The Fairness Campaign, which advocates for fair employment and housing to the gay and lesbian community, has joined in the protest against a disturbingly public rally thrown by the Neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM). It all goes down this Saturday at 3pm in front of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.
WTF? I knew they had some strange customs like eating squirrel in Kentucky, but I wasn’t aware there were enough active neo-Nazis to stage a rally in the state capital.
Among the NSM’s myriad positions of prejudice, they believe, “Only those of pure white blood may be members of the state… Accordingly, no Jew or homosexual may be a member.”
“We can never be silent in the face of racism,” said Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman. “The intersections of oppression are made clear by the NSM, whose prejudice spans the entire spectrum of perceived ‘difference’ in our country—race, color, religion, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and more—all the unique identities that, woven together, form the brilliant tapestry of our great nation.”
Other participating groups include the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Standing Up for Racial Justice. You’d hope some more general liberal and conservative groups could join in this protest against what is such a clearly wrongheaded movement.