The City of Augusta has refused Martha Burk’s request to protest at the Augusta National front gate during the 3rd round of the Masters. And the ACLU has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in Augusta in support of Burk. I don’t think Augusta understands that they need to keep a low profile when they’re taking a pig-headed stance.
Let’s review the situation in Augusta:
- The story starts with a spectacular brain fart by Hootie Johnson. Ignoring Proverbs 15:1, Hootie publicly proclaims that Augusta National will not be forced to do anything “at the point of a bayonet.” This was apparently the first application of the “If I make my opponents really mad, then they’ll let me do whatever I want” method of conflict resolution.
- Confident in the righteousness of their position, the Augusta National drops all sponsors for the 2003 Masters Golf Tournament.
- The City of Augusta revises the law governing demonstration on public grounds. The vote splits along racial lines.
- A splinter group of the KKK announces support of the Augusta National Golf Club membership policy.