The Ku Klux Klan has received permission to hold a rally in Austin in support of the proposal to outlaw same-sex marriage in the Texas Constitution, and the planned demonstration has managed to unite forces on both sides of the debate heading into the Nov. 8 election.
“I hate to say that we don’t need friends like that, but we don’t need friends like that,” said state Rep. Warren Chisum, a Pampa Republican leading the push to pass Proposition 2, which would define marriage in the constitution as a union between one man and one woman.
“I want nothing to do with the KKK,” he said…
Officials with the American White Knights of Ku Klux Klan told the city that they are planning a “pro-family-values rally” in support of what they call traditional marriage.
Jessica Edwards, secretary of the Klan’s Texas chapter, said in a letter to Austin officials that the white supremacist organization has no plans for violence or confrontation during the two-hour event, and do not plan to wear the hooded white robes long associated with the Klan.
“We just want to come and encourage people to vote for Christian family values and against legalized homosexual marriage in the state of Texas,” Edwards said in her letter. (Link)
The thing that cracks me up about this is that they actually have a secretary, which means they have official organization positions. Can you imagine putting “Treasurer of Texas Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan” on a resume? I mean, that’s as likely to get you a good job as having been the director of an Arabian Horse Association.
And before anyone gets up in arms, let me say that I am emphatically not comparing most Christians, or most opponents of gay marriage, with the KKK. That would be as absurd as those on the right pointing out that communist groups like ANSWER are against the war, so therefore people who are against the war are communists. The KKK is about as far removed from anything resembling genuine Christianity as it could possibly be.