6:45 PM EST, November 7, 2012
GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich
It`s Ken David's way of decorating his lawn and making a political statement. He didn't mean to offend anyone, when he decided to suspend lawn chairs from trees in his front yard.
Now, he's being called a racist.
“We figured we may get some comments from it, but we didn`t think we were doing anything wrong,” David said.
The trouble started about a month after the Republican National Convention. That's when Ken David decided to suspend the chairs in his front yard. A political statement he took from Clint Eastwood's speech.
The display sparked some backlash, which intensified Wednesday morning. Ken's wife woke up to find a white lawn chair on their driveway, with '4 more years' and 'racist pig' written on it.
“It called us racist and it called us the bad words that you don`t want to hear,” David goes on to say “We aren`t the racists, they are the racists for doing what they did, and that`s what this has all been about to begin with,”
A few months ago, the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance spoke out against the display, which is right across the street from an elementary school. They said the display references a lynch mob. That led to a public meeting in October.
“Herman Cain was my choice, so for people to turn around and say that I`m a racist is totally 100% wrong,” David said.
Ken says he doesn’t have any plans on taking the chairs down anytime in the near future.