When the Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan revealed yesterday that it was calling off a rally scheduled for tomorrow in Cullman, Ala., the group didn’t give a reason. “I think some of their speakers had a conflict in scheduling,” Cullman police officer Lisa Dodson told the Cullman Times.
That didn’t stop Ken Mier from quickly taking credit for the cancellation. Mier, the self-described “investigator” for the supposedly nonviolent Alabama Ku Klux Klan, made headlines earlier this month when he announced that his Klan group, who he described as descendants of “the Non Violent, True Southern Christian Klanspeople,” would be holding a counter-demonstration in Cullman to protest the National Knights’ use of threats and racial slurs.
“We of the Alabama Klan have lived up to our word,” Mier wrote in a comment to Hatewatch. “The CNKKKK have canceled their Jerry Springer stage show in Cullman. We consider this a victory for the Christian residence [sic] of Alabama. In addition the people of our organization would like to extend a very special thanks for the absence of negative coverage of our actions.”
Mier signed his comment, “The Alabama Klan . . . WWJD [What Would Jesus Do]?”