So, it seems to have come out that one of the people on the jury for the HWA's Bram Stoker Awards is a proud white supremacist, David A. Riley. This has caused a lot of discussion among members, many of whom are calling for him to be removed from the jury. So far, the HWA board has refuted that idea.

Today, they posted this to explain their reasoning.

“The HWA does not support discrimination of any kind, including discrimination based on political views. Not only is this form of discrimination specifically illegal in a number of U.S. states, HWA’s Board of Trustees also does not believe it’s in keeping with our principle of supporting and practicing freedom of expression. In specific regard to HWA’s Bram Stoker Award juries, the HWA will certainly act if/when a juror’s personal views have a provable impact/bias against a writer or his/her works.”
Personally, I don't think a position of white supremacy is a political view, but meh. Still, to believe that someone who holds the view that a specific race is superior to all others, will not vote for works in line with that view is just not realistic in my opinion.

There's a pretty heavy conversation going on, on HWA's Facebook page, with the majority calling for him to be removed. Supposedly, the board is keeping track of the comments, but we'll see.

Also, Brian Keene had a few things to say about the issue.