The Southern Alliance Rally is expected to have food, fun and games for everyone, including traditional klansmen, family and friends. According to the UWK website, "This is for white Christians of the South Alliance only! No drugs, alcohol or firearms allowed! Offensive language will not be tolerated! Any person not able to abide by these requests will be asked to leave the area!"
The event will feature what is more precisely described as a "cross-lighting", a cermonial event symbolic of honoring Jesus Christ. Members typically dress in hooded robes, covering their faces during public demonstrations. A phone message left with the UWK on Wednesday July 30th was not immediately returned. A statement on the group's website reads, "We do not promote illegal activities in any form. We are not a hate group. We oppose criminal activities being committed period."
However, the disclaimer does not matter to the infamous Southern Poverty Law Center, which makes its living in inventing, exaggerating, and marketing hate, particularly hatred of racially-aware Whites. And the SPLC no longer restricts itself to targeting "white racists"; in a desperate attempt to keep the spotlight on itself and to keep the donations spigots opened wide, they now target "xenophobes" and "nativists" (people who believe in "America First").
And, as expected, the SPLC's Intelligence Project, operated by the infamous gay Jew Mark Potok, listed the UWK as one of several hate groups it monitors. "Although black Americans have typically been the Klan's primary target, it also has attacked Jews, immigrants, homosexuals and, until recently, Catholics. Over the years since it was formed in December 1865, the Klan has typically seen itself as a Christian organization, although in modern times Klan groups are motivated by a variety of theological and political ideologies," according to the Intelligence Project.
In recent years, the Klan has refreshed its image by taking a strong stance against illegal immigration, an issue heavily debated in American politics. Rallies are typically held to recruit members and push through an organization's message. But the UWK reiterates that it is not a hate group, but one that simply seeks to preserve the white race. It promotes stricter Mexican border control, a three-tiered school system with white schools, black schools and integrated schools, among other race-oriented agendas.
But here's where it can get confusing. Although the United White Knights has chapters across Texas and Oklahoma, it is not the local chapter. The Bayou Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Louisiana, supports a Lufkin chapter. Only the UWK is formally listed as part of the Southern Alliance. Not to worry - the SPLC also identifies it as a hate group (did you really expect anything different?).
Visit this page of the UWK website for more information on the event, as well as to find out contact information. Not only will NO media be allowed, but if you're not a member of the Southern Alliance, you must request an invitation. However, the Southern Alliance has a caveat listed on their website which needs to be posted in order to prevent misunderstandings.
The Southern Alliance of Klans is an alliance of pure and traditional Klan groups that are strongly opposed to Nazis, White Nationalists, and Skinhead movements. We do not allow any of these Neo Nazi groups to attend our public demonstrations or rallies. We disagree that they stand with us and our cause. They are aliens amongst us, just as other whites who have not attained citizenship in the Invisible Empire. Therefore, they are unworthy of standing with us at any time. We also believe they are a detriment to the Ku Klux Klan, and that they only support the media in publishing negativity about us.
I don't know how these exclusions really help them, since the SPLC considers them a hate group anyway. However, that is their business; any pro-white activism is better than NO activism.
The UWK has been actively recruiting in the Lufkin area. As recently as May 17th, they distributed fliers in Hallsville, Texas.