The Ku Klux Klan
In Colin A. Palmer’s book, Passageways: An Interpretive History of Black America (Volume II: 1863-1965), he explains that following the Civil War, southern white Democrats formed groups to “keep [Blacks] away from the polls, uphold white supremacy, and avenged a variety of perceived wrongs.”
Among these groups was the Ku Klux Klan. Founded in 1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee, the Klan “represented a barbaric form of white power” was “the most notorious of these groups.” While the Klan murdered people of all races, the victims were overwhelmingly Black and these lives were always taken in the name of white supremacy, as well as Christianity. Even worse, this Christian terrorist organization is still in existence today. In fact, an article released by NewsOne confirms that there are 160 known chapters of the Klan in the United States alone.
The Army of God
A 2015 AlterNet article describes The Army of God as “a network of violent Christians that has been active since the early 1980s.” The organization publicly supports and encourages the murdering of abortion providers as well as violence against homosexuals.
In addition, the organizational network consists of a “long list” of notorious Christian terrorists. Among these individuals are Paul Jennings Hill (who was executed by lethal injection in 2003 for the 1994 killings of abortion doctor John Britton and his bodyguard James Barrett), John C. Salvi (who killed two receptionists when he attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1994) and the esteemed hero of The Army of God, Eric Rudolph, who is serving life in prison for his role in the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta in 1996 and other terrorist acts.