Three crosses were burned last night in Durham, N.C., home of Duke University, and one of the bluest cities in the South. KKK fliers were found on the scene. Pam’s House Blend, which is published in Durham, has the story – go there for details, additional links and photos – but here are the highlights:
A police officer and firefighters arrive at the scene of a cross burning Wednesday night on South Roxboro Street, about a quarter mile from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Mayor Bill Bell can’t recall a cross burning since he moved here in 1968.
Three crosses were burned last night in my progressive hometown, one only a couple of miles away from our house, near a middle-class, suburban subdivision. Some are tying it to the visit of members of the Rotting Cryptkeeper’s church visit to our city to protest the Laramie Project play held at the Durham School of the Arts. The pathetic Phelps family picketed and were overwhelmingly outnumbered by supporters of the play and its performers…
It’s hard to understand what kind of cretins think that they are going to find support for this rat-bastard, cowardly deed — hey you f*ckers, show your faces — but they won’t find it in Durham.