ELM SPRINGS, Tenn. – Apr. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “An outrageous lie” was the response of Chris Sullivan, Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, to a recent report by Fox Channel 59 portraying the SCV as “racist” and “supremist” (sic).

“The SCV was founded in 1896 to perpetuate the memory and honor of the Confederate soldier,” Sullivan continued, “we proudly continue that mission, and that mission only, today. The SCV has repeatedly condemned bigotry of any kind by resolution and policy, and it would only take a modicum of journalistic effort to find that out.”

Supporting links to relevant policies, resolutions and Constitution are below.

Channel 59 interviewed a supposed “expert,” Vivian Deno, whose comments proved she actually knows nothing about the SCV or its mission and purpose, alleges Sullivan. The Sons of Confederate Veterans condemns Deno’s allegedly slanderous remarks, Channel 59’s sloppy “journalism,” and the mayor of New Castle’s vacillations.

The complete and detailed response of the 30,000 member SCV to this “outrage” can be found at www.scv.org/newcastle.

Relevant Links of Interest:

The following is paragraph 2 (page one) of the SCV’s Affiliation Policy:

2. All meetings, events and communications of the Sons of Confederate Veterans candidate shall reflect professionalism and respect for others. It is not permitted for officers and members to engage in unlawful conduct, endorse political parties and candidates and promote religious or racial bigotry at meetings, events or in communications of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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Original Story ID: (2734) :: 2007-04-0413-003

Original Keywords: Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chris Sullivan, Fox 59 TV Indianapolis, perpetuate the memory and honor of the Confederate soldier, SCV, Tennessee Sons of Confederate Veterans

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