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Church Aids Internet Nazi-fighter

By Gordon Clark, Staff Reporter
Vancouver Province, (A7) Wednesday, October 12, 1994

The United Church of Canada has come to the aid of Vancouver Island
Nazi-fighter Ken McVay

And the church hopes others who support McVay's battles against
those who spread propaganda through the internet computer system
will send money so he can replace his aging computer gear.

"Certainly the whole business of resisting racism and countering the
sort of thing represented by Mr. McVay's work is within our
mandate," Brian Thorpe, executive secretary of the church's B.C.
Conference said yesterday.

Support for McVay will be funnelled through the anti-racism
organization Committee for Racial Justice, and the United Church
will issue tax receipts, Thorpe said.

McVay, 54, was appalled several years ago to discover neo-Nazis were
using the Internet to spread hatred against Jews. He launched a
project to provide accurate information on the Holocaust and created
an archive of documents other computer users can access.

But McVay, who has a $1000-a-month job at a convenience store, can't
afford to carry on alone.

"I must say I'm delighted," McVay said after hearing of the church's
plans.

Cheques in support of his efforts should be made out to the United
Church of Canada (B.C.), marked CRJ/Fascism and Holocaust Archives.
They should be sent to the Committee for Racial Justice, 103-1290
Homer St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2Y5.

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