Man Starts KKK Group ... That's Open to All Races
John Abarr says the new Rocky Mountain Knights in Montana is inclusive
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2014 11:50 PM CST
Updated Nov 12, 2014 5:03 AM CST
John Abarr says the Rocky Mountain Knights doesn't discriminate.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – John Abarr, a well-known white supremacist in Montana, says he's a reformed man now forming a KKK group called the Rocky Mountain Knights—and anyone 18 and over in the Pacific Northwest can join. In 2011, he made headlines when he ran for (but lost) a congressional seat as a Republican, saying he wanted to legalize pot, adopt a flat tax, end capital punishment, and maintain abortion rights, but that he also hoped to "save the White Race," reports the Washington Post. Now he says people of any race, religion, or sexuality can join his new group, and he's even been meeting with members of the NAACP.

Abarr says the Rocky Mountain Knights is looking for members who want to fight a "new world order" that he worries the federal government is working toward, and that while the group will be non-discriminatory, members will still wear robes and hoods and partake in secret rituals, reports WMAZ-TV. The move has infuriated Bradley Jenkins, imperial wizard for the United Klans of America, who says Abarr is "going against everything the bylaws of the constitution of the KKK say" and that "he's trying to hide behind the KKK to further his political career." (The KKK recently made news when it raised money for the "hero" cop in Ferguson, Mo.)