Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan have been popping up in the Hidden Pines subdivision of Mandelay, Louisiana with messages like “Stop AIDS: Support Gay Bashing,” “Homosexual men and their sexual acts are disgusting and inhuman,” and “Our race is our nation.”
The flyers include a web address and telephone number, where interested parties can join the effort to kill gay people. Calling the number gets you an automated message that says, “Save our land, join the Klan, white power” before redirecting you to a KKK chapter in North Carolina.
Sonja Chaves, found one of the fliers outside her home.
“It’s hurtful, it’s scary,” she says. “I have a little boy. We have neighbors. They have kids.”
Residents in her development have also found paper bags with either a rock or candy in them along with one of the fliers.
“I mean, I guess it’s kind of repulsive, you know,” says resident Patrick Sarver.
“I mean, I don’t discriminate against any group and I don’t feel like anyone around here should be discriminated against either.”
“I’m extremely hurt by it,” says one woman, who wished to remain anonymous. “As a member of the gay community… I think it shows the ignorance of society still.”
People have been finding the flyers all summer long. Some KKK organizations claim it’s part of a massive recruiting effort.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating.
Meanwhile, the local FBI office claims it’s monitoring the situation and keeping a look out for possible federal violations.