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Father Disavows Son For Attending Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally
Looks like this white father is much better at distancing his family from his racist son than Donald Trump is at distancing himself from the violent white supremacists who left dozens injured and 1 dead during the violence in Charlottesville.
Pearce Tefft published an open letter on InForum and let it be known that he, nor his family f**k with that heil Trump bullsh!t:
My name is Pearce Tefft, and I am writing to all, with regards to my youngest son, Peter Tefft, an avowed white nationalist who has been featured in a number of local news stories over the last several months.
On Friday night, my son traveled to Charlottesville, Va., and was interviewed by a national news outlet while marching with reported white nationalists, who allegedly went on to kill a person.
I, along with all of his siblings and his entire family, wish to loudly repudiate my son’s vile, hateful and racist rhetoric and actions. We do not know specifically where he learned these beliefs. He did not learn them at home.
I have shared my home and hearth with friends and acquaintances of every race, gender and creed. I have taught all of my children that all men and women are created equal. That we must love each other all the same.
Evidently Peter has chosen to unlearn these lessons, much to my and his family’s heartbreak and distress. We have been silent up until now, but now we see that this was a mistake. It was the silence of good people that allowed the Nazis to flourish the first time around, and it is the silence of good people that is allowing them to flourish now.
Peter Tefft, my son, is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer. I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home. Then and only then will I lay out the feast.
Damn, those are BARS! We’re done asking why certain folks don’t speak out this poignantly against racism. Any lack of transparency or directness will henceforth be construed as patent support for hate and bigotry. Full stop.
You can read the letter in its entirety HERE.