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Ku Klux Klan To Protest Sodomite Anti-christian Homofest At UM Conference Center

August 26, 2005 6:00 am

LAKE JUNALUSKA A volatile mix of gay Christians, anti-gay Christians and white supremacists has law enforcement officials in Haywood County concerned about public safety on Labor Day weekend.

Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander on Thursday met with Lake Junaluska Assembly's security chief and state and federal officers to come up with a plan to keep the peace during Chicago-based Reconciling Ministries Network conference Sept. 2-5. The organization advocates opening the United Methodist Church to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender Christians.

The security plan calls on deputies, most of the Assembly's 13-officer force, the State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and the N.C. Highway Patrol. Officers from Waynesville, Canton, Clyde and Maggie Valley could also be called in to help, the sheriff said. Assembly officials say the plan could change next week...

The American White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is one of the groups that will protest the conference...

The sheriff said he is not too concerned about groups who have called for protests.

"I am more worried about the nonorganized protesters than the organized protesters," Alexander said...

Susanne Tinsley, a partner in the restaurant at the Sunset Inn at Lake Junaluska, said the anti-gay backlash in the community has been disappointing but understandable. What she doesn't understand is why the KKK would travel from Georgia to get involved.

Excepts from: Ashville Citizen-Times

Security concerns mount as Junaluska event nears
By Jon Ostendorff

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