Dewey H. “Buddy” Tucker, former pastor of the former Temple Memorial Baptist Church which he founded in 1969, disliked Jews. Still does.
Probably still dislikes spelling, too.
Tucker’s church, which was located on Magnolia Avenue, aligned itself with various white supremacist movements, including the Ku Klux Klan, by asserting that Jews were related to biblical bad boy Cain, by way of a sexual liaison between Satan and Eve. Tucker also preached that people of the white race were direct descendants of Adam and Eve.
Dudenbostel made this picture of Tucker’s church marquee in the early ’70s, before the self-proclaimed prophet from Dandridge went to prison in 1977 for a 1974 conviction on the federal charge of income tax evasion. In a torrent of words discharged like industrial effluent, Tucker is still preaching his white nationalist, anti-Semitic, Christian identity views today.
Only now he does it the modern way—with a website instead of a church marquee, and he probably has a spell-checker.