The article about Mr. Sweet of Mathews in the Jan. 14 Gazette-Journal was “sweet” and gives the impression that he and the right-wing, white supremacist group he belongs to, the Hiwaymen, are good Christians and the height of innocence. Just the opposite is true.
By their own words, they are a neo-Confederate, anti-LGBTQ, anti-Muslim, anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant group that associates with pro-Nazi organizations. They are racists. For example, in 2017 the Hiwaymen took their violent gang to the Unite the Right white nationalist conclave in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to Mr. Sweet, he was there.
In 2019, the Hiwaymen had several appearances, one of which was signing up for tickets to an LGBTQ event so they could go to the gathering and disrupt it. They also rallied “at the Arkansas state capital with Nazis from the Shield Wall Network to protest gun rights” and later that year “attempted to disrupt the Human Rights Campaign Arkansas legislative...
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