Memphis churches hope to downplay KKK rally

9:45 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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Ministers in Memphis are spreading the word on how to keep this weekend's Ku Klux Klan rally from becoming a success.

The group of clergy members say their strategy is simple. They say the clan feeds off attention, so the ministers say just don't show up.

"Groups that try to foster hatred, they are like a cassette tape. They are out of date, they are ancient history, and they're really irrelevant," said Pastor Tom Reynolds.

The KKK's rally is in response to the Memphis City Council's plan to rename several Confederate city parks, including Nathan Bedford Forrest Park. Forrest was the first grand wizard of the KKK.

Memphis churches say they do no plan to protest. They want to downplay the event as much as possible.

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