RAW Story: KKK invites NC residents to ‘whites only’ cross burning

-By David Edwards

May 22, 2012- Residents in Reidsville, North Carolina have begun receiving fliers inviting them to a May 26 Ku Klux Klan cross burning intended for “white people only.”

Reidsville Police Department Captain Ken Hanks confirmed to Raw Story that people in several neighborhoods had reported receiving the invitations.

Asked if the fliers had broken any law, Hanks replied, “Not that I’m aware of,” and added that the matter was not being investigated.

Think Progress: North Carolina Anti-Gay Pastor In 1978: Gays Used To Be ‘Hung, Bless God, From A White Oak Tree’

-By Annie-Rose Strasser

May 22, 2012- The anti-gay North Carolina pastor Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church has been facing backlash over his recent sermon in which he said the US should pen in “all the lesbians and queers” with an electrified fence and wait for them to “die out.”

But it turns out Worley has been saying offensive things about gay people for decades.

The New Civil Rights Movement: Pastor Who Suggested Genocide-Like Concentration Camps For Gays Loses Website

-by David Badash

May 22, 2012- North Carolina Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church, who on Sunday, May 13, suggested airlifting all the “queers and homosexuals” and dropping them off into electric fenced pens until they all die off, last night lost his website.

A New Civil Rights Movement reader, Rob Roberts, posted in our comments section on yesterday’s article, “Genocide? Pastor Says Kill All ‘Queers And Homosexuals’ By Airlifting Into Electric Pen“:

Wisconsin State Journal: Man charged with alleged threat to blow up Dem Party offices

-By Ed Treleven

May 18, 2012- Federal authorities charged a Madison man Friday with making a telephone threat in February to blow up the offices of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, among more than 100 calls, many threatening, that he allegedly placed to the office this year.

William O. Diederich, 61, repeatedly threatened to shoot Democrats and those supporting the recall of Gov. Scott Walker in phone calls he made to the Democratic Party's office at 110 King St. in January, February and March, according to an affidavit by FBI agent Joseph Lavelle, filed in U.S. District Court in Madison.

Diederich was arrested earlier Friday at a residence near Pickerel in Langlade County, the federal Department of Justice said. He appeared briefly in federal court on Friday and was ordered to be kept in custody at least until another hearing on Wednesday.

If convicted of making the bomb threat, Diederich faces up to 10 years in prison.

Addicting Info: Mississippi Conservative Calls For Putting Gay People To Death On Facebook Page

-By Stephen D. Foster Jr.

May 19, 2012- Republicans have been furiously attacking the LGBT community ever since President Obama announced his support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Some Republicans have taken their criticism to the extreme. In Mississippi, GOP state Rep. Andy Gipson posted a message on his Facebook page which calls for putting gays and lesbians to death.

On May 10, Gipson made the following post:

“Been a lot of press on Obama’s opinion on “homosexual marriage.” The only opinion that counts is God’s: see Romans 1:26-28 and Leviticus 20:13. Anyway you slice it, it is sin. Not to mention horrific social policy.”

Later on in the thread, Gipson posts a comment about how homosexuality is “unnatural” and causes “disease.”

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