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Cherie KnightonJune 14, 2019 Rel3152-Quiz 3Dr. Jamil DrakeThe Gospel According to the KlanThe Ku Klux Klan being a Protestant organization can be viewed in history as a religiousidealism of hate. The Klan signified Protestantism to white power through biblical scriptures andother tangible artifacts manifested through robes, cone like hats, fiery crosses and biblicalthemes. In Kelly J. Baker’s book, The Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal toProtestant America, 1915-1930, Baker asserts that Protestantism and nationalism became ahistorical event that is still ongoing in America today. The KKK's focus on white power isattributed to Bible references, which they misuse to advocate violence and intimidate blackvoters. The KKK, the oldest hate group in U.S. history, was originally organized in Tennessee bya fraternal organization. The Klan died off until 1920, beginning again in Stone Mountain,Georgia. It was comprised of mainline Protestants. According to their “gospel” of white supremacy, Baker points out, the complex portraitand complicated boundaries between the sacred and profane lives of Klansmen andKlanswomen. Baker also makes points in her book as a worldwide event, nationwide view, anddug into details through many resources, such as newspaper articles, personal interviews,

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