Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality
Kaweah has ties to the guy behind the anti-Islam movie sparking violence toward Americans at Embassies in Egypt, Yemen and the deadly attack in Libya…from the Sacremento Bee:
Pastor Warren Mark Campbell on Wednesday confirmed that Klein has spoken twice, in 2010 and 2011, at The church at Kaweah: “He came to our church and spoke to us on Islam and the history of Islam and problems with jihad in America and around the world. He’s a specialist on the subject of Islam.”
Campbell said he was unaware that Klein was involved in an anti-Islamic movie and first heard about “Innocence of Muslims” on Wednesday from news reporters.
Klein is not a member of The church at Kaweah, Campbell said. But he refused to answer questions about the church’s relationship with Klein.
The church at Kaweah is the focus of the Southern Poverty Law Center Spring 2012 intelligence report, which states that it teaches far-right views and trains a militia.
8 of the 9 members of Hutaree arrested by FBI
I stumbled across The Church at Kaweah while researching the Independent Church Movement’s role in institutionalized child abuse. Though I found Kaweah to be intriguing and disturbing, I didn’t dig deeper — it didn’t fit the parameters of my article at the time.
However, in light of the FBI arrest of 9 people from the Michigan based Christian militia Hutaree, I thought it appropriate to introduce you to another potentially violent Christian militia.
Here is a video teaser from The Church at Kaweah advertising their homemade DVD To Teach Them War:
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