Alabama pastor resigns after having “great time” on birthday celebration for Grand Wizard of KKK
A three-day social media storm has resulted in Alabama lawmaker and a Baptist preacher Will Dismukes leaving the church. A recent Facebook post by House of Representatives member (R-Prattville) drew a barrage of criticism.
The celebration took place on July 25th and the very next day Dismukes shared his impressions.
“Had a great time at Fort Dixie speaking and giving the invocation for Nathan Bedford Forrest annual birthday celebration. Always a great time and some sure enough good eating!!” Posted by lawmaker and deleted the post after 3 days due to negative reaction.
The annual celebration was held in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a leader in the Confederate Army and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Many influential people were angry at this behavior of Dismukes and asked him to resign because they "reaffirm opposition to racism."
“We are saddened and grieved to learn of the recent Facebook post by state Rep. Will Dismukes. … In the wake of tremendous controversy we reaffirm our opposition to any kind of racism,” Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions wrote in his blog.
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