KKK vs the Black Church
KKK vs. Black Church
Religion trumps Racism
The very long battle between the black church and KKK or Ku Klux Klan has now ended. The judge already ruled that church is the one owning the building where the KKK t-shirts and robes are sold.
According to the judge, black church or the New Beginning Baptist Church is the legal owner of the structure where the Redneck Shop is located. The shop is observed to be the KKK museum and selling the t-shirts and robes of the Klan. The clothing that is offered by the Klan is inscribed with racial insult that is absolutely against the law system of United States. The proprietor of the shops was ordered to pay the legal bills of the church, amounting to $3, 3000.
Aside from the disgraceful clothing offered by the Ku Klux Klan, another factor why maybe in a certain way the judge gives the establishment to the black church is due to the Ku Klux Klan history, where in the organization was once considered a terrorist of the country. However, in legal aspect the judge find out that black church is truly the authentic owner of the structure and the KKK.
Since the year 1996, Redneck Shop runs in Laurens in an aged movie theatre. During the year 1997, the building ownership was then transferred to Rev. David Kennedy and to his church. The Ku Klux Klan enters the picture when there is one of member of Klan who established spiritual relationship with the church. Since a great relation was established, the church approves the Klan to operate in the business. In the deed that was made, a clause says that, the Ku Klux Klan could continue to operate their business, until the time John Howard dies. Nevertheless, when Kennedy conducted an inspection in the property he was shocked of the things that he sees and decided to sued Howard. Fortunately, the judge was favored to Kennedy and ordered the shop to close and give the whole property to the Black Church.
Great controversies was seen on the KKK website criticizing black church but the church remain strong in keeping the decision that was made by the judge. Though there is already ruled given, they continue operating. Howard still fights for his business. Even there is already decision Howard is still positive about their Klan rights. Ku Klux Klan fight against the black church has not yet ended. According to Kennedy, the numbers of their congregation decreases because some are frightened of the revenge of the Ku Klux Klan members. Knowing the KKK history of terrorism, some of the congregation members prefer not to go to their church.
The decision for the building rights might already end, but the battle between black church and Ku Klux Klan is observed to be just starting, since the Klan business was the one affected. With great history of terrorism, there is a huge possibility that Ku Klux Klan will bring revenge not only to the church but as well as to its member. This is a possibility that should not be neglected because it could definitely happen.
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