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World Church of the Creator

The World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) is a non-profit white-supremacist organization which advocates a "White Religion". The group denies the Holocaust and is dedicated to the "survival, expansion, and advancement of the White Race exclusively".

Originally called simply the Church of the Creator, the organization was founded in 1973 by Ben Klassen[?] and currently led by Matthew Hale. At the time of its creation, Klassen wrote, "We completely reject the Judeo-democratic-Marxist values of today and supplant them with new and basic values, of which race is the foundation."

In the words of Klassen, "We have a non-violent religious movement. We have a comprehensive plan as to how to achieve a Whiter and Brighter World. Every step along the way is legal, constitutional and non-violent..."

The Creator Membership Manual states: "any member of the Church who either commits crimes (other than unconstitutional violations of our right to freedom of speech, assembly, etc.) or encourages others to do so, will be subject to expulsion from the Church."

Although the organization itself allegedly preaches non-violence, many of its members have engaged in racially motivated criminal acts.

In 1991, African-American Persian Gulf War veteran named Harold Mansfield Jr.[?] was murdered in a Neptune Beach, Florida, parking lot. Two members of the Church of the Creator, George and Barbara Loeb, were arrested on June 6 and charged with the crime. Loeb was convicted of first-degree murder[?] on July 29, 1992, and received a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years; his wife Barbara was sentenced to one year in jail on weapons possession charges. In March 1994, the murder victim's family successfully sued the Church of the Creator, winning an award of $1 million in damages.

After the judgement was handed down, Klassen sold the organization's North Carolina compound, which housed its headquarters, in an attempt to unload the assets of the organization. He chose a former telemarketer, Richard McCarty[?], as his successor, who moved the organization's headquarters to Niceville, Florida. Soon after appointing McCarty in the summer of 1993, Klassen committed suicide by swallowing four bottles of sleeping pills[?]. In his farewell note, he made reference to The White Man's Bible, which describes suicide as "an honorable and dignified way to die for any...of a number of reasons, such as having come to the decision that life is no longer worthwhile."

In 1999, the group earned further attention after member Benjamin Nathaniel Smith went on a shooting spree on the weekend of July 4, 1999. Smith is viewed as a martyr by the WCOTC.

On July 22, 2002, two members of the organization were found guilty in federal court[?] of plotting to blow up Jewish and Black landmarks, around Boston, in what prosecutors said was a scheme to spark a "racial holy war." A federal jury deliberated seven hours over two days before convicting Leo Felton, the 31-year-old the mixed-race son of civil rights activists, and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Erica Chase.

In 2000 an Oregon-based religious group, the TE-TA-MA Truth Foundation[?], filed a lawsuit against the WCOTC for using the term "Church of the Creator," which the Oregon group had registered as a trademark. Two years later, in November 2002, U.S. District Court Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow ruled in favor of the TE-TA-MA group, issuing a court injunction barring the use of the name by Hale's organization. In December 2002 the group announced it was moving its headquarters to Riverton, Wyoming, in what the Anti-Defamation League said was an effort to avoid the court injunction barring use of the name.

On January 8, 2003, Hale was arrested and charged with trying to hire a person to murder Judge Lefkow. He was arrested as he arrived at Chicago's federal courthouse to face a possible charge of contempt of court for refusing to obey Lefkow's ruling.

A January 11, 2003 speech by Hale was titled, The Invasion of Maine by Somalis and How We Can End It.

Beliefs of the World Church of the Creator

The stated doctrine of the World Church of the Creator is that:

  • "White people are the creators of all worthwhile culture and civilization.
  • "The White race is nature's finest achievement.
  • "The objective of the Church is the Survival, Expansion and Advancement of the White Race.
  • "We are racists because we believe in Race.
  • "We are anti-Semites because we oppose the Jews.
  • "We don't exist out of hatred for other races, but out of love for the White Race. However, if you love and want to defend your own White Race; then hate for your enemies is inevitable.
  • "Christianity teaches "love your enemies", "sell all thou hast and give it to the poor", "resist not evil", "judge not", "turn the other cheek." Christianity is destructive and suicidal.
  • "Rome enjoyed two centuries of peace and prosperity. Christianity poisoned the Roman mind.
  • "Had America not pursued a program of pushing onward and crowding the Indian, we would never have built this great stronghold of the White Race which we now call America. This is the real American way and we of the WORLD CHURCH OF THE CREATOR are expanding the American way on a worldwide basis.
  • "The more the mud races expand and multiply, the more we are rob future generations of food, space and existence on this planet Earth. Furthermore, they have viciously driven out the White population in many countries of Africa!
  • "Just as the Muslims have "jihad", we have "RAHOWA" (Racial Holy War)."

See also; Neo-Nazism

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