The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a rally in support of an Augusta State University counseling student who claims her First Amendment rights were violated when the school told her that her anti-gay beliefs are incompatible with the standards of her desired profession.
Bobby Spurlock, the imperial wizard knighthawk and grand dragon of South Carolina and North Carolina, said today the group has met with school officials and plans to protest the school’s treatment of Jennifer Keeton, reports the Augusta Chronicle.
Keeton, 24, who is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling, said she was ordered to undergo a re-education plan that requires her to attend “diversity sensitivity training,” complete additional remedial reading and write papers to describe their effects on her beliefs, according to a lawsuit filed last July.
Keeton has said in and out class that, according to her Christian beliefs, homosexuality is immoral and a lifestyle choice.
The protest, planned for 1 p.m. on Oct. 23, will be in full dress and located across from the Georgia school’s main entrance. Spurlock said the KKK has not been in contact with Keeton herself.