Many young people come to this site because their teacher has asked them to do a report. Some of you have been assigned this subject. And some of you have picked this topic on your own. Before you do your report – there are a few things that you should know.
1. Your teacher may be a very nice man or woman, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t learned the wrong history about the KKK. Of course, you would be lucky if your teacher happened to be a Klansman or Klanswoman, but the chances are they aren’t. There are many atheists who teach in teacher colleges. An Atheist is someone who doesn’t believe in God. Atheists are against those who stand proudly for the things God stands for. They do not like the KKK because we stand up for Jesus – Just like the saying, “What Would Jesus Do?”
Your teacher will most likely give you wrong information about the KKK. But don’t worry. Teachers aren’t perfect. They are bound to make mistakes – especially when the textbook writers are against the KKK and slant the history in so many books.
2. If you are doing a report on just The Knights, then you are at the right place. If you decide to get info from other groups remember that the name is in the public domain. That means anyone can use the name and its perfectly legal. That is why it is so easy for weirdoes to say they are in the KKK. Please make a point in your report to compare us and the loser KKK people who get on the Jerry Springer show. Talk about dummies! We want you to make known that we are the largest, oldest, and most professional Klan organization. Our leader is a Baptist preacher and we believe in Love not Hatred.
I mentioned the bit about your teacher slanting the history because we believe in Jesus. Here are some quotes you might be interested in.
In 1973 in the February 10th edition of The Saturday Review of Education, NEA president (National Education Association) Catherine Barrett wrote that ” Dramatic changes in the way we will raise our children in the year 2000 are indicated, particularly in terms of schooling. We will need to recognize that the so-called basic skills, which currently represent nearly the total effort in elementary schools, will be taught in one-quarter of the present school day. When this happens – and it’s near – the teacher can rise to his true calling. More than a dispenser of information, the teacher will be a conveyer of values, a philosopher. We will be agents of change.”
And humanist Paul Blanshard pronounces: “I think the most important factor leading us to a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is eighteen tends to lead toward the elimination of religious superstition. The average child now acquires a high school education, and this militates against Adam and Eve and all other myths of alleged history.”
In the Free Enquiry, Kathy Collins, who was the legal consultant to the Iowa Dept. of Education, criticized “the Christian fundamentalists who want the freedom to indoctrinate their children with religious education.