The Ku Klux Klan plans to rally on the campus of Augusta State University in support of counseling student Jennifer Keeton, who claims the school violated her rights by ordering her not to practice according to her personal view that homosexuality is an identity disorder.
According to The Augusta Chronicle, "Bobby Spurlock, who identified himself as imperial wizard knighthawk and grand dragon of South Carolina and North Carolina, said the KKK has met with school officials and plans to protest the school's treatment of 24-year-old Jennifer Keeton on Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Klan members will be in full dress across from the school's main Walton Way entrance in the median at Fleming Avenue."
Keeton lost her First Amendment lawsuit against the school in federal court this year. Spurlock said that Keeton has not been in touch with his group, which is affiliated with the Church of the National Knights of the KKK based in South Bend, Indiana, and claims 100,000 members in 41 states and 21 countries, according to the Chronicle.
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