Helping HaitiNate Beeler, The Washington Examiner

Century Marks

Conversion story: Johnny Lee Clary, former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard, was recently ordained in the Church of God in Christ, the largest black denomination in the country. Clary had a conversion experience 20 years ago and left the Klan, but it took him a while to overcome his racist attitudes. A year ago he felt God was calling him to a ministry of reconciliation, which led to his request for ordination in COGIC. “The Klan’s brand of Christianity is God’s children are nothing but white people,” he said. “I absolutely detest that.” Not all COGIC members were initially happy that a former Klansman was being ordained in the church (RNS).


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