Fringe Factor

04.27.14

Fringe Factor: Boy Scouts Kick Out Gay Leader’s Entire Troop

Boy Scouts are being punished for not discriminating. Georgia makes it legal to bring a gun just about everywhere. And fear not! The KKK is here to keep you safe.

Boy Scouts Kick Out Gay Leader’s Entire Troop

The Boy Scouts of America does not mess around when it comes to discriminating against gay adults. Scout leader Geoff McGrath, who formed a troop in Seattle a few months after BSA lifted its ban on openly gay youth last year, was kicked out of the organization this month after NBC News contacted the local Boy Scout council during a profile on McGrath and alerted them to his homosexuality. McGrath refused to step down and now, BSA has revoked the charter for his troop because it—and the church that sponsors it—has chosen to stand behind him.

Georgia Passes “Guns Everywhere” Law

Finally, Georgia has made it legal to bring your gun practically everywhere. Bars? Sure. Schools? Why not? Sporting events and houses of worship? The more the merrier! With virtually no limit to the places one can carry a weapon, what could possibly go wrong? Nicknamed the “guns everywhere bill,” the legislation, which Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law at an open-air picnic Wednesday, even permits concealed carry in some government buildings and parts of airports. “This law gives added protections to those who have played by the rules—and who can protect themselves and others who don’t play by the rules,” the governor said.

White Supremacists Plant Racist Easter Eggs

White Supremacists in Virginia have resorted to advertising to children. Parents in Henrico County reported finding eggs containing messages like “Diversity = white genocide” and “Mass immigration and forced assimilation of non-whites into our lands is genocide,” while on an Easter egg hunt with their children. The eggs were apparently planted by proponents of the White Man March, a racist rally that hardly drew a crowd last month. Though organizers of the White Man March have not taken responsibility for the propaganda, the messages inside the eggs had “WhiteManMarch.com.”

KKK Sets Up Neighborhood Watch

The people of Fairview Township, Pa. can finally sleep at night knowing the Ku Klux Klan is watching over them. In response to recent break-ins, the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK, a local chapter of the racist group, has reportedly set up a neighborhood watch. “It’s just like any neighborhood-watch program. It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity. We would report anything we see to law enforcement,” Frank Acona, the group’s president and imperial wizard, told PennLive. “We don’t hate people. We are an organization that looks out for our race. We believe in racial separation. God created each species after its kind and saw that it was good.”

Nevada Rancher Wonders Whether Blacks Were Better Off As Slaves

Lawless Nevada rancher-turned-Fox News Celebrity Cliven Bundy secured himself a few more minutes of fame this week when he offered his thoughts on race to the only reporter who showed up at a press conference in his driveway. “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Bundy said, referring to a North Las Vegas housing project he’s driven past where “at least half a dozen people,” kids and adults, were always sitting on the porch because “they didn’t have nothing to do.” He then went on to muse about whether African Americans “are better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?” In response to the inevitable backlash Bundy’s comments incited, the rancher insisted he was just “wondering,” whether African Americans would be better off as slaves and he’s “still wondering.”