Black Pastor Fights South Carolina KKK Store In Building He Claims To Own

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — A black civil rights activist is still fighting to close a South Carolina store that sells KKK robes and racist T-shirts in a building that he says he owns.

The store, called the Redneck Shop, operates in a building in Laurens, South Carolina. Court records show it was transferred in 1997 to David Kennedy and the Baptist church he leads.

However, the legal documents also indicate that the man who runs the store has the right to operate it out of the building until he dies.

Kennedy has led protests outside the store since it opened in 1996 but he says the agreement has prevented him from closing it.

Store owner John Howard says he’s not selling anything illegal and people “shouldn’t come in” if they’re turned off by the store.

The dispute may now head to court.