Just to prove that the South despises interracial love (and diversity) even further than in the recent number of stories focusing on Kentucky (the church that denied interracial couples the freedom to pray there and then reversed their decision once the media found out about it; the woman in the CNN video being harassed by Kentucky residents because she’s in an interracial relationship….), here’s this lovely piece about Gary Dodson of (famed) Little Rock, Arkansas, who firebombed the home of an interracial couple.
Dodson pled guilty on December 7th in District Court of one count of civil rights conspiracy, one count of interference with housing rights due to race and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm/destructive device. This charmer also planned the firebombing along with several other men.
So, don’t feel bad, all the hateful and violent racism is not just restricted to Kentucky.
Here’s the piece:
- Kentucky Church Sees The Light! Overturns Ban On Interracial Couples! (perezhilton.com)
- WTF? Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Couples From Attending Service (perezhilton.com)
- Church Votes to Ban Interracial Couples – WJW (therealwithdarylanddevon.wordpress.com)
- Kentucky Church Overturns Ban On Interracial Couples (huffingtonpost.com)
- Church in Pike County, Kentucky, Bains Interracial Couples (interrace.wordpress.com)
- Interracial Couple Banned from Kentucky Church (unconventionalscholar.wordpress.com)
- Small Town Divided After Church Briefly Bans Interracial Couples (newsfeed.time.com)
- 12/5/11: Baptist Church in Kentucky Overturns Ban on Interracial Couples; But Damage Already Done (brittaj17.wordpress.com)
- Church Bans Interracial Couples (theroot.com)
- Kentucky Church Reverses Ban On Interracial Couples (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Kentucky church bans interracial couples (bazaardaily.com)
- Church Stands Up For What It Believes In, Bans Interracial Couples [Racism] (jezebel.com)
- Kentucky Equality Federation Reacts To Interracial Couple Ban Drop (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Follow Up of the Day: KY Church Unbans Interracial Couples Amid Criticism (thedailywh.at)
- Kentucky Church’s Ban On Interracial Couples Overturned (thinkprogress.org)