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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:34 PM

Tiny Minnesota town to vote today on allowing white supremacist church

Tiny Minnesota town to vote today on allowing white supremacist church

Asatru Folk Assembly wants to create a Midwest hub in the Swift County town of 275 residents.

A small, quiet Swift County town is set to decide Wednesday whether it will become a regional gathering place for a Nordic heritage religion that's been identified as a white supremacist group.

The City Council in Murdock, Minn., a community of 275 residents some 115 miles west of the Twin Cities, has scheduled a vote on granting a permit allowing the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) to use an abandoned Lutheran church as its third "hof," or gathering hall. The group operates two other halls in California and North Carolina.

The group's arrival has sparked a wave of activism in this farming community along U.S. Hwy. 12, where the local grain elevator dominates the landscape. After the AFA purchased the church earlier this year for $45,000, area residents formed a group called the Murdock Area Alliance Against Hate and turned out in force at a previous council meeting where AFA leaders made a plea for understanding.

About 50 people showed up at that October meeting, nearly all of them expressing opposition to the religious group. Organizers said they plan to protest outside Wednesday's meeting as well, even though it will be held online with no members of the public physically present.

https://www.startribune.com/tiny-minnesota-town-to-vote-today-on-allowing-white-supremacist-church/573344361/

Wow, rural Minnesota does NOT need a white supremacist gathering hall.
Big trouble!!


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Reply Tiny Minnesota town to vote today on allowing white supremacist church (Original post)
mysteryowl Dec 2020 OP
Karadeniz Dec 2020 #1
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2020 #2
mysteryowl Dec 2020 #3
Wellstone ruled Dec 2020 #4
keithbvadu2 Dec 2020 #5
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2020 #6

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:16 PM

1. By nordic heritage, will they be worshipping those gods or will they use the Bible, limiting

Membership to those of Nordic heritage? If it's the latter, Christianity forbids racism and a race-based membership could violate the law. So if it's the latter, the council has reasons to deny.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:38 PM

2. City council voted to approve it.

https://www.startribune.com/tiny-minnesota-town-to-vote-today-on-allowing-white-supremacist-church/573344361/

The people of Murdock, Minn., will be getting a new neighbor. The City Council voted Wednesday night to grant a permit allowing the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) to use an abandoned Lutheran church in the Swift County town as its third "hof," or gathering hall, in the United States.

Meeting online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the council kept its video camera turned off, meaning that other meeting attendees couldn't see the members' faces. Despite repeated requests from the online audience, council members refused to identify who voted for or against the permit, passing it on a voice vote without a roll call. One member on the five-person council could be heard voting no.

"We as leaders of the city of Murdock want people to know that we condemn racism in all forms," Mayor Craig Kavanagh said before the council voted in favor of an organization that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist group.

Before the vote, council members heard from Don Wilcox, the city attorney, who told them that they faced possible legal jeopardy if they voted against the AFA based on its beliefs.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:43 PM

3. Thanks for the, tragic, update

Just think of what will grow out of this...
more republican voters, more haters will be recruited, maybe some militia like Michigan has.
Tragic!!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:46 PM

4. Knowing the area,

 

they will have full Houses. Just what Swift County needs,a legit house of Hate.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:05 PM

5. Where in the Bible does Jesus advocate white supremacy?

Where in the Bible does Jesus advocate white supremacy?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 09:07 AM

6. They don't use the Christian bible. Problem solved!

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