Klan Kreed and the Konflagrant KrossIt wasn’t until the second Klan that the KKK claimed to have had Christian affiliations, combined with the burning of the cross. These cross-incinerating events started taking place regularly in 1905 (The Clansman, pg 324-326) Much confusion has instilled in individuals observing the Klan, promoting the question of why a “Christian” society would want to burn the religion’s most sacred symbol. However, the Klan sees this event as an “illuminating” of the cross, rather than a burning. The Knights (of the Ku Klux Klan) definitely do not burn the cross, but we do light the cross. The lighted cross of The Knights is no different than the average church that has a lighted cross either on top or in front of their church building. The light of the cross symbolizes the Light of Christ dispelling darkness and ignorance. It is the fire of the cross that reminds us of the cleansing "fire" of Christ that cleanses evil from our land. The fiery cross is a symbol that has long been popular with the Christian faith, for example the Methodist denomination uses the fiery cross as their symbol. (KKK website) Anti-Catholic Klan members based their beliefs in part on a “religious foundation” in Christianity. (Al-Khattar) The goals from the first Klan, carried into later Klans included an intent to “reestablish Protestant Christian values in America by any means possible”.