ISSUES – World Church of the Creator


ISSUES – World Church of the Creator


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A Mixed Blog: Hate Crimes & Hate Groups

White Supremacist Is Held in Ordering Judge’s Death
by Jodi Wilgoren (The New York Times)  (January 8, 2003)

Hate, American Style
by Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times) (August 30, 2002 )

With the Web, Midwest minister of hate gains a global reach …
by Michael Greenwood (The Philadelphia Inquirer) (December 4, 2000)

Racist fliers denounce marriage of Pekin couple
(Peoria Journal Star) (July 26, 2000)

Matt Hale threats unfounded, parade goes on as planned
by Joseph S. Pete (Indiana Daily Student) (July 6, 2000)

World Church continues to preach white power
by Nicole Berner (Indiana Daily Student) (July 5, 2000)

Jewish leaders praise court ruling to deny law license to supremacist
by Sid Singer (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) (June 28, 2000)

Southern Illinois law school grad Hale loses Supreme Court appeal for law license
by David Osbourne (Daily Egyptian) (June 27, 2000)

Civil Rights Group Sues White Supremacist
by Molly McDonough (American Lawyer Media) (April 6, 2000)

Hale sued over supremacist teachings
by Andy Kravetz (Peoria Journal Star) (April 5, 2000)

Wounded Pastor Sues White Supremacist
(APBNews) (April 5, 2000)

More Than Hale’s Views Might Be In Question
by Bob Van Voris (The National Law Journal) (February 11, 2000)

White Supremacist Takes Law License Fight to D.C.
by Molly McDonough (American Lawyer Media) (February 11, 2000)

Desparately seeking angry white females
by Dennis McCafferty (Salon Magazine) (October 14, 1999)

East Peoria Takes Steps To Counteract White Supremacists
by Jo Thomas (San Francisco Chronicle) (September 27, 1999)

Armed Volunteers Plan Patrol After Hate Threats
(APBNews) (July 28, 1999)

White supremacist’s battles with state prove wrong is sometimes right
by Douglas Lee (free!) (July 23, 1999)

Tour to retrace Smith’s rampage
by Joel Eskovitz (Herald-Times) (July 21, 1999)

Brothers Charged in Gay Couple’s Slaying
(APBNews) (July 20, 1999)

Illinois Sues Hate Group
(APBNews) (July 14, 1999)

Supremacist Group Probed For Tax Evasion
(APBNews) (July 12, 1999)

Letter: Hale Will Not Have Last Word
by James A. Landrith, Jr. (Peoria Journal Star) (July 10, 1999)

Suspects in Gay Slayings Eyed in Synagogue Fires
(APBNews) (July 10, 1999)

Cops: Racist Killer Kept Hate-Filled Journal
(APBNews) (July 10, 1999)

FBI Probes Racist Group in Midwest Shootings
(APBNews) (July 9, 1999)

Fed up? Sic Hale: Help Haiti
by Phil Luciano (Peoria Journal Star) (July 9, 1999)

by Pam Adams (Peoria Journal Star) (July 8, 1999)

FBI Eyes Link to Hate Shootings, California Fires
by Amy Worden (APBNews) (July 7, 1999)

Pekin man arrested for gun sales
by Sharon Woods Harris (Pekin Daily Times) (July 7, 1999)

Hale calls himself blameless
by Phil Luciano (Peoria Journal Star) (July 7, 1999)

Hatred in America
(Chattanooga Times & Free Press) (July 7, 1999)

‘This was his Indepenence Day’
by Mike Gunderson and Julie Westfall (Daily Illini) (July 6, 1999)

Church denies racial holy war calls for violence
(Associated Press) (July 6, 1999)

White supremacist leader sees loss in only one color
by Stephanie Simon (The Seattle Times) (July 6, 1999)

Smith had preached hate for several years
(The Seattle Times) (July 6, 1999)

Group Could Be Linked to Several Hate Crimes
(The Salt Lake Tribune) (July 6, 1999)

Student Gunman Had Links With Supremacists
by Joe Carroll (The Irish Times) (July 6, 1999)

Church denies racial holy war calls for violence
(Associated Press) (July 6, 1999)

Troubled Mind: Unanswered Questions Follow Midwest Shooting Spree
by Susan Skiles Luke (Associated Press) (July 6, 1999)

Hate-Killing Spree Ends in Suicide
(APBNews) (July 5, 1999)

Weekend of Terror
(APBNews) (July 5, 1999)

Suspect touted racist ideas to Indiana student paper
(The Dallas Morning News/Associated Press) (July 5, 1999)

Church of World Creator favors white race
(Detroit Free Press/Associated Press) (July 5, 1999)

Korean man killed in Indiana as minority shootings continue in Midwest
by Susan Luke (Detroit Free Press/Associated Press) (July 5, 1999)

Man sought in spree was a member of white supremacist group
by Christopher Thorne (Detroit Free Press/Associated Press) (July 5, 1999)

‘Predator’ Sought in Chicago Shootings
(APBNews) (July 4, 1999)

White supremacist is denied a law license
by Christopher Thorne (The Bergen Record/Associated Press) (July 4, 1999)

Ex-Northwestern Coach Killed in Chicago Attacks
(APBNews) (July 3, 1999)

One Killed, Six Wounded in Chicago Drivebys
(APBNews) (July 3, 1999)

Racist fires Dershowitz
(WB 56) (1999)

What Makes Alan Run?
by Bill Duryea (St. Petersburg Times) (March 16, 1999)

Denial of law license creates First Amendment martyr
by Douglas Lee (free!) (March 5, 1999)

Fascism in the name of fighting fascism
by Don Feder (Jewish World Review) (February 23, 1999)

Lawyer with ties to white supremacist group fights for license
(Associated Press) (February 9, 1999)

Church’s Agenda Not Represetative
by Mark Bay (Indiana Daily Student) (December 2, 1998)

Broward neo-Nazi group linked to murder, beatings
by Larry Lebowitz (Sun Sentinel),1136,7000000000041837,00.html (November 12, 1998)

Interview with Matt Hale
(HateWatch) (October 13, 1997)

Letter to the Editor: Hale inspires no racial pride
by Michael Krein (Daily Egyptian) (February 20, 1997)

Letter to the Editor: ‘Reverend’ explains religion
by Matt Hale (Daily Egyptian) (November 11, 1996)

Racist religion has right to be R.S.O. if membership open
(Daily Egyptian) (November 6, 1996)

Racist religion seeks converts
by Melissa Jakubowski (Daily Egyptian) (November 5, 1996)

Hale preaches white pride
by David Rheingold (Pekin Daily Times) (August 8, 1996)


Books on Hate Groups

Deborah Able – Hate Groups

Michael Barkun – Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement

Howard L. Bushart, John R. Craig, Myra Barnes – Soldiers of God: White Supremacists and Their Holy War for America

Jessie Daniels – White Lies: Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality in White Supremacist Discourse

Betty A. Dobratz, Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile – White Power, White Pride!: The White Separatist Movement in the United States

Abby L. Ferber – White Man Falling: Race, Gender and White Supremacy

Mark S. Hamm – American Skinheads

David A. Horowitz – Inside the Klavern: The Secret History of a Ku Klux Klan

Deborah E. Lipstadt – Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory

Elain Landau – The White Power Movement: America’s Racist Hate Groups

Gary E. McCuen – Militia Movement and Hate Groups in America

Jack B. Moore – Skinheads Shaved For Battle: A Cultural History of American Skinheads

Chester L. Quarles – The Ku Klux Klan and Related American Racialist and Antisemitic Organizations: A History and Analysis

Irwin Suall – Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads

Wyn Craig Wade – The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America

Worth H. Weller, Brad Thompson – Under the Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan