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Klan protests gathering of Methodists in NC

I guess a few of our friends in the white sheets ditched that costume for more fashionable black attire and black berets. They were out today to protest a meeting of United Methodists that are discussing the inclusion of gays and lesbians in the clergy. Too bad they didn’t have enough creativity to make more interesting signs. The Klan had promised to have at least 20 people show, and they couldn’t even muster that. (

About a dozen members of the Ku Klux Klan protested Saturday outside a meeting of United Methodists who want gays welcomed in all aspects of church life.

The protesters, mostly men and a few women dressed in black and wearing black berets, came from a handful of Southeastern states and carried signs reading “Show me where sin is OK,” and “God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.”

There’s no place for homosexuals in God’s church,” said Cole Thornton, a leader of the KKK group, based in Cordele, Ga. “It’s not a born way of life, it’s an accepted way of life. And it’s a direct relationship with sin.” [This boob’s official title is “Imperial Klaliff of the American White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” ]

…Denominational law prohibits “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” from serving in the clergy, a prohibition passed by the Methodist General Conference in 1984.

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