-year-old Jennifer Keeton on Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Klan members will be in full dress across from the school's main Walton Way entrance in the median at Fleming Avenue.

Spurlock said the KKK believes Keeton's rights were violated when the school required her to participate in a remediation program after she objected to counseling homosexuals.

Keeton was represented by the far-right Alliance Defense Fund but lost her case. Other religious right notable homophobes have rallied around her in an attempt to make her a poster child of the dangers of the evil homosexual agenda. They're in good company now - all of them.


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I think the importance of the Keeton story is clearer now than it was back then - when LGBT students who are being bullied or are depressed have to go to someone like her for help, they're not going to get it.

Let me say that I am totally, 100% in favor of the Ku Klux Klan showing up to support this woman! In fact, I'll even send them a nice, big wooden cross to set on fire and make them a few "DIE FAGITS" [sic] picket signs, but only on the condition that when they have their rally and burn the cross, they stand at just the right distance from Ms. Keeton and at just the right angle that it'll be impossible to take a single photo of her and her religious right supporters without a bunch of Klansmen showing up in it. THAT will look good on the front page the next morning.

Yes indeed! --- I can hardly name any group that I would rather not have publicly supporting my cause!

Sara Turansky | October 7, 2010 2:41 AM

Maybe Al Qaeda?

;--)

As a resident of Augusta with a free day that weekend, I think I will have to head over there and take some photos of my own. Wonder what the KKK would think of the covered Muslim woman sporting a rainbow flag?

Actually, I think Al Queda would be third on my list.

NAMBLA would be a close second behind KKK.

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A funny story: Earlier this spring I was climbing out of my car in the parking lot at the East 38th Street Public Library Branch in Indianapolis (a heavily African-American area) and I saw a brief glance at a crowd of people all draped in white. "Oh my God!" I thought. "The nerve of the KKK to hold a protest in front of a public library in a black neighborhood!"

But as I walked toward the door, I laughed at myself when I figured out, in great relief, that it was a gathering of Muslim women with just their eyes peeking through their snow white burquas!

The Ku Klux Klowns showing up only proves the point I've been making for years.

Anti-GLBT haters are the same anti civil rights segregationist forces the Civil rights movement warriors battled back in the day.

Nicola Cowie | October 8, 2010 2:15 PM

Same hate,
Same haters,
just different target.