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Klansmen Attend Service

Herald of Dec. 28, 1923

More than 100 Klansmen attended the worship services at the Reformed Church in Roaring Spring. This brought repercussions from church members and organizations who were in disagreement with the assembling of masked and robed individuals in worship. To prevent further instances in the Cove, a resolution was adopted by the ministerium that no such meetings would take place. Members would “not come masked into public worship.” The Klansman wished the clergy to know “that the great noble, Christian patriotic organization harbors no trace of ill-will.”

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