Angry Klansman Deeds Redneck Store To Black Church. Hilarity Ensues.

Oh sweet Jesus does God have a sense of humor or what? The irony is rich, indeed:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a lengthy legal battle between a black South Carolina church and members of the Ku Klux Klan, a judge has ruled that the church owns a building where KKK robes and T-shirts are sold.

A circuit judge ruled last month that New Beginnings Baptist Church is the rightful owner of the building that houses the Redneck Shop, which operates a so-called Klan museum and sells Klan robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs. The judge ordered the shop’s proprietor to pay the church’s legal bills of more than $3,300.

Since 1996, the Redneck Shop has operated in an old movie theater in Laurens, a city about 70 miles northwest from Columbia that was named after 18th century slave trader Henry Laurens.

Ownership of the building was transferred in 1997 to the Rev. David Kennedy and his church, New Beginnings, by a Klansman fighting with others inside the hate group, according to court records. That man, according to Kennedy, was feuding with store proprietor John Howard over a woman and “developed a spiritual relationship” with Kennedy’s church, the judge wrote.

A “spiritual relationship” huh? I’m guessing …. no.

I’m filing this one away under the heading “Stories that should be made into Hollywood films starring Tom Hanks but nobody would believe them if they did.”

Can you even believe this? So just to recap: two racists get into an argument over a woman and one exacts his revenge by deeding the local racist supply store to an African American church. Sometimes you’ve just gotta love the South for its sheer weirdness.


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20 responses to “Angry Klansman Deeds Redneck Store To Black Church. Hilarity Ensues.

  1. Randy

    You’re not from around here are you?

  2. ruemara

    What can I say? I like this idea, like I like toast with butter.

  3. chrome agnomen

    that ‘spiritual relationship’–probably good news for santorum…

  4. They don’t call it Southern Gothic for nothing.

  5. grandpa john

    David kennedy was involved in another lawsuit several years ago which he lost. He came over from Laurens and tried to involve himself in school board affairs in our county Abbeville. Along the way he managed to toss off some slanderous personal attacks against our Assistant principle, and Johnny who happens to be black did not take well to being called an uncle tom along with other remarks made by Kennedy in the public board meeting. He sued his ass, for slander or libel or what ever and he won


    ‘Racist supply store’?

    I thought they just called it ‘WalMart’.

  7. hamletta

    That is so beautiful. I think I’m gonna cry.

    MLK and the prophets told us the arc of history bends toward justice, but they didn’t tell us it would be so schaudenfreudilicious!

  8. hamletta

    * schadenfreudelicious

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  10. Deef

    I see a clothing bonfire in the future.

  11. Maybe Prince Harry can use all that stuff for his next Halloween Party at Buckingham Palace.

  12. Brandon

    Any serious White Nationalist would realize that operating a store like that is very counterproductive.

    Need further proof, see this: