"That stuff teaches hate, that one group is better than another," says Scheckla, 71, a Tigard native. "We should be trying to blend everybody so we make the people feel part of the community -- not divide it. Once that gets rolling, it can be like a snowball going downhill. It can get out of hand."
Meanwhile, however, Scheckla, a former Tigard city councilman, is well versed in the First Amendment protections for free speech.
But he is not an absolutist -- and that's the source of his wisdom for navigating life's gray areas.
Scheckla, searching through the Federal Communications Commission rule book, found that agencies that manage local public-access channels, such as Tualatin Valley Television, can restrict adult-themed programming to late-night hours.
And that meant the programs submitted by the Tualatin Valley Skins could be moved from prime time.
"I visited the Tualatin Valley Television folks and pointed it out," Scheckla says. "The FCC rules changed last year."
Following suit, Tualatin Valley Television's own board adopted a similar rule in February.
In case you don't remember the Tualatin Valley Skins, they're the folks who have been bombarding driveways in Tigard, Tualatin, King City, Beaverton and Vancouver during the predawn hours with racist, anti-Semitic literature in an attempt to recruit new members.
They're the people whose swastika-punctuated Web site presents "white pride" in a barely camouflaged call to arms against all others.
And if you ever feel the need to see Adolf Hitler's face, you can find a couple dozen heavy-lidded portraits there.
What makes Scheckla's Solomon-like solution so defensible is it is rooted in the same principles that allow institutions such as libraries to limit children's access to adult-themed material.
"It's pretty much the same idea," Scheckla says. "You have the material for any adult to view, but it's not available to young people."
At the same time, says Marci Hosier, Tualatin Valley Television's executive director, the Skins have stopped submitting videos of "Freedom of Thought," rehashed neo-Nazi lectures over video clips of lovable kittens and puppies.
They still are submitting "Resistance Rock Radio," a mixture of high-energy heavy-metal music with "white pride" lyrics.
Of course, Tualatin Valley Television is required to air it, but now it runs after 10 p.m.
Scheckla, a retired lithographer, says he remembers growing up with Japanese American and Chinese American classmates without any friction. And he says a Latino classmate remains one of his best friends.
"We never had any problems," Scheckla says. "I'd sure hate to see them starting now."