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William Branham's Extreme Racism Examined After 2016 Death of Ku Klux Klan Chaplain

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William Branham's Extreme Racism Examined After 2016 Death of Ku Klux Klan Chaplain:

In an October 2016 article published by Jon Trott, the racist views of William Branham are examined for the background of recently deceased, twice-grammy-nominated music producer Jonathan David Brown. Brown, Nashville-area Ku Klux Klan Chaplain, was under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after a 1990 shooting spree. During that investigation, a "chaplain's" Ku Klux Klan membership card was discovered, signed by Brown, as well as an Aryan Nations membership card.

The article examines William Branham's connection to Roy E. Davis and the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan:

But to build further our understanding, let's return to the more extreme forms of racist doctrine among Christians. If the white race is at the heart of God's plan… what of the other races? William Branham (April 6, 1909 – December 24, 1965), a highly controversial preacher even among America's Pentecostal movements, may not have believed in classic British Israelism (at least it is hard to figure his beliefs out) but he did strongly believe the races should remain separate; the man who converted him, Roy E. Davis, was "National Imperial Wizard" of the "Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan"

The article also examines some of William Branham's racist doctrines, such as Serpent's seed:

"One idea is that Cain's sin led to God turning him black as a punishment and moving him outside the Adamic line as well. A harsher yet version of the Cain story is that Cain was Satan's "demon seed," implanted when Satan's seduction of Even included sex. William Branham believed this, and apparently believed the "serpent seed" people were too mixed in with God's people to identify physically. But others came along to make the doctrine more racially specific about one people group or another, blacks or Jews being primary targets. Another idea — sometimes mashed together with the above, says it was Noah's son, Ham, who was cursed (his son Canaan the one allegedly turned black). Esau and Jacob also turn up as the respective races' alleged representatives (again with no biblical justification whatever).

Of interest is the article's statements concerning the Assemblies of God. The Assemblies, you will remember, were co-founded by Branham's campaign partner, F. F. Bosworth:

One of the saddest facts re Parham's bigotry is that it derailed the Pentecostal movement from its original integrated roots and helped marginalize its 1907 black leader, William J. Seymour. The formation of the Assemblies of God in 1914 by all-white leadership, separating from COGIC (Church of God in Christ) and other black Pentecostals finished the job.

Are hate crimes such as this the "fruits" of Branham's ministry? Was it all part of Roy E. Davis' and William D. Upshaw's plan to "Americanize" the people?