The Huffington Post | By Meredith Bennett-Smith Posted: 03/22/2013 1:41 pm EDT
A West Virginia paper has found itself in the midst of controversy after printing an anonymous, hate-filled rant about minorities and gays.
The Lincoln Journal, a small paper serving the Lincoln County area of southern West Virginia, printed the rant Wednesday on its "Gripes and Gratitudes" section.
The slur-filled "gripe" was actually a transcript of a voicemail left on the paper's "Gripes and Gratitudes" phone line. Referring to an ongoing controversy in the region about a gay teacher named Kelli Burns who was recently fired by the school board, the anonymous caller said:
"We were really glad to hear that School Board is getting rid of them queers. The next thing is we need to get rid of all the n****rs, the spics, the kikes and the wops. You know even them Catholics, they are wrong as baby eaters. We need to clear them people out and have good, white, God fearing Christians and everybody else needs to be put to death for their abominations. We'll keep Lincoln County white and right. Thank you."