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DID DISPUTE PROMPT SUPREMACIST TO QUIT?

The right-hand man to white supremacist leader Richard Butler has left the Aryan Nations in what has been described by some as a dispute over domestic relations.

Butler said Tim Bishop, who has held the titles of "colonel" and "staff leader," stepped down last week because Bishop and his wife, Rhonda, "are in the middle of a difficult divorce."Butler declined comment on reports that Bishop left after getting into a confrontation with other Aryan Nations members at the Pan-handle compound.

"I didn't witness anything," said Butler, who emphasized that Bishop was only on temporary leave and remains a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian-Aryan Nation.