North Carolina Housing Official Refuses To Resign over Pro-Confederate, Racist Facebook Posts
Rowan County, North Carolina, commissioners are launching an investigation, and the chairman is the target. After a brief closed session Monday, commissioners took action in regard to Malcolm “Mac” Butner and the racially charged comments he made on Facebook, the Salisbury Post reports.
Butner refuses to resign after posting pro-Confederate, racist and anti-gay comments.
In one Facebook post, he wrote, “Gee, they are all black. I guess the white folk could not get off because they were too busy working (and) being productive, good citizens.”
“THE PRIMARY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LEADERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNION IS THAT CONFEDERATE LEADERS WERE GODLY GENTLEMEN AND THE UNION FOLKS WERE NOT,” he wrote in another post. (Republican caps, his)
In another he claims that liberals and Democrats “don’t have a principled bone in their body and they don’t care even if our constitutional republic is destroyed.”
“To hell with the lesbos, queers, liberals and baby killers,” he added.
The local NAACP is now demanding his immediate termination. “When you insult people, you don’t deserve the right to decide policy that would benefit him,” Scott Teemer, the president of Rowan County NAACP Chapter said.
County commissioners say there’s not much they can do because his Facebook comments were made during his personal time.
WSOC-TV reports, “Butner’s appointment as housing authority chairman expires in September. At that time, the county could choose not to re-elect him.”
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Butner says he is protected by the First Amendment. Indeed he is. Hopefully the NAACP can use their First Amendment rights to oust him in September