Pretty blonde sisters Charity and Shelby Pendergraft, their brother Andrew, mother Rachel and grandfather Thomas Robb pose for a neat family portrait. However, this family is the first family of the Klu Klux Klan which promotes white nationalism and pride within America. Charity, 19, and Shelby, 17 and Andrew, 10 all contribute to the KKK's White Pride TV internet program which reflects their thoughts on modern day America and race relations. Their message of inter race relations has been passed down to the girls and their brother by mum Rachel, 40, who was raised in the KKK by her dad Thomas Robb, 64, the national leader.
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BY TRACY PFEIFFER
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In the United States, there are few cultural images as innocent as children excitedly building a snowman, and this time of year Idaho has plenty of them. But residents of Hayden, Idaho, were shocked to discover a snowman of a different spirit one morning.
Neighbors say the snowman was shaped like a member of the Ku Klux Klan and holding a noose. It stood in a yard just 100 feet from a local elementary school. Outraged parents called authorities and the local news station to complain, and the story has generated national attention. (Source: KXLY)
An anchor on Sacramento’s Fox affiliate KTXL calls attention to one detail from footage of the man’s house:
“I just noticed a Confederate Flag hanging there as well, so that was interesting. So you got the Confederate Flag and perhaps the noose and maybe the top hat as well.”
This detail -- and the snowman -- probably weren’t a surprise to the man’s neighbors. A self-identified white supremacist, he was previously profiled by local station KXLY for flying Aryan Nation and SS flags on his home and was once accused of giving out bullets on Halloween. He contends they were bullet casings. (Video: KXLY)
After someone tried to knock over the snowman in question, the homeowner rebuilt it twice as big--towering 10 feet tall. He tells KXLY, he doesn’t think he did anything wrong.
ELISEUSON: “It’s a snowman. I mean, it’s not--there’s nothing hateful about it that I can see.” ...
DALL: “Why do you think people are offended?”
ELISEUSON: “Hell if I know. They want to cause trouble.”
A writer for Care2 says the incident has its ups and downs.
“On the one hand it is tempting to ignore this story as the homeowner is clearly looking to provoke people and get attention. On the other though it is good to hear the neighbors stand up against this kind of display, even if there are limited tools for them to fight back against the homeowner.”
After sheriffs deputies warned the man he could be facing a criminal complaint for hanging the noose, he tore the snowman down. The Spokesman-Review explains the Idaho law that would have applied here, which defines a public nuisance as:
“...offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property by an entire community or neighborhood, or by any considerable number of persons.”
The homeowner says he isn’t done with his sculptures yet, and plans to build a new snowman in the shape of a Nazi soldier.