KKK Influence in the Media

By: Paige Johnsen
Southern Methodists established their own newspaper, The Alabama Christian Advocate, in 1880.  Birmingham, Alabama desired a well-edited newspaper to voice their disapproval against black civil liberties. 
The following is a quote from the historical newspaper, “We are developing a new type of Negro unheard of until recent years, a conscienceless, lawless, fearless brute, led only by his strong animal nature fired by these devilish influences, and ready for rape, robbery, and murder” (1).
The newspaper claimed that blacks were created by God for labor.  The newspaper also blamed blacks for economic problems.  Southern  evangelical’s said that alcohol made black men “beastly” and made them rape white women.  The newspaper believed that the only way to protect white women was to lynch black men.
Roger Streitmatter, Author of Mightier Than The Sword says, “The KKK offered them a sense of fraternity, a commitment to self-defined traditional American values, and a long list of people to blame for the social upheaval-Catholics, Jews, blacks, and recent immigrants” (2).
1.) Coker, Joe. Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern Evangelicals and the Prohibition. Alabama Writers’ Forum. Retrieved from http://www.writersforum.org/books/book.aspx?ID=136
2.) Streitmatter, Roger. Mightier Than The Sword: Defying The Ku Klux Klan. Chapter 7. Page 109.
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Man Murdered by Suspected Ku Klux Klan Member

By: Joeli Prieto

According to the New York Times, Michael Ballard stabbed Donald Richard in December of 2991, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The police linked the murder with the fact that Richard was gay. Ballard was seen passing out Ku Klux Klan items that were against homosexuals and were made to create hate towards them.

Sources :

Carpenter, Paul. 2010, June 29. Consider Northampton murder suspect’s Ku Klux Klan roots. Retrived  February 22, 2011 from http://www.chicagotribune.com/mc-paul-carpenter-killer-kkk-20100629,0,4709394.column

Mitchelle, Jerry. 2007, August 25. Ex-Klansman Is Sentenced to Life for Killings in 1964. Retrieved February 22, 2011 from http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/25/us/25klan.html?ref=kukluxklan

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Nigerian Muslims Attack Christians!!

Retreived Feb 2011. Google Images.

By:Ashley Williams

In Nigeria, a radical Nigerian Muslim sect has called persecution against Christians in South Africa. This group has admitted to bombings and church attacks against Christian believers stating, “We will continue with our attacks on disbelievers and their allies and all those who help them”. (1) This religious fighting over the past 6 months has left over 500 people dead.


Musa, N. (2010, December 20). A Nigerian Muslim Group Claims Attacks Against Christians. Retrieved February 23, 2011, from http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2010/12/a-nigerian-muslim-group-claims-attacks-against-christians.htm

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Worship Sites Vandalized Over Prop 8

Retrieved February 2011 from getreligion.org. Protests against Mormons during Prop 8.

By: Viviana Garcia

During the passage of Proposition 8 in California, which defined marriage to be between one man and one woman, many of those who were religiously affiliated had to witness their sites of worship vandalized by those who opposed the traditional outlook on marriage, according to CBN news. The majority of those affected were Mormon, Evangelical, and Catholic churches throughout the country.


CBN. (November 12, 2008). “Churches Vandalized Over Prop 8.” Retrieved February 22, 2011 from the CBN website: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/479857.aspx.

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Governor will Veto Controversial License Proposal

By Nathaly Duran

In response to pressure from the media, the Governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, declared on Monday, Feb. 21 that he will not sign a proposal of a law that will allow the creation of a state-issued license plate to honor a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.


Glover, Mike.(February 21, 2011). “AP Interview: Barbour sees no baggage on race.” Retrieved February 22, 2011 from the Assosiated Press website: http://www.ap.org

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Al Qaeda linked men attack Christian groups in Iraq

By: Ana Milanes

In Mosul, a northern city in Iraq, there have been numerous attacks and persecutions towards Christian groups. Mostly, the attacks spiked in the year 2003 when the United States’ intervention and the fall of Saddam Hussein occurred. The attacks however continue to increase in severity through the end of 2010.

Dagher, Sam. (December 24, 2010). “Iraqi Christian’s Make Plans for a Silent Night”. Retrieved February 15, 2011 from the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703548604576037883652533152.html

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Lebanon draft law to ban land sales between Christians, Muslims

By: Jonathon Simmons

A draft law submitted this January by Labor Minister Butros Harb, proposing a 15-year ban on land sales between Lebanese Christians and Muslims, has drawn controversy in Lebanon.   Harb says the law is a response to Christian concerns about Muslims buying up historically-Christian land.


Sakr, Elias. Januay 5, 2011. “Harb defends pitch to prevent inter-religious land sale.” Retrieved February 25, 2011 from the Daily Star Web site: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=123262#axzz1F1KUtPqr

Al-Nahar News. January 6, 2011. “Harb: Unhealthy situation is developing over property sale.” Retrieved February 25, 2011 from the Al-Nahar Web site: http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/Lebanon/C6F68C82AE1C72ABC22578100042496D?OpenDocument

AFP. January 6, 2011. “Lebanon property sale stirs controversy.” Retrieved February 25, 2011 from the Al-Arabiya Webs site: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/01/06/132450.html

Lutz, Meris. January 4, 2011. “Lebanon: Proposed ban on sale of land between Muslims and Christians sparks controversy.” Retrieved February 25, 2011 from the LA Times Web site: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/01/lebanon-muslim-christian-land-butrous-harb.html

Miller, David E. January 4, 2010. “Lebanese legislation wants to use real estate to stem Christian exodus.” Retrieved January 25, 2011 from the LebanonWire Web site: http://www.lebanonwire.com/1101MLN/11010413ML.asp

AFP. January 6, 2011. “Controversy in Lebanon over property sales banning.” Retrieved February 25, 2011 from the Al-Ahram Web site: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/3330/World/Region/Controversy-in-Lebanon-over-property-sales-banning.aspx

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Jesse Jackson Disappointed With MLB For KKK Questioning

By: Amelia Gutierrez

On Jan. 31, 2008, Jesse Jackson was disappointed with Major League Baseball for asking neighbors of umpires a Ku Klux Klan question as part of its umpire investigations.

“Major League Baseball has done a disservice to its progressive social history by equating southern whites with white supremacists,” Jackson said.

NBC. (January 1, 2008). NBC Sports. Retrieved from

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