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Former Klan member is ordained minister
upi ^ | Dec. 26

Posted on 12/27/2009 10:56:27 AM PST by JoeProBono

SAN DIEGO, -- A former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard says he was ordained in San Diego so he could serve the nation's largest black denomination.

Former Klan member Johnny Lee Clary said he was authorized by the Church of God in Christ to take part in the ministry of racial reconciliation and conduct evangelism campaigns, the Tulsa (Okla.) World reported Saturday.

After joining the KKK Youth during his younger years, Clark went on to become the national spokesman for the White Knights of the KKK.

Clary said after fellow white supremacist Dennis Mahon was connected to a 2004 bombing, he began reconsidering his life choices and embraced religion.

The Tulsa World said that new path led Clary to his recent ordainment by the 6 million-member church and a new viewpoint about racism.

"I've learned that good friends come in all colors. I believe I have something to contribute in the area of racial reconciliation. I'm going to spend the rest of my life building bridges and bringing people together," said Clary, who deems racism a cancer on humanity.

TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: kkk; klan

1 posted on 12/27/2009 10:56:29 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Well, good for him! Sounds like he’s got a lot to make up for.

2 posted on 12/27/2009 11:14:25 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SuzyQue

Just another “reformed alcoholic”(my apologies to any real reformed alcoholics) who found religion and now is going to make his money off of it. A charlatan. A White Rev. Sharpton.

I’m sure he has no reason, financial or emotional, to ham up his past activities either. I bet the congregation eats it up each week, as he admits another depraved racist action he conveniently remembered for that week’s sermon.

Color me skeptical. I wonder when Jeremiah White is going to “find religion” and apologize for his past racism? I’m not holding my breath.

3 posted on 12/27/2009 11:26:31 AM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Spike Knotts

Do you have some more information on the guy or do you just not go for the Christian thing?

4 posted on 12/27/2009 2:19:07 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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