KKK plans protest at Dollywood on unofficial gay day

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Members of the Ku Klux Klan say they plan to stage a protest outside the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Saturday, where several thousand gay and lesbian parkgoers are expected for a ''Gay Day'' event. About 20 protesters are expected.

Read more from The Tennessean.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:28 AM
Jeff's avatar The Klan taking a moral position. Is that ironic or just stupid? Hard to believe this kind of thing still goes on.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:34 AM
matt.'s avatar If anything this just means that more of the GLBT community will show up.


Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:07 AM
Maybe they are gay and just trying to hide it by using the KKK. I still can't believe this crap goes on!! GRRR
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:20 AM
^So they'd be the KKGay?
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:22 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:50 AM
It's sometimes a good thing when people show how dumb they really are.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:54 AM
"Maybe they are gay and just trying to hide it by using the KKK"

Easy to spot... They are the Klansmen wearing pastel or flower print sheets.

(Hey... don't blast me for that one... I'm an equal opportunity offender. And now that I've effectively insulted both sides, I'll just be on my way...)

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:33 AM
So much hate in the world, why are they doing this at a theme park, where people go to get AWAY from the world.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:34 AM
Couldn't have said it better myself RCT Master! Isn't the park private property? Can't they be kicked out? Even if they buy a ticket they can be removed from the park right?
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:39 AM
rollergator's avatar I can drive a half-hour outside of Gainesville (Gay-nesville)in virtually any direction and run into this kind of "moral superiority"....easy to spot, they generally have *rebel flags* somewhere on their vehicles.

I guess being morally superior is all you get when you're a mental GIANT like those guys wearing white hoods, huh? ;)

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:57 AM
Well, when that's all you have, that's all you have and you cling to it tightly. What else are you gonna do? Admit you're a turd in the social food chain?

SLFAKE: Pastel? How gauche! But the thread count is always a dead giveaway.


Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:17 AM
boblogone's avatar I was lied to, they told me KKK was the Kentucky Kingdom Klub and we were going to hand out free passes to Six Flags. This explains the stupid uniforms. Who do I write to in order to get my membership fee back?

So many problems in this world are caused by the herd-instinct.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:17 AM
CoastaPlaya: Had no idea that Pastels are considered "gauche"... Had no idea about thread count either. Come to think of it, kind of glad I don't know about that stuff...

boblogone: Easy mistake to make... I mean if I were a die hard Six Flags fan I'd hide my face under a hood too.

*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 5/19/2004 11:21:26 AM ***

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:20 AM
Wow I didn't know anyone still took the KKK seriously or even tolerated them for that matter, either way this has the ability to get ugly given the rep of the KKK
*** This post was edited by Flashback0978 5/19/2004 11:21:54 AM ***
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:26 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Remember PPP2001, when the KKK showed up at Knoebels?

mOOSH [relax...we were supposed to be ghosts...of coaster designers from the Golden Age...ok, so it didn't work the way we'd planned!]

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:28 AM
janfrederick's avatar The same types protested the gay event at the San Diego zoo recently. I had my wife drive me past a couple times so I could pop out of the sunroof and call the "Naziiiiis!!!! Naaaazzzziiiiiiissss!!"

They looked incredibly surprised that someone would equate them with nazis.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:40 AM
Best KKK quote I ever heard from the local news:

It was a story about a town that was being pressured to move its nativity scene from the town hall, town park, or where ever. The local KKK kook showed up with a protest sign. The interview went something like this:

Reporter: A member of the KKK was protesting the decision to move the nativity scene from the property...

KKK member: I'm here because this is a Christian country founded on Christian values... I think that the town should be allowed to keep the manorah on display.

Reporter: Do you mean Manger?

KKK member: Yeah...

I mean come on... labeling your self a hate filled biggot is bad enough... AT the very least know the symbolism you are supporting... and if you can't do that, AT THE VERY LEAST don't get it confused with a symbol of one of the groups that your group "hates".

(... then there was the story of the exceptionally dumb klansman [okay, that is redundant, I know] who kept getting tangled up in his fitted sheet...)

*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 5/19/2004 11:40:43 AM ***

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:43 AM
Where is Will Smith and Martin Lawrence when you need them....
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:54 AM
Jeff said:
"Hard to believe this kind of thing still goes on."
Ever been to Cincinnati? What's even harder to beleive is that Cincinnati allows the KKK to hold a public demonstration on Fountain Square every year.

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