The Phineas Priesthood
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the Phineas Priesthood is “a violent credo of vengeance that has gained some popularity among white supremacists and other extremists in recent years.” One becomes a member of the Phineas Priesthood when one commits “any violent activity against ‘non-whites.’” These acts are defined as “Phineas Acts.”
The concept of the Phineas Priesthood originated from a book entitled, Vigilantes of Christendom: The Story of the Phineas Priesthood, which was written by Richard Kelly Hoskins. Hoskins is a follower of Christian Identity, “a racist and anti-Semitic sect whose adherents believe that white people are descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel.”
The Concerned Christians
An article released by AlterNet states that the Concerned Christians are as a “doomsday cult that was founded by pastor Monte “Kim” Miller in Denver in the 1980s.” In 1999, fourteen members were arrested and deported for allegedly planning a terrorist attack against Muslims in Jerusalem.
According to the AlterNet, members of the Concerned Citizens have gone into hiding and Miller hasn’t been seen in ten years. However, the Cult Education Institute has confirmed that the cult’s website is still being maintained.