No Cake For Hitler

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28269290/?gt1=43001

EASTON, Pa. - The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, denied a birthday cake with the child's full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance. Heath Campbell and his wife, Deborah, are upset not only with the decision made by the Greenwich ShopRite, but with an outpouring of angry Internet postings in response to a local newspaper article over the weekend on their flare-up over frosting.

"I think people need to take their heads out of the cloud they've been in and start focusing on the future and not on the past," Heath Campbell said Tuesday in an interview conducted in Easton, on the other side of the Delaware River from where the family lives in Hunterdon County, N.J.

"There's a new president and he says it's time for a change; well, then it's time for a change," the 35-year-old continued. "They need to accept a name. A name's a name. The kid isn't going to grow up and do what (Hitler) did."

Deborah Campbell, 25, said she phoned in her order last week to the ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son's name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request.

Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for ShopRite, said the Campbells had similar requests denied at the same store the last two years and said Heath Campbell previously had asked for a swastika to be included in the decoration.

"We reserve the right not to print anything on the cake that we deem to be inappropriate," Meleta said. "We considered this inappropriate."

The Campbells ultimately got their cake decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said. About 12 people attended the birthday party on Sunday, including several children who were of mixed race, according to Heath Campbell.

"If we're so racist, then why would I have them come into my home?" he asked.

The Campbells' other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April.

Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name." He sounded surprised by all the controversy the dispute had generated.

Campbell said his ancestors are German and that he has lived his entire life in Hunterdon County. On Tuesday he wore a pair of black boots he said were worn by a German soldier during World War II.

He said he was raised not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically. But he said he would try to raise his children differently.

"Say he grows up and hangs out with black people. That's fine, I don't really care," he said. "That's his choice."
Hitler?  Who said anything about Hitler?
 

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Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for ShopRite, said the Campbells had similar requests denied at the same store the last two years and said Heath Campbell previously had asked for a swastika to be included in the decoration.
...but he doesn't have a nazi fascination  :icon_rolleyes:
 
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Really Heath Campbell, Really?
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The I don't have a nazi fascination line really blew me away too.
 

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On Tuesday he wore a pair of black boots he said were worn by a German soldier during World War II.

What kind of dweeb puts his own name on a throw-back jersey?

 

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Kuke Reynoso said:
On Tuesday he wore a pair of black boots he said were worn by a German soldier during World War II.

What kind of dweeb puts his own name on a throw-back jersey?


:icon_lebatard: Bravo, Jolly Good, Bam!
 

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JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell

At the end of the day, is this any worser than Apple or Moon Unit or Rumor?

Irregardlessly of racial implications, that is.  I could care less.
 

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JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell

At the end of the day, is this any worser than Apple or Moon Unit or Rumor?

Irregardlessly of racial implications, that is.  I could care less.
The name doesnt bother me... so what... he's named Adolf Hitler... is the agenda having parent that bothers me.

And bullshit to the holier than thou supermarket who refused to put the name on. They should be willing to put anything on the cake, much like Florists put anything on cards... the kid cant help his name is Adolf... now theyve made a federal case because his parents have a cause. If the supermarket puts the name on, we hear nothing of this...
 

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The Bopper said:
The name doesnt bother me... so what... he's named Adolf Hitler... is the agenda having parent that bothers me.

And bullshit to the holier than thou supermarket who refused to put the name on. They should be willing to put anything on the cake, much like Florists put anything on cards... the kid cant help his name is Adolf... now theyve made a federal case because his parents have a cause. If the supermarket puts the name on, we hear nothing of this...
Gotta partially disagree with ya' on this one. Agree that the parent is an asshole, but the asshole has no cause for a beef because the supermarket has no responsibility to put things that are offensive on their products. It's not the same as refusing a prescription or not selling something that is needed, like water during an emergency. They were willing to sell the cake and frosting, but they didn't want to assuage the asshole (who has pulled this stunt three years in a row, and wanted a swastika one of the years) and make this a bigger deal by pissing off other customers -- which would have happened. The store realized that the customer ain't always right, and made the smart decision to make a Nazi mad instead of the rest of their customers -- because believe me, if they had acceded to his wishes, he woulduv gotten it out to the press. A fair trade, I'd say.

The kid? Well, he's apparently going to have to live with his narcissistic father and compliant mother for a while until he's old enough to get out of the house ... or kill them.
 

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Smirking Chupacabra said:
Gotta partially disagree with ya' on this one. Agree that the parent is an asshole, but the asshole has no cause for a beef because the supermarket has no responsibility to put things that are offensive on their products. It's not the same as refusing a prescription or not selling something that is needed, like water during an emergency. They were willing to sell the cake and frosting, but they didn't want to assuage the asshole (who has pulled this stunt three years in a row, and wanted a swastika one of the years) and make this a bigger deal by pissing off other customers -- which would have happened. The store realized that the customer ain't always right, and made the smart decision to make a Nazi mad instead of the rest of their customers -- because believe me, if they had acceded to his wishes, he woulduv gotten it out to the press. A fair trade, I'd say.

The kid? Well, he's apparently going to have to live with his narcissistic father and compliant mother for a while until he's old enough to get out of the house ... or kill them.
See, to me, the name isn't offensive... Its the parents giving the name to the kid thats offensive.

George Carlin always used to say "there is nothing wrong with saying ---long list of racial epitaphs---, they're just words. Its the racist motherfucker saying them you need to worry about." That same idea applies to this, for me... I don't think the supermarket should be judging what goes on the cake. They can judge the parents all they want, and until they make an aggressive act or threaten somebody, I don't think you should be refusing theyre service... not for a birthday cake.
 

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The Bopper said:
See, to me, the name isn't offensive... Its the parents giving the name to the kid thats offensive.

George Carlin always used to say "there is nothing wrong with saying ---long list of racial epitaphs---, they're just words. Its the racist motherfucker saying them you need to worry about." That same idea applies to this, for me... I don't think the supermarket should be judging what goes on the cake. They can judge the parents all they want, and until they make an aggressive act or threaten somebody, I don't think you should be refusing theyre service... not for a birthday cake.
There is no right to a birthday cake. Stores are within their discretion to refuse service - provided that it's not for a Civil Rights Act reason. They should not be forced to perform an action that they find offensive. Nobody is saying that these idiots can't have their Adolph Hitler birthday cake, just that the store should not be forced to supply it. If they really want the full name on the birthday cake (really?), then Mama Racist had better learn how to use icing.

The store, and its employees, have free speech rights as well. They are not obligated to enable the racist motherfucker. That is their right, in a free economy. The idiot has the ability to seek out other vendors (which he did).
 
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=6648877&page=1

Police and child protection officials removed a 3-year-old boy named for Adolf Hitler and his two younger sisters, whose names also have Nazi connotations, from their New Jersey home.  Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, and his his two young sisters were taken into custody by New Jersey child-protection officials. The boy is seen here with parents Heath and Deborah Campbell who last month were rebuffed when trying to buy a cake inscribed with the child's name.

On Friday, officials from the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services took into protective custody Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, and his younger sisters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 1, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, 8 months, according to the Holland Township Police Department.

Police, DYFS officials and a court spokeswoman declined to reveal the exact reasons the children were removed from their home, citing confidentiality, but a child protection official indicated it was not because of the children's names.

The children and their parents, Heath and Deborah Campbell, made headlines last month when a ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich, N.J., refused to inscribe Adolf Hitler Campbell's name on a cake for his third birthday.

"I cannot comment specifically on any family or case. I can't even say if we're dealing with a case," said DYFS spokeswoman Kate Bernyk.

"I can say we become involved when there is an allegation of abuse or neglect, and remove a child only if there is an imminent risk to the safety of child," she said. "We would never remove a child simply based on their name."

Local police were on hand when DYFS officials removed the children and confirmed the event.

Holland Township Police Sgt. John Harris who personally escorted the child-safety workers to the family's Holland Township home, said the police were there to "keep the peace" and that the Campbell parents were not at the time charged with any crime.

"I was at the house to keep the peace and protect the workers," he said.

Harris said Deborah Campbell "was very upset" when she learned her children were being taken. He said local police had not received any direct complaints about the family.

Calls by ABCNews.com to the Campbell home went unanswered. Calls to the county public defender to determine whether the couple had obtained a lawyer were referred to the Somerset County Court administrator, who, citing confidentiality, would not say if the couple had retained counsel or whether a hearing was scheduled.

"This is a sealed matter," court spokeswoman Chrstine Murzdeck said.

One of the family's neighbors said she had been called by DYFS to testify at a hearing Thursday but said she had not witnessed any "sexual or physical abuse."

"He [Heath Campbell] had some kind of hold over those kids and his wife. I don't think it was sexual or physical abuse, but the kids were confined to certain areas in the house," said Lori Dilts, 38, a neighbor and the daughter of the Campbells' landlord.

"It was more than just their names and the cake situation," said Dilts, who was reluctant to share any more details until after the hearing.

"Those children look outwardly healthy, but they didn't have much freedom," she said. "Occasionally, the little boy would come over here and would hate having to go back to his house."

Dilts said Campbell had swords and Nazi paraphernalia hanging on the walls of the family's home. She said the couple was unemployed and received government assistance to pay their rent.
 

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"He [Heath Campbell] had some kind of hold over those kids and his wife. I don't think it was sexual or physical abuse, but the kids were confined to certain areas in the house," said Lori Dilts, 38, a neighbor and the daughter of the Campbells' landlord.

"It was more than just their names and the cake situation," said Dilts, who was reluctant to share any more details until after the hearing.


Might not be the smartest move in the world to insult your racist neighbor.
 
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