Voting For Hillary Or Trump - Correction:
Yesterday, we described the strange situation in the cult following of William Branham, now being faced with the choice between a male and female for president. While William Branham claimed his "prophecy" of the "woman president" was fulfilled in President Kennedy, many cult pastors today claim this "prophecy" is pointing to Hillary Clinton. Not only is this strange because cult pastors are disagreeing with William Branham himself, but because many of the women in their congregations are voting -- which also is in disagreement with William Branham.
But in our post, we said, "or the first time a woman ran for President of the United States since Victoria Woodhull's campaign of 1872, a female is running for office." Researchers were quick to point out the fact that this statement was not correct. Some researchers, learning for the first time that several women have, in fact, ran for president, asked the question: Was William Branham's statements about women voting and/or election of a female president aligned with the propaganda of the Ku Klux Klan that aligned with Imperial Wizard Roy E. Davis and former Congressman William D. Upshaw?
From what we can tell, the suppression of women's rights in the cult was not aligned with the second wave of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan actually supported women voting, as their votes (hopefully aligned with their husbands) would increase numbers to prevent desegregation. Especially the Indiana branch of the Klan that started when D. C. Stephenson severed the Indiana Klans from Hiram Evans' group.
On the flipside, Roy E. Davis and William D. Upshaw were supporters of the "original" Klan -- hence the name of Davis' group, the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. There is a good chance that Davis and Upshaw were opposed to women's suffrage.
But as to the statement, "the first time a woman ran for President of the United States since Victoria Woodhull's campaign of 1872, a female is running for office," there is error in the wording. Hillary Clinton is the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party -- not the first who ran. In fact, there were twelve women who ran before Hillary.
Two of those women were, in fact, running during William Branham's time as a minister. Gracie allen ran in 1940, and Margaret Chase Smith in 1964.
Were Branham's statements politically motivated? Did they align with Roy E. Davis and William D. Upshaw's political agenda? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-bohanan/12-women-who-ran-for-pres_b_11172668.html http://www.newsweek.com/american-female-presidential-contenders-487355