God speaks to the fundamentalists
|RIVERFRONT PARK, NASHVILLE, TN SUNDAY, FEB 8TH
AREA FLOODING FORCES KKK RECRUITMENT RALLY POSTPONEMENT.
Nearly 30 minutes after yesterday's Ku Klux Klan recruitment rally
was scheduled to start at 9am in downtown Nashville's riverfront
park, Sara Able was the only hooded person to show up. The local
resident isn't a white supremacist; she just thought her fellow
anti-hate protestors would get a kick from her flowery patterned
sheet robe and pillowcase hood.
"I just wanted to make light of the situation, and I think women can
identify with this," Able said as she tugged on the printed bedding.
Tim Bradley, grand dragon of the KKK's National Knights of Tennessee,
said about 60 members met at riverfront park at 5am yesterday to
prepare for the rally and hang fliers (posssibly a new term for
but cancelled the event when they saw that part of the riverfront area was
flooded by recent rainfall.
"We wanted to have it down below, right by the river, but I guess God
has a better plan. We've rescheduled for early April, hopefully, the weather
will cooperate," said Bradley. He estimated that about 150 KKK members
would have shown up - most wearing robes and carrying Confederate battle
More than 225 anti-Klan protestors from the midstate, Knoxville,
Chattanooga, and parts of north Georgia began gathering around the
at 9am yesterday, but no KKK members were there. This observer suspects
it was a bit more than the floods that ended the rally. As for the meeting
in early April, even the agnostics are praying for a plague of locusts.