Updated: 11:27 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008 | Posted: 11:11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008
State Lawmaker Rejects Award From White Supremacist Group
Rally Planned For August In Butler County
ADAMS TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe issued a statement on Thursday publicly renouncing his nomination for the Christian Soldier award from the Christian Nation-Community of Christ Church.
The Butler County Republican also sent a letter to the group, telling its leaders to stop using his name to publicize a rally planned for August at the Adams Township Community Park.
In his statement, Metcalfe said the organization sent him letters claiming it was affiliated with the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
“As an Army veteran who had the privilege and honor of serving the United States alongside extremely dedicated men and women of all races, religions and national ancestries, I will not allow my office or my name to be compromised,” Metcalfe wrote in his letter to the Church.
The Christian Nation-Community of Christ Church is based in Erie. A postcard from the White Christian Nation is being circulated in Butler County and details a “Take Back America” rally scheduled for Aug. 6.