The World Church of the Creator is a church in name only. Their only unifying theme seems to be the hatred and destruction of those who are different. Despicable? You bet. Publicity-hungry? No doubt. Guess what, though? It's working.
LEWISTON, Maine (Reuters) -- A white supremacist group whose leader is accused of trying to have a federal judge murdered said on Thursday it will proceed with plans to protest an "invasion" of this New England college community by Somali immigrants.
A spokesman for the World Church of the Creator said the group, which preaches hatred of Jews and blacks on its Web site, would stage a two-hour rally on Saturday in Lewiston, where it says the local white population is fed up with the influx of immigrants from the war-torn East African nation.
The spokesman, the Rev. John King of Newport News, Virginia, said the Lewiston protest would go ahead despite the arrest on Wednesday in Chicago of the Rev. Matt Hale on charges he tried to solicit the murder of U.S. District Court Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow.
Hale, 31, was arrested as he arrived at Chicago's federal courthouse to face a possible contempt charge for refusing to obey Lefkow's November ruling in a trademark case.
Hale told Reuters before his arrest that the Somalis were "invading" Lewiston, and that the residents of Maine's second-biggest city had welcomed his church's planned rally with open arms.
"The people of Lewiston want us there," said Hale, who claims he receives as many as five positive e-mails a day from local residents. "We've never received the groundswell of support we've gotten from the people of Lewiston."
But Phil Nadeau, Lewiston's assistant city administrator, said he doubted Hale's claims.
"He could say that aliens from Mars want him here, but can he prove it?" Nadeau said. "My impression is there's a significant number of people in this community who don't support him and a handful who do."
Of course, the biggest problem here is that free speech- even hateful, ugly, repulsive speech- is a Constitutionally-protected right in this country. I would love nothing better than to drive these morons back into the swamps that spawned them. Sadly, they'll get their 15 minutes, they'll scare the hell of out some good people who just happen to be Somali immigrants, and then they'll soon be yesterday's new. We can hope....
This is one of those "I hate what you have to say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it" moments. It is truly a despicable task to even have think about defending this sort of scum, but the Bill of Rights is what it is. Let's just hope the good people of Lewiston will recognize these hate-spewing trolls for what they are.