Former KKK Member Denounces Hate Groups, Becomes Christian One Year After Violence in Charlottesville

A former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who was at Charlottesville, Virginia last year, says he has changed for the better and is no longer filled with hate after repenting and being washed in the blood of Jesus Christ.

NBC News reports Ken Parker was one of the hundreds of white nationalists who had gathered at the city’s Emancipation Park around a statue of Robert E. Lee for a “Unite the Right” Rally.  During the rally, counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and 19 injured by a car ramming attack.

Parker told the network he felt the need to be in Charlottesville on that day to “stand up for my white race.”

“It was thinly veiled as an effort to save our monuments, to save our heritage,” he said about the rally. “But we knew when we went in there that it was gonna turn into a racially heated situation, and it wasn’t going to work out good for either side.”

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