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Local Pastor Speaks Out Against Trump’s Muslim Remarks

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - It might be a common sight these days to see a "Vote Trump" or "Vote Clinton" sign in your neighbor's front yard, but Reverend Milton Cole-Duvall has a sign in his yard that's one-of-a-kind.

The retired Episcopal pastor says he watched both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but out of all the speeches, he was moved the most by the Khans - parents of a Muslim American soldier slain in Iraq 12 years ago. Donald Trump's subsequent comments about the Khans' speech has moved Cole-Duvall to speak out here in Iowa.

"It's just despicable to vilify Muslims, to dismiss this couple, to impune their words," he said. "It's just not who we are as American people. And so I put this sign in my yard to say, you know, we support the Khans. We respect the deceased soldier. I think that's a message that I alone do not uniquely hold."

The sign, which reads, "We support Khizr and Ghazala Khan, and U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan," is just a simple statement; however, Cole-Duvall hopes anyone who drives by it will be inspired to speak out themselves.