Lawmaker resigns as pastor after celebrating KKK leader

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Officials say an Alabama lawmaker who was criticized for participating in a celebration marking the birthday of a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader has resigned from his position as pastor of a Baptist church.

News outlets report that Rep. Will Dismukes resigned as pastor of Prattville’s Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday after drawing backlash over a Facebook post he shared showing him at a gathering to remember Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The post, which is no longer visible, included a photo showing the Republican state House member speaking in front of Confederate flags. Dismukes has said he doesn’t plan on resigning from the Legislature.


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