Klan is Denounced as a Menace to Liberty
From The Indianapolis News, Friday, January 26, 1923: A resolution condemning the Ku Klux Klan was adopted yesterday by the council of the Indianapolis Protestant Episcopal Church Diocese at its annual meeting. The resolution expressed “strong disapproval and condemnation of the Ku Klux Klan, and all other secret political societies as un-American and as a menace to peace and order, and to social security and wellbeing.” The resolution also deplored and denounced “the appeal to religious and racial prejudice and hatred as political motives. Nothing could be more un-Christian.” The council asserted the church has a well-earned reputation for broadness, toleration, and for sound Americanism and therefore it is bound to condemn the Ku Klux Klan for its narrow intolerance and un-Americanism and the fostering of class spirit which is a menace to liberty and to free and democratic institutions.
“Klan is Denounced as a Menace to Liberty,” The Indianapolis News, 26 January 1923, p. 37:1