Tags: Charlottesville | pete tefft | father | denounces | son | white nationalist

Pete Tefft's Father Denounces White Nationalist Son in Letter

Image: Pete Tefft's Father Denounces White Nationalist Son in Letter

Neo-Nazis, alt-right, and white supremacists encircle counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on Aug. 11, 2017. (Shay Horse/NurPhoto/Sipa via AP Images)

By    |   Monday, 14 August 2017 05:18 PM

Pearce Tefft, the father of Pete Tefft, who attended the Charlottesville rally and blamed counter-protesters for the violence, has denounced his son in a letter to a Fargo newspaper and said Pete was no longer welcome at family gatherings and did not learn his views at home.

Peter (Pete) Tefft posted about the Unite the Right rally on Facebook afterward and blamed the counter-protesters for the violence and defended his “alt-right,” “pro-white” views. 

Pearce Tefft wrote in his letter to The Forum that his son was causing the family “heartbreak and distress.”

“I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home,” he wrote. “Then and only then will I lay out the feast.” 

“We do not, never have, and never will, accept his twisted worldview,” the letter continued.

Pete Tefft’s nephew Jacob Scott also called him a “maniac” who “scares us all,” The Forum reported. Scott also said people had harassed his family bcause of Pete's connection to the white nationalist rally.

Scott said his family members are “all bleeding-heart liberals who believe in the fundamental equality of all human beings.”

He added that Peter Tefft’s sister had been threatened at work and that his young cousin had been threateningly messaged online by a stranger, The Forum reported.

“Please son, renounce the hate, accept and love all,” Pearce Tefft’s letter ended.

Twitter praised the father for his courage and said it was the right thing to do.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Pearce Tefft, the father of Pete Tefft, who attended the Charlottesville rally and blamed counter-protesters for the violence, has denounced his son in a letter to a Fargo newspaper and said Pete was no longer welcome at family gatherings and did not learn his views at home.
pete tefft, father, denounces, son, white nationalist
318
2017-18-14
Monday, 14 August 2017 05:18 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved