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GAY HISTORY – October 18: KKK Foiled In Gay Bar Bombing Plot, Georgia’s Sodomy Apology, and the US Navy’s Explosive Gay Frame-Up

October 18th.

1977:  Citizens United to Protect Our Children, an organization in Portland OR, announced they had failed to get enough signatures to get a recall election of Mayor Neil Goldschmidt after he declared Portland’s Gay Pride Day.

1990: Former Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell declared that he believed he made a mistake by voting to uphold Georgia’s sodomy laws in the 1986 Bowers v Hardwick case.

In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bowers v. Hardwick to uphold Georgia’s sodomy law, and with it similar laws in twenty-five other states and the District of Columbia. It had been reported that Justice Powell had originally voted to strike down, but a few days later he changed his mind and became the deciding vote in the court’s 5-4 decision. His retirement the following year gave him plenty of time to think about what he had done. Four years after Bowers, Powell spoke before a group of law students at New York University where he was asked how he reconciled his vote in Bowers, which limited the right to privacy, with his vote in Roe v. Wade, which extended a woman’s right to privacy to include whether she wanted to have an abortion. “I think I probably made a mistake on that one,” Powell said of his Bowers decision.

Powell later explained to a law journal, “I do think I was inconsistent in a general way with Roe. When I had the opportunity to reread the opinions a few months later, I thought the dissent had the better of the arguments.” But Powell refused to consider his deciding vote all that important. “I thought it was a frivolous case. I still think it was a frivolous case.” He considered his decision as “one of little or no importance,” because, he said, no one had actually been prosecuted for homosexual conduct.

1990:  Three white supremacists: Robert John Winslow, Stephen Nelson,, and Procter Baker were convicted of conspiring to blow up Neighbours Disco a gay bar in Boise, Idaho.

Robert John Winslow, a twenty-nine year old former infantryman from Laclede, Idaho had it all figured out. He used a towel spread out on a table top to represent the area around Seattle’s Neighbours Disco, a popular nightclub in the Capital Hill gayborhood, as he explained to Rico Valentino how it would all go down. They’d plant four bombs in the alley adjacent to Neighbours’ rear entrance. They’d paint them black and hide them in the shadows, on opposite sides of the alley. They could even use propane to create a “fireball effect.” Then someone would phone the bar with a bomb threat and everyone would evacuate out into the alley. “Fag burgers!” Winslow laughed. Why? Winslow said that homosexuals in America were threatening “white Christianity.” They also talked about bombing the Anti-Defamation League, cars owned by Jews, and businesses owned by blacks and Chinese.

They began planning the operation on April 20, 1990, during an Aryan Nation’s celebration of Hitler’s birthday, and now they were ready to do it. Winslow, Stephen Nelson, 35, and Procter Baker, 58, who had served as master of ceremonies for the birthday observance, were members of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan Nations) at Hayden Lake, Idaho. But Valentino, a former professional wrestler, was a paid informant who had been working undercover for three years for the FBI. He wore a wire as Winslow laid out the plans. He also collected evidence at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho. On May 12, 1990, Winslow and Nelson were arrested after driving with Valentino to Seattle. FBI agents trailed the van and arrested them in a motel parking lot near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Agents found pipe-bomb components, a .38-caliber pistol, a 12-gage shotgun and white-supremacist literature. Baker was arrested at his home in Coeur d’Alene. A search of his cabin in Kendrick turned up a partially assembled pipe bomb.

On October 18, 1990, Nelson, Winslow, and Baker were convicted of conspiracy and manufacturing and possessing pipe bombs. Nelson and Winslow were also found guilty of using interstate commerce in a conspiracy and possessing firearms during a violent crime. Winslow was sentenced to nine years, Nelson eight, and Baker to two years. The sentence was considered light: they had faced 20 to 25 years. But U.S. District Judge Harold Ryan rejected prosecutors contention that their actions amounted to “domestic terrorism,” and he also declined the government’s request to add time to the sentenced based on the intended victims.

1991: Admiral Frank B Kelso, chief of naval operations, announced that the explosion of the USS Iowa which killed forty-seven men had been proven not to have been caused by a wrongful intentional act and apologized to the family of Clayton Hartwig. Hartwig had been accused of intentionally causing the blast as an act of suicide following the break up of a homosexual affair. (It was NEVER proven that Hartwig was a was homosexual.)

On April 19, 1989 in the Number Two 16-inch gun turret aboard the USS Iowa exploded, killing 47 crewmen who were inside the turret. Iowa crewmen were ordered to remov the bodies, throw damaged equipment overboard and repaint the damaged turret the next day — all without taking photos or gathering any evidence. Investigators immediately set out the theory that Second Class Gunner’s Mate Clayton Hartwig, was killed in the blast, had committed suicide by detonating the explosion after an alleged affair with another male soldier ended.  As far as the Navy was concerned, that explained everything and the case was closed.

But Congress and the general public weren’t satisfied. After mounting criticism, Navy Secretary J. Lawrence Garett III ordered the service to reopen the investigation and hand it over to independent investigators. During that investigation, a sample of gunpowder of the same type used on the USS Iowa exploded during a ram test, which simulated the process of raming bags of gunpowder into the gun during loading. With that, the original investigation, which was based on circumstantial evidence, also went up in smoke. The Navy was left with nothing to do but apologize. “For this, on behalf of the U.S. Navy, I extend my sincere regrets to the family,” said a statement from Adm. Frank Kekso, chief of naval operations. “The Navy will not imply that a deceased individual is to blame for his own death, or the death of others.” He also apologized to the other families of those who died because “such a long period has passed, and despite all efforts, no certain answers regarding the cause of this terrible tragedy can be found.”


Former Klan Leader David Duke Praises Tucker Carlson For Making White Supremacy The "New GOP Consensus.

Former Klan Leader David Duke Praises Tucker Carlson For Making White Supremacy The “New GOP Consensus.

The KKK likes their testicles small and tanned it seems..

Via Media Matters:

“Fox News host Tucker Carlson is drawing praise from white nationalist outlets for mainstreaming their “great replacement” conspiracy theory after a white supremacist allegedly killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York, in a massacre apparently inspired by it. The Fox star has drawn compliments from the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and been toasted by racist outlets like Dare and American Renaissance for bringing their message to his millions of viewers. Duke highlighted Carlson’s “incredible” May 17 monologue, in which the Fox host again promoted the “great replacement” conspiracy theory, on his radio show the following day. The former Klansman – who has previously suggested that Carlson is using his own talking points in discussing “the replacement of legacy Americans” – went on to explain that Carlson puts forward the same ideas as white supremacists like him but “can’t really say it” using the same words.”

Sing it! Sing it loud! Sing it often!

The Republican party is THE party of the KKK and all the other racist rat bastard white nationalists.

EXTRA CREDIT: Tony Perkin’s the President of the so called “Christian” anti-lgbt group The Family research Council is a former employee of David Duke. In 1996, Tony Perkins paid the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard $82,000 for use of his mailing list. This is verified and yet still Perkins’ gets to run his hate group as a 501c3.

Nazi Flyers Delivered To Hundreds Of Miami Beach Homes

South Florida authorities are investigating the origin of hundreds of anti-Semitic Nazi flyers that were distributed overnight in Miami Beach and Surfside neighborhoods.

Miami Beach police increased patrols in neighborhoods and religious institutions following the first report received shortly after 7 a.m., Ernesto Rodriguez, the department’s spokesperson, told Miami Herald via email. The anti-Semitic flyers appear to have been distributed by the Goyim Defense League, or GDL — a loose network of anti-Semites and white supremacists with leaders in Florida, New York, California and Colorado, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

the miami herald

The Goyim Defense League (GDL) is a small network of virulently antisemitic thugs led by Jon Minadeo (above pictured right) of Petaluma, California. GDL parodies the Anti-Defamation League’s name and logo by replacing “Anti-Defamation” with “Goyim Defense” — “Goyim” being a disparaging Yiddish and Hebrew word for non-Jews.    

Home to a thriving Jewish community for decades, Miami Beach counted about 60,000 people in Jewish households in 1982, 62 percent of the total population. Today, that number has shrunk to less than 16,000, or less than 19 percent, according to surveys conducted by the University of Miami.

You can read more about them by CLICKING HERE (Safe Link at ADL)

IRS Grants Anti-LGBT Hate Group Family Research Council Church Status From IRS

FRC Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Prays For Jesus To Turn Back The LGBT “Darkness”

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council hate group prayer of the day:

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on three combined LGBT employment discrimination cases. The ruling redefines and reinterprets the term “sex” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to mean not only biological gender — male or female — as intended by Congress in 1964, but also “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

Shockingly, Chief Justice Roberts (a George W. Bush appointee) and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (a Donald Trump appointee) abandoned any semblance of judicial restraint and constitutional integrity and sided with the liberal wing of the Court to rewrite the simple meaning of the English language, rewrite history, rewrite the Constitution, and posture the legal foundation of the United States in audacious defiance against the Word of God and the God of the Bible.

Father, nothing but your heavenly intervention and aid can turn back the darkness we face, but you have called us for such a time as this. May each and all of us who call you Lord humble ourselves before you and consecrate ourselves afresh to you and to do your will. Help us to hear your voice as never before and to act on you word. Intervene, Lord, open the eyes of your people. We must arise as one person to prayer and action. Lead and guide us to win back our nation to you! (Ex 23:6-8; Lev 19:15; Dt 1:16-17; Ps 19:7; Pr 31:8-9; Mt 19:4-5, 28:18-20; Eph 1:20-22; 1 Tim 1:8-11, 6:11-16; 2 Tim 3:16)

Please note that Perkins’ uses the homophobic Bible chapter of Leviticus. Which he probably uses so his demented followers will think of  Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” and the infamous Leviticus 20:13 which reads: “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” This is done purposely.

Perkins a known associate of white supremacist and racial hate groups also regularly prays for Macy’s White Sale so he can buy material for new robes and hoods.

Tennessee Governor Honors Early KKK Grand Wizard and Confederate General With Special Day

Tennessee Governor Honors Early KKK Grand Wizard and Confederate General With Special Day

Via The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Lee (Republican) has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee, a day of observation to honor the former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader whose bust is on display in the state Capitol.

Per state law, the Tennessee governor is tasked with issuing proclamations for six separate days of special observation, three of which, including the July 13 Forrest Day, pertain to the Confederacy.

Lee — and governors who have come before him — are also required by state law to proclaim Jan. 19 as Robert E. Lee Day, honoring the commander of the Confederate Army, as well as June 3 Confederate Decoration Day, otherwise known as Confederate Memorial Day and the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

In April 1864, in what has been called “one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history.”, troops under Forrest’s command massacred Union troops who had surrendered, most of them black soldiers along with some white Southern Tennesseans fighting for the Union, at the Battle of Fort Pillow.

Forrest was an early member of the Ku Klux Klan which was formed by six veterans of the Confederate Army in Pulaski, Tennessee during the spring of 1866. A common report is that Forrest arrived in Nashville in April 1867 while the Klan was meeting at the Maxwell House Hotel, probably at the encouragement of a state Klan leader, former Confederate general George Gordon

Brian Steel Wills quotes two KKK members who identified Forrest as a Klan leader. James R. Crowe stated, “After the order grew to large numbers we found it necessary to have someone of large experience to command. We chose General Forrest”

Forrest testified before the Congressional investigation of Klan activities on June 27, 1871. He denied membership, but his individual role in the KKK was beyond the scope of the investigating committee, which wrote: “Our design is not to connect General Forrest with this order .

DAYTON, OHIO: 9 KKK Members Face 600 Counter Protester at Massive Rally Fail.

DAYTON, OHIO: 9 KKK Members Face 600 Counter Protester at Massive Rally Fail.

A Ku Klux Klan rally in Dayton, Ohio was a massive fail today as only nine people showed and their slogans were drowned out by 500 to 600 protesters who gathered to show their opposition to the hate-group’s message. The rally which was set in advance put the Midwest city on edge and attracted national attention.

The Klan group was confined to the courthouse square, and the members were separated from protesters by a fence.

Anti-Klan protesters, including some dressed to support the Black Panthers and the Antifa, shouted slogans such as “band against the Klan,” according to local media reports. Signs seen in the crowd included, “You Are Not Welcome Here” and “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.”

Local Dayton businesses also showed their support for the anti-Klan protest, with “Get your hatin’ out of Dayton” a popular slogan.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley shared her relief that the day had proceeded peacefully in a message on Twitter.

“This ugly chapter is over, but it means we have to get back to the real work – making sure that no matter what you look like, where you come from, or who you love, that you can have a great life here in Dayton,” Whaley wrote.

FRC's Tony Perkins Whines: Democrats Want to Take Away Tax-Exempt Status From Loving Christian Hate Groups

FRC’s Tony Perkins Claims Liberals Will Become Violent If Dems Win The Midterm Election

Raw Story reports:

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday agreed with President Donald Trump’s sentiment that Democrats will become “violent” if they are allowed to win midterm elections. During a dinner with evangelical leaders, Trump raised the specter of violence to motivate Christian voters.

CNN’s Erica Hill spoke to Perkins on Wednesday after he attended the dinner with Trump. “He did make reference to Antifa, which in many ways has become the face of the left,” Perkins told Hill.

“I’m going to stop you for a second there,” Hill interrupted. “It’s a reach to say that Antifa is now the face of the left. I think that would be a bit of a stretch.” Perkins replied, “When you talk about violence, the violence is on the left. You see Antifa — you don’t see evangelicals out there rioting.”



Portland Alt-Right Nazi Rally Turns Into "Civil Disturbance", 4 Arrested - Video

Portland Alt-Right White Nationalist Rally Turns Into “Civil Disturbance”, 4 Arrested – Video

Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of alt-right white nationalist protesters and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon.

Among the right-wing marchers, some of whom wore body armor and carried shields, were members of the Patriot Prayer group founded by Joey Gibson, a conservative Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate in November’s midterm elections.

Gibson told supporters they had to be united.

“It’s not even about those punks over there,” he said of the counter-protesters, in a video of his speech shared on social media. “They’re just an obstacle. We’ve got to get them out of the way so we can truly march the streets with thousands of people.”

The counter-protesters were made up of a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights advocates, democratic socialists and other groups.

As some counter-protesters chanted “Nazis go home,” police in riot gear kept the two groups separated by barricades and by a street in front of the waterfront park. Organizers of the counter-protest said that while Patriot Prayer denies being a white supremacist group, it affiliates itself with known white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazi gangs.

The Portland Police Bureau stated that four people were arrested during rowdy protests  andt that officers also seized “multiple weapons throughout the day.”

A reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive was injured when he was struck by a projectile during melee.

Eder Campuzano was bloodied Saturday afternoon but said in a Tweet published on the newspaper’s website that he was “okay” and was going to get evaluated.

Police deployed “flash bangs” and other devices to try to disperse the crowds. Authorities say demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at officers.


FRC's Tony Perkins: Tony Perkins: The Equality Act Would Make LGBT Citizens “The Most Protected Class In America”

FRC Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins LOVES Mike Pompeo: He is our anti-gay ray of hope.

The latest anti-gay propaganda from Family Research Council hate group leader and linked white supremacist Herr Tony Perkins:

Under Barack Obama, world leaders were furious with the way the president used the State Department to export his LGBT agenda globally. Trump’s predecessor not only sent openly gay ambassadors into countries that are culturally opposed to homosexuality, they used foreign aid to bully other nations into accepting Obama’s twisted agenda.

He flew rainbow flags over our embassies in Muslim countries and appointed a special taxpayer-funded LGBT envoy whose sole purpose was forcing the president’s radical social agenda on reluctant countries. Under both Kerry and Hillary Clinton, DOS changed the rules for same-sex diplomats and openly demonized other countries that refused to recognize homosexuality as an international “human right.”

The Evangelical Association of the Caribbean was so outraged by the Obama administration’s harassment that when Donald Trump was elected, church leaders across the region pleaded with Donald Trump to stop using the State Department to browbeat the world into submission on issues that are still fiercely controversial in most of the world.

“We were coerced into accepting [the administration’s LGBT] agenda,” Pastor Paul Mursalin told me last year, “threatening fund withdrawal and a number of other things. And our governments are under severe pressure to relent. We now see a ray of hope under President Trump and Vice President Pence, where some of this can be reversed and give us a chance to maintain our traditional conservative Christian values on the issue.”

Mike Pompeo is that ray of hope. It’s unfortunate that a shill for the Human Rights Campaign like Cory Booker would smear a good man simply because he disagrees on an issue that still divides most of America.

CALIFORNIA - 3 Arrested Outside School Board Meeting As Extremist Groups Go On Violent Rampage Over PRIDE Vote.

Top 10 States of Hate: Southern Poverty Law Center Updates It’s Hate Map

The Southern Poverty Law Center released its yearly Hate and Extremism Report.  The Alabama-based nonprofit counted 954 groups nationally — including 75 in California — that it said spout racism, bigotry and other forms of speech that demonizes everybody from Muslims and Jews to women, gays and immigrants. 

In a statement, an official from the SPLC said, “President Trump in 2017 reflected what white supremacist groups want to see: a country where racism is sanctioned by the highest office, immigrants are given the boot and Muslims banned.”

KKK groups fell from 130 to 72, but other white supremacist groups grew, which SPLC writes is a “clear indication that the new generation of white suprem­acists is rejecting the Klan’s hoods and robes for the hipper image of the more loosely organized alt-right movement.”

Black nationalist groups grew from 193 in 2016 to 233 in 2017, but lag far behind the more than 600 white supremacist groups and have far less mainstream political influence.

Anti-Muslim groups grew for the third straight year in a row, and the anti-government movement is surging, with 689 active groups in 2017 compared to 623 in 2016. Of those, 273 were armed militias, SPLC says.

While the number of SPLC-designated hate groups has increased throughout the nation as a whole, just a small group of states in the South and West are the hotbed of hate group activity.


States With The Most Hate Groups


10. Colorado
> Hate groups: 3.8 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 21
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 84.0% (17th highest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 9.8% (17th highest)

Colorado is one of three Western states to rank among the 10 states states with the greatest number and greatest concentration of hate groups. There are 3.8 hate groups in Colorado for every 1 million state residents, versus the concentration of hate groups nationwide of 3.0 groups per 1 million Americans. Hate groups in the state include racist skinheads, white nationalists, Ku-Klux-Klan, and neo-Nazi groups. However, anti-LGBT groups are the most common in the state. Anti-LGBT groups include the Family Research Institute and The Pray in Jesus Name Project, each headquartered in Colorado Springs, and Generations With Vision, which is headquartered in Elizabeth.

The number of black nationalist groups operating in the United States is on the rise, and Colorado is home to two of them — Israel United in Christ and the Nation of Islam, both based in Denver. Though the Nation of Islam offers a range of programs to uplift African Americans, the group is also known for its rhetoric of black superiority, anti-LGBT, and anti-Semitism.

9. Georgia
> Hate groups: 3.9 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 40
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 58.7% (4th lowest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 10.1% (16th highest)

The SPLC identifies 40 active hate groups in Georgia, among the most of any state. Some 40% of these organizations are designated by the SPLC as promoting Black Nationalist ideologies, including the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party, and the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors.

The Nuwaubian Nation of Moors moved to Georgia from New York City in the 1990s. The group built an Egyptian-style compound in the rural Putnam County with about 400 members living on-site and an estimated 1,000 additional members living in the surrounding county. The compound was shut down after the FBI arrested the group’s leader and founder, Dwight York. York was subsequently sentenced to 135 years in prison for child molestation and other crimes. Still, the movement persists throughout the state in a network of chapters and bookstores called All Eyes on Egipt. Other SPLC-designated hate groups active in the state include the white nationalist Identity Evropa and several iterations of the Ku Klux Klan.

8. Arkansas
> Hate groups: 4.0 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 12
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 76.6% (23rd lowest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 4.6% (14th lowest)

Of the 12 hate groups the SPLC identified in Arkansas, half are overtly racist. The state is home to two Ku-Klux-Klan chapters as well as the League of the South, a neo-Confederate group, and the Aryan Strikeforce, a racist skinhead group. The state is also home to two chapters of the black nationalist organization Nation of Islam, with one chapter in Little Rock and another in Pine Bluff.

Hate groups in Arkansas are also formed from religion based hatred. The state is home to three separate Christian Identity groups — a theology that deems people of color to be subhuman and Jews to be cursed by God. One such group in the state is the headquarters for the Kingdom Identity Ministries, the world’s largest supplier of literature and materials on Christian Identity. Anti-Muslim group ACT for America also has a branch in Jonesboro.

7. Oregon
> Hate groups: 4.4 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 18
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 84.4% (16th highest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 9.6% (18th highest)

Hate groups are a growing problem in Oregon. The SPLC counted 18 active hate groups in the state in 2017, up from just 11 the year prior. New groups identifying as white supremacist, racist skinhead, and neo-Nazi largely accounted for the growth. Nationwide, the number of black nationalist groups, while still nowhere near the count of groups that adhere to forms of white supremacist ideology, grew to 233 from 193 the previous year. As of last year, Oregon was home to three black nationalist groups, which are typically characterized by anti-white and anti-Semitic ideas as well as opposition to integration and interracial marriage.

It seems the rise in organized hatred in Oregon has not gone unnoticed. The City of Portland recently announced a $350,000 grant to support organizations working with Portland United Against Hate. The group tracks and reports acts of hate and provides support and protection in communities throughout the state’s largest city — which itself is home to three hate groups.

6. Virginia
> Hate groups: 4.4 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 37
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 67.8% (11th lowest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 12.3% (15th highest)

Virginia is one of eight states with over 35 active hate groups, according to the SPLC. With a total of 10, white nationalist groups comprise the largest share of hate groups in the state. Virginia’s white nationalist groups include the AltRight Corporation based in Alexandria, The New Byzantium Project operating out of Charlottesville, and The Right Stuff, which operates in various locations across the state. Twelve additional groups identify as either neo-Nazi, neo-Confederate, racist skinhead, or KKK.

In August 2017, several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists protested the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. They first marched Friday night in a torchlight procession, and on Saturday they clashed with counter demonstrators. A man rammed a car into anti-racist protesters, killing one person and injuring several others. In all, three people were killed and 35 injured as the city declared a state of emergency.

5. Indiana
> Hate groups: 4.5 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 30
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 83.5% (18th highest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 5.3% (19th lowest)

The SPLC identifies 30 active hate groups in Indiana, nearly the most of any state when adjusted for the population. Some of the most popular ideologies among hate groups in the state include white nationalism, neo-Nazism, Islamophobia, and the Ku Klux Klan.

The Ku Klux Klan has an active history in Indiana. The Indiana Klan initially rose to prominence in the aftermath of World War I, and by 1923 had the largest KKK membership of any state. Several years later, an estimated 30% of U.S.-born white men in Indiana belonged to the Indiana Klan, including Gov. Edward L. Jackson and more than half the members of the state legislature. The power and influence of the Indiana KKK has significantly declined in the decades following the 1925 conviction of its Grand Dragon of the rape and murder of a young woman. Still, several hate groups affiliated with the KKK remain active in the state. Examples include the Confederate White Knights, the Ku Klos Knights, and the United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK.

4. Alabama
> Hate groups: 4.7 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 23
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 68.2% (13th lowest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 3.4% (6th lowest)

The number of active hate groups in the United States climbed from 917 in 2016 to 954 in 2017. However, not all states reported an increase. In Alabama, the number of active hate groups fell from 27 in 2016 to 23 last year. Still, the state has among the greatest number and concentration of hate groups in the country.

A focal point of the civil rights movement, Alabama is where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat at the front of the bus and where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. participated in the march from Selma to Montgomery. The legacy of racial strife remains today as evidenced by the number of racially motivated hate groups operating in Alabama. Of the 23 active hate groups the SPLC identified in the state, 21 are preoccupied by racial identity. Such groups include five KKK chapters, five neo-Confederate chapters, and six black nationalist groups.

3. Mississippi
> Hate groups: 5.0 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 15
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 58.5% (3rd lowest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 2.0% (2nd lowest)

The number of active hate groups in the United States climbed to 954 in 2017 from 917 the previous year. Much like Alabama, its neighbor to the east, Mississippi represents a break from the national trend. The number of hate groups in the state fell from 18 in 2016 to 15 in 2017. Mississippi still has one of the highest concentrations of hate groups in the country.

Like other parts of the Deep South, hate groups in Mississippi are primarily focused on racial identity. Some 38% of Mississippi’s population identifies as black or African American, the largest share of any state nationwide. Meanwhile, two-thirds of all hate groups in the state are anti-black or white supremacist, including seven chapters of the KKK. The only hate group in Mississippi that is not overtly racist is the American Family Associate, an anti-LGBT group headquartered in Tupelo.

2. Tennessee
> Hate groups: 5.6 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 37
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 77.8% (25th lowest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 4.8% (16th lowest)

The SPLC identifies 37 active hate groups in Tennessee, nearly the most of any state when adjusted for the population. Tennessee has one of the larger U.S-born populations in the country, and many of the hate groups in the state are known to harbor white nationalist or Islamophobic sentiments.

Also as one of the major battlegrounds of the Civil War, Tennessee has the most neo-Confederate hate groups of any state other than Florida, with which it is tied. These include Identity Dixie, several local chapters of League of the South, and the Mary Noel Kershaw Foundation.

1. Idaho
> Hate groups: 7.1 per million people
> Number of hate groups: 12
> Pct. pop. identifying as white: 89.7% (7th highest)
> Pct. pop. foreign born: 5.8% (22nd lowest)

One-quarter of the active hate groups in Idaho are overtly anti-Muslim. Anti-Muslim groups in the state include ACT for America operating out of Meridian, the Committee to End the CSI Refugee Center in Buhl, and Pig Blood Bullets in Priest River. Such groups are known for pressuring lawmakers to introduce anti-Sharia law legislation. Anti-Sharia law proposals serve little purpose beyond vilifying Muslims, as the U.S. Constitution already denies authority to any foreign law. Earlier this year, the Idaho House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Eric Redman — who has warned for years of the potential for Sharia influence in U.S. courts — banning the application of foreign laws in Idaho courts.

Other hate groups identified by the SPLC in the state include multiple groups espousing white nationalist ideology and one Christian identity group.
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