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Anti-transgender fliers with KKK contact information left at Dothan homes

Anti-transgender fliers with KKK contact information left at Dothan homes

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The Dothan Police Department received a report of at least two local residents getting what police have called Ku Klux Klan fliers delivered to their homes.

Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish confirmed the police department had received the report, which was initially being handled by the criminal investigation division (CID).

“What you’re dealing with is potentially implications of a hate crime or promoting a hate crime, so we notified the FBI,” Parrish said.

Capt. Will Benny, the supervisor of CID, said a man made a report to the Dothan Police Department on Monday of having received a flier from the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) at his home. Benny said the man, an east Dothan resident, also reported his neighbor had received one too.

“It appears to be against transgender and transgender bathrooms and it was basically a recruitment flier,” Benny said.

Benny said there was actually no crime committed in the distribution of the flier, which he said also solicited donations from the public. Benny said the KKK flier and report were forwarded to the FBI as intelligence information.

Capt. Stacy Robinson also said the flier was forwarded to the FBI as a precautionary measure.

“Obviously any time you get hate-related material there’s a reason to be cautious and to investigate it,” Robinson said.

The flier calls transgender people an “abomination” according to the King James Bible. The flier also quotes Deuteronomy 22:5, “A woman shall not wear that pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment. For all that do are an abomination unto the Lord thy God.”

The flier also suggests transgender people are jeopardizing the safety of women and children as they use restrooms across the nation.

The flier also lists a hotline phone number for people to call and a website for people to make donations. The flier is signed "The Loyal White Knights of the KKK" just before it lists the website.

According to NBC affiliate channel 15's website in Mobile, a similar flier was distributed to residents in midtown Mobile last week.

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