Sunday, February 3, 2008

Klansman RP Coordinator Agreed with Ron Paul on 90 Percent of the Issues

The Midland resident said he joined the Paul election bandwagon on his own to learn about political activism and because he agreed with the Texas congressman on "90 percent" of the issues.

Daily Kos, a liberal news blog, has claimed Paul campaign coordinators were aware of Gray's Klan ties before Roszman's statement was posted.

Roszman said she knew nothing about Gray's connection to the group.

"The very first time I ever even heard of this is when national called me," she said. "I have been completely unaware of this. I was completely caught off guard."

Gray also acknowledged he was listed as an organizer, recruiter and Klan cable show sponsor on a list of speakers at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Arkansas, the Web site reported.

He said he spoke at the gathering two years ago about using public access "as a means of getting our message out."

"I think people when they think of the KKK they blow it out of proportion about what it's all about," he said.

Gray once submitted a 30-minute television program entitled "This Is The Klan" to Midland Community Television.

A December 2005 Saginaw News story also reported that Gray submitted white supremacist James P. Wickstrom's 90-minute presentation, "The Enemy Among Us," to the MCTV public access channel. Wickstrom, whose Christian Identity teachings maintain that Jews descended from Satan while white Western Europeans descended from Adam, held meetings at a Hampton Township furniture store before an arsonist torched it.

Talk about Tikkun Olam

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