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A White Supremacist’s Father Publicly Disowns His Son Due To His Participation In Charlottesville

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The father of a White Nationalist has publicly disavowed his son due to his participation in the Charlotteville rally.

Pearce Tefft, a Fargo, North Dakota resident publicly disowned his son Peterm a prominent white nationalist who was present in Charlottesville.

In an op-ed piece for Inforum, Tefft disavowed his son saying that he and his family did not raise Peter to be a racist.

via Inforum:

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.

His hateful opinions are bringing hateful rhetoric to his siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his parents. Why must we be guilty by association? Again, none of his beliefs were learned at home. We do not, never have, and never will, accept his twisted worldview.

He once joked, “The thing about us fascists is, it’s not that we don’t believe in freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want. We’ll just throw you in an oven.”

Peter, you will have to shovel our bodies into the oven, too. Please son, renounce the hate, accept and love all.

According to The Hill, Tefft identified himself as a “pro-white activist” earlier this month. Furthermore, Tefft said he shied away from being identified as a Nazi or a Nazi sympathizer because of the negative connotations associated with the word.

“My contention is that most of what constitutes hate speech affects pro-white speech,” Peter Tefft said in the interview. “Anti hate speech is synonymous with anti-white and anti-America.”

Similarly, Tefft’s cousin Jacob Scott criticized Tefft, calling him a manic and saying that he has threatened their family:

“Peter is a maniac, who has turned away from all of us and gone down some insane internet rabbit-hole, and turned into a crazy nazi,” Scott told Inforum. “He scares us all, we don’t feel safe around him, and we don’t know how he came to be this way.”


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