However, to keep from being seen as being open-minded, intellectual, and/or less-than-war-mongering, the 2MBDC bunch made up for their moment of hipness by putting as much distance as possible between themselves and Maya Angelou. The 2MBDC spokeswoman wrote in the group's Facebook page, "[2 Million Bikers] are not riding in support of Angelou's beliefs. We are riding to protect her funeral from WBC. If we allow WBC to protest her funeral what will stop them from protesting one of our funerals?"
So, I'm left with ambivalence regarding 2MBDC. Maya Angelou's beliefs were well-founded, even-better-documented, rational, peaceful, honorable, and beautiful. If that's what this pack of noisy gangbangers on Harley's are distancing themselves from, my stereotypes remain intact.