Ku Klux Klan plans rally for ASU student's rights

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The Ku Klux Klan will hold a rally in support of the Augusta State University counseling student who claims her First Amendment rights were violated when the school ordered her to learn more about the homosexual community.

Bobby Spurlock, who identified himself as imperial wizard knighthawk and grand dragon of South Carolina and North Carolina, said the KKK has met with school officials and plans to protest the school's treatment of 24-year-old Jennifer Keeton on Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Klan members will be in full dress across from the school's main Walton Way entrance in the median at Fleming Avenue.

Spurlock said the KKK believes Keeton's rights were violated when the school required her to participate in a remediation program after she objected to counseling homosexuals.

"It's your constitutional right, so how could you tell someone you have to do something completely different?" Spurlock said. "We're not out to harm her. We're trying to protest the constitutional rights that they are trying to take away from her."

Spurlock said the KKK has not been in contact with Keeton.

"She is no way whatsoever affiliated with us," he said. "She has not contacted us, but we were contacted by someone that is aware of her."

A message left on Keeton's cell phone was not returned Tuesday.

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Scott Gay said members of the KKK met with the sheriff's office Saturday to discuss security for the protest. Gay stressed that his office's involvement is strictly neutral.

"We are not condoning it one way or another," Gay said.

Spurlock said he is affiliated with the Church of the National Knights of the KKK based in South Bend, Ind. He said the group, which boasts 100,000 members, is active in 41 states and 21 countries.

It was formed in 1960 as a response to the civil rights movement from a collection of splintered Klan groups in Southern states, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's Web site.

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Farmboy
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Farmboy 10/05/10 - 04:18 pm
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I can’t believe how horrible

I can’t believe how horrible this is.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/05/10 - 04:34 pm
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There are more thugs with

There are more thugs with more hate walking the streets of Augusta every night than there will be at the KKK rally. There has been more hate spewed toward human beings today on this blog than there will be at the rally and the ones spewing it don't even know why. They do not know anything about any of those that will attend. My guess is that they will come, have a rally, and leave. Nothing will have changed, no one will be "tarred and feathered", no one will be hung nor harmed in any way. The people that are most concerned in our community are probably guilty of demonstrating more hate than will be shown at the rally. But, that's Augusta.

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KingJames 10/05/10 - 04:34 pm
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The Klan should have

The Klan should have contacted Ms. Keeton before they decided to publicize this rally. It will look pretty bad for them if she doesn't want their support. Besides that, I think Ms. Keeton should have probably gone to a different school like mable8 said. There are Christian universities that offer graduate degrees in counseling that she could have gone to that probably would not have made her feel as if she had to compromise her beliefs to graduate. If I was in town at the time of the rally, I would probably go just to observe. It would definitely be a teachable moment for kids, and would prove that just because someone has the right to believe something doesn't make what they believe right.

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curly123053 10/05/10 - 04:51 pm
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I am a white Christian and I

I am a white Christian and I can tell you that the Klan does not represent what Christianity is about. These people have the gall to call themselves Christian Knights ! The Klan is all about hate and the seperation of different people while Christianity is about love and uniting people. I would suggest that Ms. Keeton publically distance herself ftom this hate group as she does not need them. I would not want any group like the Klan or the NAACP representing me in any case. Ms. Keeton would be better off going someplace else for her education so she will be without all the distractions. In SC there is Charleston Southern and North Greenville Universities, both Southern Baptist universities where she could get the same degrees without all the hoopla at ASU.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/05/10 - 04:53 pm
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This is perfectly dreadful.

This is perfectly dreadful. You'd think they would realize how counterproductive their efforts are, basely solely on the name if nothing else. Jennifer Keeton and the people around her must be horrified.

I wonder if she has any power to call them off.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 10/05/10 - 08:03 pm
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Keeton knew the curriculum

Keeton knew the curriculum was all inclusive and should know that counseling involves ALL persons, not just those who subscribe to her beliefs. She was there to LEARN, not convert nor was anyone trying to get her to change her beliefs. If after graduation she only chose to counsel Christians, that would certainly be within her rights in private practice and/or at a private school. She has acted poorly and by all accounts failed to ask "what would Jesus do" and she is reaping what she sewed. As for the KKK, these people are the most undereducated, misguided poor excuses for human beings and doing nothing positive for their causes, communities or America in general.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/05/10 - 05:04 pm
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Asitis, you are standing on

Asitis, you are standing on an awfully tall soapbox. It makes you a nice target for the same kind of awfulness you're popping out about people you don't know at all.

You don't know what Keeton was told about the ASU program, or if she merely stated what her standards and beliefs are. I've never read or heard that she tried to convince a single person to think as she does, but you have the unmitigated arrogance and effrontery to accuse her of doing that, lacking any first-hand information.

What that says about you is not printable, but I can tell you without the slightest hesitation, I have more respect for my cat's lineage, character and opinion than yours.

follower
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follower 10/05/10 - 05:02 pm
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Building a mosque near Ground

Building a mosque near Ground Zero; legal, but inconsiderate.

Burning a Quran; legal, but inconsiderate/stupid.

KKK protesting ASU; legal, but..........I don't have the words.

KingJames, you may be right. Taking your kids to a show and tell on stupidity might be revealing but for the fact they don't seem to have the problem. It's the adults.

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burninater 10/05/10 - 05:05 pm
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Well, I guess they're not

Well, I guess they're not doing anything the Alliance Defense Fund didn't already do. Rally around a young, fair-complexioned lady for a little PR, and stick it to the gays as a nice little package deal.

Wait, that last point isn't exactly fair. If it were actually about homosexuality, they wouldn't get involved in so many OTHER free speech causes. So, in celebration of their contributions to the cause of free speech, let's make a list of the other free speech rallies they've engaged in in the not-so-distant-past:

1. ...

coco rubio
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coco rubio 10/05/10 - 05:46 pm
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it sure would be a lot more

it sure would be a lot more interesting if these guys came instead......

http://www.jewcy.com/post/picture_day_aug_14_2008

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Riverman1 10/05/10 - 05:24 pm
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What do you mean this is as

What do you mean this is as close as most of them will ever get to college? Most of them graduated from GA. Southern.

animate
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animate 10/05/10 - 05:45 pm
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Wow! Bobby Spurlock is

Wow! Bobby Spurlock is desperately looking high and low for his organization to somehow serve some kind of purpose. He sounds busy, I mean he's both The imperial wizard knighthawk (?) AND the grand dragon? AND they're going to be in full dress? Both of them? (Do you think he knows Martha Burke?) Jennifer Keeton might want to just stick to her studies and respectfully request that the klan stay away.

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corgimom 10/05/10 - 06:03 pm
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Jennifer Keaton doesn't have

Jennifer Keaton doesn't have the right to tell them to stay away.

The First Amendment applies to the Klan, too.

The Klan has every right to protest.

She wanted attention, she sure got it, didn't she?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/05/10 - 06:07 pm
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Sure she does, Corgi. And

Sure she does, Corgi. And they have the right to reconsider or come anyway.

I don't think she wanted attention so much as an advanced degree in counseling.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/05/10 - 06:47 pm
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The Klan isn't going to

The Klan isn't going to reconsider.

Their leader, Bobby Spurlock, is the KKK version of Jesse and Al. They need, want, and thrive on publicity- and this is a perfect way to get it.

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jamie8706 10/05/10 - 07:27 pm
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This is ridiculous what does

This is ridiculous what does the KKK have to do with this

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/05/10 - 07:48 pm
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Well, Corgi, I can't argue

Well, Corgi, I can't argue that because you are totally right.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 10/05/10 - 08:32 pm
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Fiat_Lux, you are more than

Fiat_Lux, you are more than welcome to complete a "search" of all previous articles. I am merely commenting on what has been reported in the previous articles and yes, it was stated that she did make her views very vocal to the point where others complained and that she also stated she would not council select individuals as per curriculum but instead try to change them.

It is not the place of a counselor to teach or council based on their beliefs and I don't want a Muslim counselor giving me advice from the Koran any more than I want a Christian counselor giving me advice from the bible unless I was to specifically seek that advice by turning to a known Christian counselor. Like it or not, agree or not, all ASU told her to do was to go and learn more through observation.

Just because I believe that homosexuality or adultery is a sin as are many other things, I wouldn’t support a counselor, especially a public school counselor, giving advice based on my views or her views – stick with the policies and training. Her views as reported by ASU and the AC have been used by counselors before and a Google search will show that many such cases have resulted in suicide based on them being told they are perverts and must change through therapy. That may be the job of a preacher or priest but not a counselor. She has every right to have her beliefs and I support that 100% but if she is going into this field, she needs to learn and practice the approved curriculum which has been set forth. Unmitigated arrogance, lol? It is a discussion and opinion board and I will simply keep it professional and will be glad to back up any statements with past articles, etc. It is certainly fine to disagree with opinions or conclusions reached but your other statements are far out of line.

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nothanks 10/05/10 - 08:06 pm
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The funniest part of this

The funniest part of this all, is the fact that KKK members are (to dumb it down) old school EXTREME Christians, not because they do crazy extreme things (but they do do crazy things, and do commit acts of violence and hate), necessarily, but because they follow the BIBLE to an EXTREME. There is a LOT of violence and hatred in the bible that is overlooked or "changed". We are lucky they aren't as bad as they used to be. We also shouldn't be surprised, that this group is backing her, she might as well BE a member. She doesn't deserve the right to counsel ANYONE if she doesn't counsel herself first. Christianity breeds hate and ignorance, and it's disgusting. This woman will hopefully get what she deserves. (To be treated just like she treats other...Look it up, it's in the bible so you KNOW it's true.)

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natchez 10/05/10 - 08:10 pm
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50 years from now are we

50 years from now are we going to be able to accept Al-Queda as just another group of guys who just want to protest stuff? I don't think so. Why the KKK is not hunted down as a terrorist organization is beyond me. As far as I'm concerned they should be rounded up an be detain indefinitely.

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scoopdedoop64 10/05/10 - 08:17 pm
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This is the worst thing to

This is the worst thing to happen to Ms. Keeton's complaint. If I were her I would be devastated that a group that supports such hatred would think that they were helping her. It just fuels the idea that if you are against homosexuality that you must be as hateful as those of the KKK and we Christians know that is not the case.

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paulbaughman28 10/05/10 - 08:42 pm
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Past aside, the Klan are more

Past aside, the Klan are more than entitled to protest PEACEFULLY whatever they want. Calling a group of terrorists doesn't make it so. Yes, they used to fit that category, but comparing the modern day Klan with Al-Queda is just over the top. You hear the Klan is coming and you automatically assume that the Klan of the 1920's is coming to lynch people and attempt to spread fear. This is not necassarily the case. If you can get them to spread their message without the yelling and racial remarks, you will see that they are, in fact, a legit civil rights protector. Most of them are pretty weell educated. Their methods are by no means the best, but many of them see it as they have to shock the public into fear about it. I know many Klansmen and make it a point to tell them that maybe they should try a different approach.

Ms. Keeton has done herself a disservice by not addressing the Klan at all. She would do better to distance herself from them publicly. But, saying that this woman is full of hate and condemning her for her beliefs is just flat out wrong. So what if she doesn't approve of you being gay? Get over it. Stop trying to martyr yourself.

I will not personally attack Bobby Spurlock because his child's mother is a friend of mine, but I will not condone his actions either. His Klavern must be ovewhelmingly small because I am pretty sure a Knighthawk is a guard and he is the Grand Dragon of two states. Unfortunately for all involved, this is not a well thought out plan of support.

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 10/05/10 - 09:17 pm
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Bluto, where did that come

Bluto, where did that come from? Best you calm down and take a sedative or something. I am not here to argue with anyone. Have a good night.

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CoastalDawg 10/05/10 - 09:20 pm
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"It is no less and no more

"It is no less and no more than it would be if the NAACP were rallying to support a black student. Difference is whites tuck their tails and run when it becomes racial." A big ole AMEN to this! For years the Revs. Al & Jesse have shown up to support ANYTHING involving controversy and a black person, even the mess @ Duke University a few years ago...So now the shoe is on the other foot and everyone is screaming. The poster who stated the intimidation and violent faction of the KKK must surely know from experience that is true otherwise he/she wouldn't post that, right? The Klan does have a negative history in some respects but I can tell you that it also "corrected" white men who mistreated or didn't take care of their families in times past. IT might not be the best but at least they understand that mind control by a school or a government who wants to reprogram what they believe to be sinful and morally wrong isn't acceptable and they are going to make the public aware of it. So if you're anxious, just don't go that way during the announced time. OK, so get ready for Al & Jesse to make their appearances now...because you KNOW it's NOW going to be determined to be racial.

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CoastalDawg 10/05/10 - 09:21 pm
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"no one will be hung "

"no one will be hung " Really? I suppose you mean that no one will be hanged maybe?

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 10/05/10 - 09:26 pm
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" I think Ms. Keeton should

" I think Ms. Keeton should have probably gone to a different school like mable8 said. There are Christian universities that offer graduate degrees in counseling that she could have gone to that probably would not have made her feel as if she had to compromise her beliefs to graduate." Very interesting - so if you don't want the school to reprogram you leave? Why? Doesn't she have the same rights to a publically funded school that those who push the gay issue do? Are you also agreeing that the school is attempting to compromise her beliefs? That's what you've said and you are right - as a former student of what is now Augusta State I'm frankly embarrassed that someone, whomever made this awful decision against Ms Keeton, would have allowed this to escalate to this extreme. It would have been much simpler to allow Ms Keaton to proceed as every other student apparently has proceeded. I'm sure there ARE counselors who are now professionals that won't compromise their own beliefs in various areas.

natchez
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natchez 10/05/10 - 09:32 pm
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Past aside really? A group

Past aside really? A group that terrorized, tortured and murdered innocent American for decades gets a free pass? The new Klan is now a civli rights group protecting the rights of the selected oppressed. Truthfully the new klan's animalistic nature is only restrained by the heightened level of human rights that all Americans have sought to develop... in our churches, neighborhoods and work places to make our country a better place to live. Terrorist organizations don't get to protest.

Cheeched
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Cheeched 10/05/10 - 09:37 pm
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Asitisinaug OWNED Fiat! Nice

Asitisinaug OWNED Fiat! Nice job Asitis ;-)

usafvet
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usafvet 10/05/10 - 09:38 pm
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Jamie8706, duh, this article

Jamie8706, duh, this article is about the KKK.

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Willow Bailey 10/05/10 - 09:41 pm
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This is ridiculous and

This is ridiculous and disrespectful for these clowns to show up anywhere that they have not been invited. I am certain Jennifer Keeton is not interested in their support.

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