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KKK Fliers Found Distributed In Boothbay Harbor, Maine Attacking Trans Community


The citizens of Boothbay Harbor, Maine are waking up finding Ku Kux Klan flyers being left on their lawns inside plastic ziplock bags,

The flier has “Transgender” stamped at the top in bold letters followed by “Is an Abomination according to the King James Bible.”

It quotes Deuteronomy 22:5 and warns: “Act now, before it’s too late. They are jeopardizing the safety of bathrooms across the nation for our women and children. This needs to stop.”

The flier urges readers to join the KKK. It says the nation has no future unless the KKK unites and organizes white Christian patriots. It isn’t clear whether the fliers were printed and distributed by representatives of the Ku Klux Klan.

Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released this statement:

Simply put, this is despicable. Hatred and bigotry have no place here in Maine. But unfortunately, actions like these are the direct result of leaders like Donald Trump, Paul LePage, and Mary Mayhew who only embolden white supremacists by refusing to stand up and condemn their hateful actions and rhetoric. Our message is clear: this hate is not welcome in Maine and we will not allow it to stand. We hope Donald Trump, Paul LePage, and Mary Mayhew will join us in denouncing these shameful acts.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lt. Michael Murhpy said the pamphelts do not seem to be directed at any one individual nor related to any other incident locally or nationally.

“While unsettling to many, this appears to be nothing more than an expression of free speech,” Lt. Murphy said.

 

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2 thoughts on “KKK Fliers Found Distributed In Boothbay Harbor, Maine Attacking Trans Community”

  1. damn what comes to mind and i don’t know why really, The Ramones singing “The KKK Took My Baby Away.” ARGH!!!!

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