The Southern Ohio Knights are looking to recruit new members in a crusade to take back the streets from the rampant drug epidemic.
The local branch of the Ku Klux Klan blanketed some Washington County neighborhoods with flyers last weekend directing interested parties to contact them for more information via text. An educational packet is provided to those who request it. In it the Klan explains their purpose and some of their practices.
“We are here to help and encourage you. Addiction is a disease and it’s destroying families and communities alike. The future of our race and nation depend on it,” the Knights state. “We here at the Southern Ohio Knights believe that together we can overcome any addiction by ridding our streets of these low life poison pushers and supporting our brothers and sisters in their recovery.”
“We are not a hate group we are separatist not racist. We believe all races should want to keep their race pure,” organizers said. “This is a Christian-based group. God bless all.”
The Klan provided information about their ritual ceremony.
“Perhaps the biggest misconception the alien world has about the Ku Klux Klan is the belief that we burn crosses,” said the Klan. “The Christian cross is a sacred symbol to the members of this order and is treated with the highest reverence. A lighted cross is a symbol of Christ’s light and the ability of that light to dispel the darkness of the world around it.”
“The fiery cross is not intended to intimidate or to defile. It is intended to motivate and inspire. It is the strength of our organization, a symbol of our unwavering dedication to something greater than us.”
While painting a sympathetic view of a Klansman, the provided literature also includes two pages of Bible scriptures interpreted to support their divisive views on Interracial Marriage and Homosexuality.
Finally, the Southern Ohio Knights included an application beginning with “Do you believe the White Race is the true chosen people of God?” and ending in a pledge “Do you swear that you will forever hold true to the preservation of the White Race.
The Southern Ohio Knights can be reached by text at 740-589-0891 or by mail at PO Box 846, Belpre, Ohio 45714.