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Upshaw Article Bragging In Klan Fiery Cross Newspaper

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Upshaw Article Bragging In Klan Fiery Cross Newspaper:

Shortly after Indiana's D. C. Stephenson decided to sever ties with Imperial Grand Wizard Hiram W. Evans to form the Indiana branch of the Ku Klux Klan, Congressman William D. Upshaw was advertised in "The Fiery Cross," the Ku Klux Klan newsletter that was published in Indianapolis, Indiana, on December 14, 1923.

Indianapolis, you'll remember, was a national office for the Ku Klux Klan, and high-level meetings were held at the Cadle Tabernacle where William Branham lifted the infamous Jim Jones into fame.

In the article, Upshaw is caught bragging about his plan to save the Ku Klux Klan from the Congressional inquisition into the terroristic activities by the White Knights. Upshaw declared that he would force the hand of the investigators: if they were to investigate the Klan, he would force them to also investigate every single secret fraternal organization -- of which many of the investigators were also members. As we've covered in previous articles, Upshaw's plot succeeded, and the Federal Government was unable to stop the terroristic group from growing and spreading.

Most interesting in this article is Upshaw's declaration to deport any man, woman, or child who subscribe to "foreign beliefs or creeds." According to Upshaw, there were over 39,000,000 persons with "alien thought," and his intention was to "Americanize them." This adds another piece to the puzzle when we examine his swindling scandal with Roy E. Davis in San Bernardino California. After Upshaw's false claims that Roy Davis was a Federal Investigator, and after convincing donors to willingly fund their "children's orphanage," Upshaw declared himself to play an active part in the "children's orphanage," "in charge of the department of Americanism." (San Bernardino County Sun, Aug 8, 1943).

It appears that Upshaw's union with William Branham and Roy E. Davis was to eradicate "foreign thought" from the United States of America.

The timing of Upshaw's feature in the Indiana Klan Newspaper is also significant. This was about the time that Roy E. Davis fled Tennessee on charges of underaged sex, swindling, and more, to establish his base of operations in the Louisville KY / Jeffersonville IN area. With the Klan's own "civil war" raging, it appears that Upshaw and Davis were siding with the Indiana Klans in opposition to the group led by Hiram Evans.

But as you scan through this front page of "The Fiery Cross issue to read the article of Upshaw, keep reading. You'll be shocked to see that immediately below Upshaw's article is an article describing the Klan's activity in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

In an article describing the generosity of the Ku Klux Klan, the newspaper details the White Knights attending services of the "Colored Baptist Church" in Jeffersonville. Notice that the phrase "here last Sunday afternoon" is used, implying that the writer of the article was residing in Jeffersonville.

When most people today hear the name "Ku Klux Klan," they falsely assume "haters of black people." But this was not the image that the white supremacy group tried to portray. Like this article describing the Klan presenting an African American minister a purse of money to help the needy African Americans, the Klan had a history of good deeds to minorities. They did not oppose "colored people" -- they opposed interracial marriage. For this reason, they tried to stop desegregation and separate white children from African American children.

Earlier this year, we published articles describing Jeffersonville couriers of the Klan newspaper being arrested multiple times. And we've shown statements where William Branham appears to pretend not to know Upshaw -- to the extent that he was untruthful about his own father's death. Did William Branham first learn of Klansman William D. Upshaw in the Indiana publication of The Fiery Cross? or were they really introduced years later, when Upshaw posed as a "crippled" man in a wheel chair in Los Angeles?

Our page on William D. Upshaw has been updated!

More information on the connection between William Branham and Roy E. Davis can be found in "Stone Mountain to Dallas - The Untold Story of Roy E. Davis":