You've got to be f*cking kidding: KKK programming in Michigan
I know that the militia weirdos are in Michigan, but this sh*t is out of control – Klan TV on Midland Public Television.
“The Klan,” a video news program distributed by the Ku Klux Klan will be airing on MCTV in Midland. The first airing of the program will be on Saturday, October 22nd at 11:30 pm.
According to their website, the Ku Klux Klan brings “a message of hope and deliverance to white Christian America. A message of love, not hate.”
On the site can be found links to sign anti-gay marriage petitions, messages that ‘race-mixing’ is unholy, and articles stating Martin Luther King Jr. had ties to the communist party.
Back in 1996, the Michigan Klan had a little dust-up on the University of Michigan campus. National Imperial Wizard Jeff Berry seemed to toe the Klan line quite nicely, providing the juicy bigoted quotes you’ve come to expect, such as Klan thoughts about people of color and of Jewish descent: “We’re against them. We’re against interracial marriages. We go by the Bible and it says to marry in your own tribe.”
In December 2001, Berry was sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiring to commit criminal confinement.
Interestingly, Michigan State University Library has acquired estate materials from a local Klansman, including a patchwork quilt of all things.
Ku Klux Klan Quilt (Shoo-Fly Variation). Made by various individuals. 1926, Chicora, Michigan. According to donor Karl Rowe, a retired history teacher, this tied quilt was won by his grandfather at a raffle held at a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) meeting.
Maybe the Michigan Klan can get former KKK Wizard, cosmetic-surgery-enhanced, self-proclaimed head of the “European American” movement David Duke to land Family Research Council head Tony Perkins as a guest (Tony paid David Duke $82K for his Klan mailing list).
Hat tip, PageOneQ