Black pastor seeks to close "Redneck Store" in building he owns

Full story: WBIR Knoxville

A black civil rights activist is still fighting to close a South Carolina store that sells KKK robes and racist T-shirts in a building that he says he owns.
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Mar 10, 2008
 
Obviously the _Pastor is offended by the merchandise sold in the store, but according to the article, the operator has a legal right to sell his wares.

There is absolutely nothing in our Constitution which protects us from being offended. That hoped for protection comes from the thought police, the politically correct patrols and various other Orwellian type groups.

Smut shops offend me but are still in business.

Muslim Mosques go against my grain, but the first Amendment protects them.

The sodomite agenda across this nation is very offensive, but the voting booth will settle some of those issues.

Bottom line, if we are suppose to be a multicultural nation (which ultimately will be impossible) then cease attempting to homogenize the population or thee consequence will be a Balkanization of this continent.

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Mar 10, 2008
 
The Building owner has the right to say what comes and goes on his property.
Claire

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Here wrote:
Obviously the _Pastor is offended by the merchandise sold in the store, but according to the article, the operator has a legal right to sell his wares.
There is absolutely nothing in our Constitution which protects us from being offended. That hoped for protection comes from the thought police, the politically correct patrols and various other Orwellian type groups.
Smut shops offend me but are still in business.
Muslim Mosques go against my grain, but the first Amendment protects them.
The sodomite agenda across this nation is very offensive, but the voting booth will settle some of those issues.
Bottom line, if we are suppose to be a multicultural nation (which ultimately will be impossible) then cease attempting to homogenize the population or thee consequence will be a Balkanization of this continent.
Oh, so you support hate groups? I assume you do considering you distaste for mosques and the so-called sodomite agenda.

I have a distaste for jerks like you, but for some reason god keeps creating people like you.
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Joelton, TN

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Wonder what would happen if it was a white person trying to close a "Black Muslim" shop...he would be villified as racist. I don't see any difference in this case.
Claire

Knoxville, TN

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Mar 10, 2008
 
james johnson wrote:
The Building owner has the right to say what comes and goes on his property.
This is true unless there is an existing lease on the propery before the pastor took ownership of the building. In most cases, to avoid a lot of legal bruhaha, it's best to let the lease run it's course.

Bu we don't know the whole story here. Perhaps, he acquired the building solely in hopes to shut the business down?

Anyone who sells KKK garb is trash anyway.
Hmmh

Thorn Hill, TN

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Claire wrote:
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Oh, so you support hate groups? I assume you do considering you distaste for mosques and the so-called sodomite agenda.
I have a distaste for jerks like you, but for some reason god keeps creating people like you.
Disagreeing with something or someone or disliking it does not constitute support for hate groups! Does your distaste for "jerks" mean you support hate groups? Get real!!

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Mar 10, 2008
 
catcat wrote:
Wonder what would happen if it was a white person trying to close a "Black Muslim" shop...he would be villified as racist. I don't see any difference in this case.
It would get closed down quicker than the Klan shop will.It's the Dirty South!!!Good Ol' Boy system is still in place.
Claire

Knoxville, TN

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Hmmh wrote:
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Disagreeing with something or someone or disliking it does not constitute support for hate groups! Does your distaste for "jerks" mean you support hate groups? Get real!!
I'm all for stuffing jerks in cattle cars and sending them to the death camps, only if you go first. lol

*rolls eyes*
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Mar 10, 2008
 
If there is a legal agreement that states he is allowed to keep the store open until he dies....then they must honor that agreement...I do not personally agree with the merchandise the store sells, or the culture it helps to fuel...but contracts are contracts, and need to be followed.
Doug

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Mar 10, 2008
 
We must remember...the owners rights were transferred to this pastor. It doesn't seem like he bought the property. (so in all liklihoood the original honor wrote into the contract, that this person can keep his shop open until he dies). So i don't really want to hear, that this owner has the right to say what comes and goes. I own a property and have to adhere to the contract that we both signed, even if i don't totally agree with all terms and conditions in the contract.
Tom Barnaby

Bristol, TN

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Well,the store wouldn't be in business very long if the redneck white trash stopped buying that garbage.And that,says a lot about the south.

“BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND”

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Mar 10, 2008
 
I'm just curious to what other items the business owner sells? I can't imagine anyone opening a Klan shop and thinking it would be successful.
The questions I would have is why do you wait 11 years to say anything about it? I think probably this guy was on the take, and now the store doesn't want to cut him in anymore and he's mad about it. If I was the church(notice the ownership was signed by he and the church) I would be looking to see what else our activist has got us invested with because something about this just don't sound right.
Spruce Purl

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Mar 10, 2008
 
I suggest we elect Claire to County Commission. She sounds like she would fit well with Lumpy, Pinky and Ditzy DeFreese.
southern pride

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Mar 10, 2008
 
if you don't like the way we live in the south,then why did you come here in the first place. if you don't like go back where ya come from..
So sayeth me

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Spruce Purl wrote:
I suggest we elect Claire to County Commission. She sounds like she would fit well with Lumpy, Pinky and Ditzy DeFreese.
Now thats funny!!!
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Mar 10, 2008
 
the sad thing is that now this has gotten publicity, more and more people are going to want to go that store just to see what it's about.
Steve

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Mar 10, 2008
 
"if you don't like the way we live in the south,then why did you come here in the first place. if you don't like go back where ya come from.."

a) Why the heck is someone from OHIO speaking for people from the South anyway??

and b) Why is your name "Southern Pride"?

This shop is an embarrassment to the whole state. There is a small minority that still cling to this stuff, but by and large, most people see how ridiculous it is.

Unfortunately, as others have said, they have a right to run their business, however offensive it may be. I have lived here for over 20 years, and I love many aspects of this state, but this racist underbelly minority and "good ole boy" network are the exception.

The store does not actually sell that much merchandise locally. As the headquarters for the "National Socialist Movement", it is probably money from that group and others like it that keeps the shop open. It gets enough negative publicity to draw like-minded people to the organization. That is it's main purpose, to be a public face for these people so others can find them.

For those of you ragging on the South, please note that the "National Socialist Movement" is headquartered in Detroit, MI.
Right Wing Lunatic

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Why doesn't he just raise their monthly rent so high they can't afford to pay it? Eventually, they'll be forced to set up shop somewhere else.
Spamalama

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Claire wrote:
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I'm all for stuffing jerks in cattle cars and sending them to the death camps, only if you go first. lol
*rolls eyes*
Claire, honey...are you PMS'ing? It's ok, they have meds for that, and remember opinions are like a**holes...everbody got one..
southern pride

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Mar 10, 2008
 
i'm not from ohio,i don't know why it says that . i'v lived in tennesse for damn near 47 years. so the veiws of a a

I'm not from ohio i'm a tennessee boy for damn near 47 years, so your opinion dosn't mean squat to me. if you don't like go home.

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