Why We Light The Cross

Mortal man wonders in awe, at the sight of a huge cross set upon a hill, encircled by those who placed it there. Adorned in White robes and hoods, they perform the age-old rituals, then in somber silence approach the cross, and set ablaze the symbol of Christianity. To most men this act of igniting a symbol of the Christian faith may seem barbaric or even next to anti-Christian, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

The Truth Is; Klansmen hold the Cross in most high reverence. We of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Honor the Holy Cross, as a symbol of Christian Faith, and recognize the Sacrifice of Holy Blood, which was shed, that all men might receive forgiveness of sin, and have life everlasting. We light the Cross in recognition that,