A Nazi group is helping keep a stretch of Colorado’s Highway 85 tidy as a participant in the federal Adopt-A-Highway program.
But the participation of the National Socialist Movement, which also calls itself America’s Nazi Party, is making the Elmwood Baptist church uncomfortable, because its stretch of highway is right next to the white supremacists, Denver’s KCNC-TV reports.
Gary Randall, pastor of the Brighton, Colo., church says it is an “alarming vision” to be working next to the Nazi group.
“We have various different races that are included in our membership and in our ministry,” Randall tells the CBS station. “We are totally opposed to any kind of ideology that would be deemed racist.”
Neal Land, a spokesman for the Nazi group, tells KCNC’s Howard Nathan that he’s “not much for the Jewish religion” and has some issues with other races and beliefs, but promises the organization will “not initiate any violence.”
“We’re here. We’re active. We’re doing good things,” he says.