From name-calling to bogus 'scientific' claims, the Religious Right's 30-year war on homosexuality heats up. The relocation of a fundamentalist sect — and its 'prophet — to a small Texas town worries locals. Despite changes in leadership, legal battles, and organizational chaos, hate groups stayed on the rise in 2004.
Hate groups and rapidly changing demographics put anti-immigrant violence on the rise in Georgia. Christian Identity leader James Wickstrom makes the biggest power play of his career. Neo-Confederates make a bid to change history by influencing museums and changing academe from the inside out.
In this special 2004 election issue, the Report examines 26 national and state politicians with ties to the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens and the impact of extremism on American politics, including far-right third parties. Also: beset with sloppy leadership, stripper scandals and financial disputes, the National Alliance may be losing its punch.
Across the U.S., hatred and shocking violence are springing up from racist youths, many barely more than children. In this special issue, read more about the youth behind movements of hate. The two faces of the allegedly nonviolent white supremacist group Volksfront are discussed. Matt Hale, leader of the World Church of the Creator, is headed for jail.
After a tumultuous year, U.S. hate groups made something of a comeback, particularly among racist Skinheads and Klansmen. 'Patriot' groups increased significantly as well. Neo-Confederate zealots Douglas Wilson and Steve Wilkins set off a firestorm of protests in a small Idaho college town. A S.C. shootout belies the area's proclivity toward antigovernment sentiment.