Former KKK member Ken Parker getting baptized

Ken Parker started doubting his racist beliefs after meeting people of color who treated him with acceptance and kindness.


For six years, Ken Parker was a full-on white supremacist hate monger – and he had all the fashion accessories to prove it.

There was the $170 green robe he dawned as a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, a title he earned by recruiting new members in Georgia back in 2012 – the missing eyeholes in his hood a testament to his refusal to mask his beliefs. And then there was the black shirt with the two lighting bolts sewn into the collar – the toned down uniform an American neo-Nazi group rebranded to welcome Alt-Right types fearful of the swastika. That was the outfit Parker wore the day he and hundreds of other neo-Nazis gathered for the infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last summer.

Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville

The “Unite the Right” rally attracted white supremacists from around the country.

Parker felt his presence at the rally was needed to “stand up” for his white race. “It was thinly veiled [as an effort] to save our monuments, to save our heritage. 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,” he said.

It definitely wouldn’t work out well for 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was run over and killed during the violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters that shocked the country. For Parker, however, it would mark the beginning of the end of a hate-filled existence.

A Change of Heart

It was in Charlottesville that he met filmmaker Deeyah Khan, who was shooting a documentary on hate groups called “White Right: Meeting the Enemy.” Parker and his white supremacist buddies were catching their breath after the crowds had been dispersed by police when Khan approached them. As he explains:

“I pretty much had heat exhaustion after the rally because we like to wear our black uniforms, and I drank a big Red Bull before the event. And I was hurting and she was trying to make sure I was OK. She was completely respectful to me and my fiancée the whole time. And so that kind of got me thinking: She’s a really nice lady. Just because she’s got darker skin and believes in a different god than the god I believe in, why am I hating these people?”

Of course, Parker would still come across as unabashedly racist in Khan’s film, spewing out his hate for Jews and gay people. But he started doubting those beliefs over the next few months; doubts that only intensified the day he met African-American neighbor William McKinnon III at a poolside cookout near his apartment complex.

After a lengthy discussion, the All Saints Holiness Church pastor invited Parker to the church’s Easter service. Something clicked. Time passed. And before long, Parker stood before the mostly black congregation of his new church and spilled the beans about his past.

“I said I was a grand dragon of the KKK, and then the Klan wasn’t hateful enough for me, so I decided to become a Nazi — and a lot of them, their jaws about hit the floor and their eyes got real big. But after the service, not a single one of them had anything negative to say. They’re all coming up and hugging me and shaking my hand, you know, building me up instead of tearing me down.”

Coming to Jesus

Far from being shunned, Parker was baptized in the Atlantic on July 21, surrounded by the same people he had spent six years hating intensely, the same ones he had confronted that faithful day in Charlottesville just seven months earlier. This week, he started a months-long process to remove swastika, Klan symbol and Confederate flag tattoos.

“I do apologize. I know I’ve spread hate and discontent through this city immensely — probably made little kids scared to sleep in their own beds in their own neighborhoods. You can definitely get out of this movement. I mean…I never thought I would get out.”

Parker’s message to others still running with the neo-Nazi crowd is simple: “Get out. You’re throwing your life away.”

 

92 comments

  1. Lionheart says:

    Well thats nice isn’t it? Pity he couldn’t see the error of his ways without bringing Jesus into it, but it’s a step in the right direction.

    1. Jason Bender says:

      Boo! Bad attitude, Sir!

    2. power to the people says:

      He could have brought the flying spaghetti monster or the wiccan/vegan/alt left icon into it…… There is always someone who won’t be happy.

      That’s sad, lol.

      1. Lionheart says:

        The good thing is though, he changed his life around believing in myth, or fear of hell resulting from mythological stories. It would have been better if he’d changed his life around because “he” wanted to, without a fictitious god hanging over his head.

    3. power to the people says:

      I am sure there is some neo-nazi skinhead, or klansman out there crying like a little b*tch over this as well.
      Funny how some people can get butthurt about anything. 😉

      1. Jason Bender says:

        Agreed… But, much like purring kittens, crying klansmen and butthurt New National Socialists make me hapeeee!! LOL

    4. Dan Anderson says:

      Personally, I hope he is happy with his direction of Christianity. Others could just as well have taken the path of Judaism, Islam, Humanist, or even Pantheism. As long as he no longer harms people, either physically, emotionally or verbally, good on him. If he insults those who are not Christian, telling them that they are wrong, then I have no respect for him, especially since he exchanged one hatred for another.

      Time will tell.

      1. D Michael Blackie says:

        INDEED! And, as long as no one shoved Jesus down his throat, or coerced or harassed him into it, …. well, then, I agree!
        Yes, themonastery.org “Sells” Ordination”… and credentials…. but, my “Christian” belief leads me to believ that God KNOWS and judges the heart. I also agree Dan , that it would be a gross miscarriage of faith to exchange one hate for another. After all, MY Jesus said; “This is my Commandment, that you love one another..” And, my Congregants said: “AMEN!”. – Brother Michael, OSL (The Order of St. Luke).

    5. Linda Capps says:

      This site is about being a ordained minister through them, most of the people here are believers of some sort so why would you be so negative about this man’s change of heart? Would you rather that he stay a Neo-Nazi and make other peoples’ lives miserable? I don’t understand.

      1. Lionheart says:

        On the contrary, I’m glad he’s changed his life around. All I’m saying is that it would have been better if he’d changed his life around because “he” wanted to, with no coercion from any outside source, because if he ever starts to question his belief in that outside source he could easily flip back to where he was in his thought structure.

    6. Andrea Aidone says:

      Jesus is God! Embrace anyone who believes in HIM! The lord, the giver of life-for all that is seen, an unseen.. Jesus will know innately the true intentions of every person he created. Do not worry. God knows who this person is and his intentions at his birth and before.. Praise the lord. The LORD knows and loves all of his children- even if we don’t. Praise the lord. He knows everything from the dawn of time!!

      1. Lionheart says:

        Oh stop it, and grow up! You sound like some religious fundamentalist zealot with no education. You’ll be saying next you believe in talking snakes, a talking ass, and saying the world is only 6000 years old.

        1. Lori says:

          Yup. I do believe that is next. They just keep pushing this crap. People are tired of listening to the Christian rant. I feel like a broken record. They are actually turning people away. I guess it makes them feel like they have some kind of power, when in fact, it makes them appear mindless and unable to think for themselves. Someday they’ll get that it’s really not working.

    7. David Lewis says:

      Sure, you can look at it that way. But this man, like most humans, needed to belong to a social group. He wanted to change, and he found acceptance in this church. If belief in a “myth” makes it possible for him to change his attitude and accept love, is that such a bad thing?

      1. Lionheart says:

        Not at all! Like I said, it’s a step in the right direction. Now all he needs to do is make the ultimate leap and believe in himself.

  2. Rev.Rene says:

    One person at the time, let us not be hateful, we are not talking to countries, groups, or organizations; one person to person is how it needs to happen!!! And any person seeing the past as a waste needs to realize that the past led to today, and made him or her what they are now, hopefully a better, more kind and thoughtful person. Good story, much better than the alternative!

    1. Thom Hoffman says:

      Agreed and supported Rev. Rene! It’s our life journey and our experiences that help us grow. That our journey is if most importantance.

  3. Glenn Peter Ordell says:

    I fear that some people might say: “Ken Parker merely replaced his original, extremely-prejudicial belief system with another one.”

    1. power to the people says:

      It seems you have a very narrow minded view of religion.

  4. power to the people says:

    Troll magnet- like most of the articles here on the ULC blog.

    I just wonder why so many “ordained ministers” seem to hate religion/Christianity

    1. Jason Bender says:

      This story made me cry … no joke no troll …. why do you consider it a magnet?
      Peace,
      Jason & Fischer

      1. power to the people says:

        I am guessing you hated to see one of your boys go to the “other side” and that’s what made you cry?

        If not, then you’ll have to excuse my skeptisim, and please explain why it made you cry.

        1. Jason Bender says:

          It is a beautiful story of redemption of a lost soul… Of forgiveness and acceptance on the part of the AA congregation.

          But, projection much?

          re: “One of My Boys?” I am a well educated, coastal, Northern, liberal progressive from Seattle … You are the one with reactionary, conservative, fundamentalist tendencies… Million times more likely he is one of your crew than mine.

          1. power to the people says:

            I guess you don’t read your own post much, do you? Or mine for that matter.

            O.K., done feeding the troll.

          2. power to the people says:

            That first reply was meant to inflame you, it worked, lol.

          3. Jason Bender says:

            I don’t get inflamed dude, i am here out of boredom – not out of passion…. I dont need to be angry to point out me smart lib you stupid con…

            (2) You said “That first reply was meant to inflame you, it worked, lol.”

            So… now it makes sense why you keep calling me a troll and trying to be a dick …. YOU ARE THE TROLL (LOL) – and you admitted it in writing.

            SWEEET! more proof that me = smart lib progressive – you = conseritard fax viewer with the too typical lack of self awareness

          4. Jason Bender says:

            PTTP: Said: “That first reply was meant to inflame you, it worked, lol.”

            PTTP Admits he is the troll…. Sweet!

          5. power to the people says:

            Well, it takes one to know one. (deeper meanings).

          6. Jason Bender says:

            PTTP: Wow – you keep figuratively shooting yourself in the foot… You said “Well, it takes one to know one.” with respect to trolls – yet you are the only person here pointing one’s proverbial finger like a witchsmeller whilst saying “Troll!” So, you outed yourself twice in a row…

            Much like the time (as a child) i accidentally outed myself by outing my cousin when saying. “He *Is So gay* I *KNOW* he is bi or gay because when we get bored with dad’s porn and turn on uncle Rodger’s instead (The former was of super duper yawnfest straight porn – the latter was gayer than fire Island at the start of a 3 day weekend…) cousin Scott’s gets so hard it cannot it in my !!

          7. Lori Mongillo says:

            What the heck, Jason! You have problems.

          8. power to the people says:

            Did you not see (deeper meanings)?
            You miss a lot when you try too hard.
            BTW- waving your gay flag? Nobody asked.
            Why “throw it our faces”? Isn’t that what a lot of people here claim is their reason for disliking Christians? Hmmmmmm think before you speak.

            I said “Takes one to know one” purposely, and for a reason.

            You don’t get it.

          9. Lori Mongillo says:

            Oooo, Ooooo, I get it!

          10. Jason Bender says:

            PTTP: Ain’t flying no flag… you said “Takes one to know one” – which is a phrase used more in reference to gays than anything else… and, yes, the proverbial gaydar is a real thing… I never could tell if a chick wanted to get down unless she got toasted and threw herself in my direction… but – even when I was 12- I could tell if a guy wanted a hummer in the basement with no more than a half second of eye contact… lol…,

      2. power to the people says:

        Here’s why…..it seems that virtually every story posted here on the ULC blog is one that draws in all sorts of anti-religious comments. Am I wrong when I say ‘I thought you had to be an “ordained minister” to post here’.

        Ordained minister of what?

        1. D Michael Blackie says:

          “Ordained” by the ULC, themonastery.org, in whatever ‘faith’ you choose to purchase, in whatver ‘belief’ you choose….
          I’ve found ULC “Ministers” as devout as Billy Sunday or Billy Graham, and as non “religious” as Madalyn Murray-O’Hair. For the purposes of this Blog, this venue, provided by ULC for its members… ALL of that is fine. – Bro. Michael, OSL, Ordained, Licensed, [The Order of St Luke-Evangelsit, the Christian Church – Disciples of Christ], (ONE Church DOC Olney Philadelphia- PA) PA-Disciples.
          One “ordination” is not over, or above another. MY Jesus said: “This is how they will know YOU are MY Disciples; that you have love, one for another…” He also said “Judge not, unless you also want to be judged… “(in the same manner that you judge others). Amen? AMEN! Peace and Blessings! To ALL.

          1. Carol W Waldenburg says:

            When I first came here I was sometimes dismayed by the “back-bitting” but as I continued to read it became apparent that there are those here who feed on that type of interaction and the insistence of publically casting doubt upon, belittling, and disparaging one another’s stature physically, brain matter capacity, theological training/underpinnings/education . . . and More. Then there are those who are all righteous and None of us can come close to their ideas/ideals of The Living Christ, and then there are those of us who are sort of in the middle, but have solid theological educations and a good deal of common sense which keeps us able to have conversations with the extremes (politically too – for, oh my, is it HERE). And if I have not mentioned your specific group please Forgive. My point is simply that we are ALL HERE and we have ALL been Invited to be here. Perhaps we can rely on God to help us understand ourselves being here and our neighbor’s reason too – if not God than whatever you use to discern what is in the world and how you make sense of human being. I wish that it was done in a more charitable overall delivery, but life is not easy and perhaps we here are a natural outgrowth of God’s creations. (Or whatever it is that you believe created, or whatever language you use to communicate/explain how we came to be. NOT passing judgement here my people.)
            Thank you.

      3. power to the people says:

        Here Jason, I’ll spoon feed it to you. You are a troll.

        Now, I am out of crumbs to feed you.

        1. Jason Bender says:

          Yawn…. your bait is stale…

          1. Jason Bender says:

            nope. taking bait is becoming emotionally invested in the poster’s comment(s) and then responding to what that someone posted, a response which outright ignores the subject brought up by a poster (troll) doesn’t count…
            entitled to own opinion not your own facts….

        2. power to the people says:

          “Takes one to know one” has been around in many forms not having to do with your gayness for ever. I wasn’t refering to your gayness. I couldn’t care less if you are gay straight or into bestiality. YOU “threw it in this blogs face”, without provovcation, hence the “flying your flag” comment.

          Do you know how annoying it is to have gay people tell you at every possible opportunity that they are gay? About as annoying as certain Christians telling you how they are Christians all the time.

          Now you have turned this into a gayness issue! Persecution complex much?

          1. power to the people says:

            You can’t resist my bait, guaranteed.

          2. Jason Bender says:

            Nope… have not been hassled for being gay since high school – and I am 52… so no persecution here… sorry it annoys you (not really, I dont care, if it bugs you then thats kinda your prob not mine…)

          3. Jason Bender says:

            nope, im 52 and have not been persecuted since sophomore year of high school…

          4. Jason Bender says:

            beep… beep… evaluating staleness factor… factor increasing…. beep beep

          5. power to the people says:

            …and he takes the bait. lol. That was too easy.

            I’m done.

          6. Jason Bender says:

            nope. taking bait is becoming emotionally invested in the poster’s comment(s) and then responding to what that someone posted, a response which outright ignores the subject brought up by a poster (troll) doesn’t count…
            entitled to own opinion not your own facts….

          7. power to the people says:

            Take a deep breath guy who is not bothered by my posts…..you get so worked up you post and when you don’t see it immediately, you re-post.

            At any rate, you’re a joke here. Everybody reads your (many) posts and gets a chuckle.

          8. Carol W Waldenburg says:

            Jason and Power – you two were besties growing up – right?!?!?!

    2. Dan Anderson says:

      Power –

      By merely saying that this person may have exchanged one hatefulness for another, depending on his attitude after his conversion, does not mean he hates religion/Christianity.

      Would you see, for example, this person stopping hating “people of color” and then telling non-Christians how they are evil and are going to hell as being loving or hateful? That, I believe, is the concern.

    3. Lionheart says:

      We might not be ministers of religion but many of us are ministers of the truth as witnessed and factually proven by science. Unlike religionists that solely rely on that very fallible word, faith.

      1. power to the people says:

        So you’re a minister of atheisim? A minister of empirical research?
        Personally, I don’t care what you want to call yourself. I was just wondering out loud.

        But here’s the definition of “minister”-

        min·is·ter
        noun
        1. a member of the clergy, especially in Protestant churches.
        synonyms: clergyman, clergywoman, cleric, ecclesiastic, pastor, vicar, rector, priest, parson, deacon, father, man/woman of the cloth, man/woman of God, churchman, churchwoman

        2. (in certain countries) a head of a government department.
        “Britain’s defense minister”
        synonyms: member of the government, cabinet minister, secretary of state, undersecretary
        “a government minister”

        verb
        1. attend to the needs of (someone).
        “her doctor was busy ministering to the injured”
        2. act as a minister of religion.
        synonyms: tend to, care for, take care of, look after, nurse, treat, attend to, see to, administer to, help, assist

        1. Jason Bender says:

          You forgot Bill Clinton, Minister of Funk…

          1. Jason Bender says:

            Dummy! It’s George Clinton, not Bill… retard…

      2. power to the people says:

        Then there are those who are open minded enough to embrace both science and faith. What sayeth thou to such a concept?

        “Show me the proof!!!!!”hahahahahahahaha.

      3. Lea Weisenbach says:

        🌟

  5. Lori Mongillo says:

    I say, “Alleluia!” and “Blessed be!” I’m pagan, but I’m glad to see that he is no longer spewing out his hatred with the Klan. If Jesus can make him a better person, then so be it! Atheists are never happy. Always thinking that everyone should be like them. Oooooo, that sounds like those fundamentalist Christians, doesn’t it? They’re always wanting to crush the SPIRIT in everyone else, because they’ve crushed it in themselves.

    1. power to the people says:

      I think we’ve been here before Lori. I for one don’t think or wish “everyone” to be like me. I am a Christian, but apperently not your prototypical Christian. I don’t think Jesus taught people to say “If you’re not with me, you’re against me”. There may be some who think that, but that’s not the real story.

      1. power to the people says:

        That was Matthew and Anakin Skywalker…..

        1. Jason Bender says:

          And George Bush 43…..

      2. Lori Mongillo says:

        I was cornered be a ranting fundamentalist last evening outside a restaurant. I’m still reeling from that. I’m glad to hear you’re not like that, but there are so many that are. We will never really know exactly what Jesus taught, as he never wrote anything down,(it’s really all hear-say) but I’m glad this guys interpretation brought him to a better place. I like a lot of Christians, including my husband. PROGRESSIVE open minded Christians! And it’s great that you don’t think everyone should be like you. This world would be such a better place if people would stop trying to push their crap in your face. That young man at the restaurant made it quite clear that if I was not born again in the manor he felt I should be, I would be going to hell. I actually feel sorry for him. His mind was soooo closed there was no reason left.

        1. power to the people says:

          Those “Christians” are very annoying at best.

        2. Jason Bender says:

          Nowhere as annoying as the species know as Ignoramus Maximus Trumpster

  6. R. Lyle knight says:

    Wow the song is true “some people Change” to those who spew hate at this young man weather Christian or pagan he saw the light and is trying to changes his life we all walk a different path if his leads him away from the darkness iand into the ligh then i dont care who it was him to i applaud his courage and hope he breaks free of the darkness and continues on his path

    1. R. Lyle knight says:

      Wow never stops anazing me how cold.and callous some people can be they can’t be happy this young man walk away from his hate away from that’s darkest part of us all and into the light they have to turn it Into an argument over this or that no matter if we are christian or pagan atheist wiccian or any other belief can’t we be collective happy for the young man peace guys let’s agree to see it our own light and let other we it in theirs

  7. Jim says:

    I just looked over all the comments on this blog and you know it is sad. We have a guy who has finally realized that no matter the color of your skin or the religion you follow we are all the same. These blogs tend to bash Christians a lot, why I really don’t know. There is good and bad in everyone and every religion known to man and if we can find some way to make things better who the hell cares if its because of Christianity, paganism, Muslim or any other religion. He is a better person because he has realized that we are all her together and of the same spirit. It is really sad to read the comments on these blogs. Most of the people on these things should be ashamed of what they have become. Take a moment and read the comments, all of them and think for yourself how someone should be.

    1. Jason Bender says:

      Jim is absolutely right… All of y’all should be very ashamed of yourself!!

      1. power to the people says:

        Guess you don’t read your own posts?

        1. Jason Bender says:

          Reading ones own post it a lot like swallowing ones own jism…

          1. Lori Mongillo says:

            Don’t you have anything constructive to do, other than this?

    2. Stephanie Willey says:

      I could not agree more with you, Jim. I am too often appalled by the hate, exclusion, and vitriol dispensed on this blog by those who call themselves Christian but disregard the most basic teachings of that man from Nazareth. While I do not call myself Christian, I honor the lessons he provided and try to life by his most basic lesson provided in the Sermon on the Mount. I know many REAL Christians who make the real effort to live fully by his simple lessons of love, disregarding the exclusionist ideas in the old testament and the writings of Paul.

  8. Lionheart says:

    Perhaps I’ve not read all the articles as I haven’t read of any actual hate or vitriolic comments. Ive noticed there are times people can be rude if someone makes a comment against their faith, or asks them to back up their beliefs. It’s a difficult one isn’t it?

    For instance, people like yourself, like to make comments about the portrayed life of someone that can be read about in a book that is believed to be the word of god. That doesn’t bother me at all, but if people want to make statements implying that they have a sure knowledge of truth they then leave themselves open for others who don’t have the same beliefs at all to debate their comments.

    Archaeologists have supporting data of a few of the characters in that book you call the Bible, but currently, there is no factual evidence that the man called Jesus ever existed at all. It’s understood there were many people if that time proselyting, and one of them could in fact have been called Jesus. Until there is further factual evidence I doubt we shall ever really know.

    Please don’t misread my comments as being hateful or vitriolic, I am merely making a point of what is currently known, or not known, about the facts listed in that book.

    It is nice though to read members comments for, and against, a god. If someone is going to insist there’s a god of this world, I like to read to try and figure out where they are coming from, and often their arguments bears very little substance, other than silly statements like “God has spoken to them” or “They have a sure knowledge”. A Nobel peace prize awaits anyone who can prove a god exists. No one has yet claimed it!

    It would be very nice if someone could claim that prize one day. Until then I guess it’s just pipe dreams.

    1. Lea Weisenbach says:

      Same story ..just the names have been changed…The story of Jesus.

      1. Lionheart says:

        My feelings exactly. Will the real Jesus please stand up.

  9. REV. THEO KLEBES Interfaith Chaplin says:

    I always read all of the posts. I no longer respond to any of them. I find so many appalling and discusting. I have resolved to responding only to the original story. So here goes. No matter which loving faith he has chosen, I hope it will become faith in himself to do the right things, the honorable things for the rest of his life! Good faith and love can be a strong motivator for himself. Peace and love to all.

    1. Lori Mongillo says:

      I agree with you. If this is what works to free him from hatred then it’s a good thing.

    2. Bro. Billy says:

      He has made a reasonable start by joining in repentance. Find love. It is a journey. He is on a better path “in search of ” Love. Paul not Saul. Grace not disgrace. Thanks and praise.

  10. Lea Weisenbach says:

    Wow…What I’m reading above..

    The KKK is a religious group..their Christian…All this Jesus talk and no one realizes that Jesus was a Jew..So everything before Christainty..Christainty looked at as heathens..hum

    Religion is someone’s idea..and that’s all it is..Its not spiritual at all..

    When people to towards religion they are looking for peace and a since of belonging. He can see how he was lead to hate and can seen no reason for it. He has opened his mind..Did he trade one for the other..Maybe yes..But to me he is looking for belonging and love.

    Life is a journey and hope he starts looking inward instead of out because he is going to find nothing but pain…

  11. Lea Weisenbach says:

    And by the way. The swastika was a Hindu symbol..As I can remember it means well being.
    Also the American Indians used it also.

    The cross that we use for the symbol of Christianity has also been used and abused.

    And by the way..I read a comment about Atheist as not being religious..Religion just a Latin word for bind and people bind for reasons..Atheist are very nice people and don’t blame anyone..nor demeaning ..its not fear based at all..

    There is a religion that dose not believe in a greater…There are other books out there then the bible..Don’t be so small minded..

  12. j says:

    A prime example of the hypocritical egos of humans. It is great that he had a change of venue. Looking at the bigger picture. Mormons thought harems were a good thing… From the early 1800’s that polygamy was acceptable. That lasted about 100 years as they tapered out “Sealing”. Then in the 1970’s the Mormons tapered out the restriction of African decent being ministers. What was the laws of love back then (Laws of god) is changed once again. The Catholic church & boys? Reined for about 100 years. Now it is frowned upon & illegal. If the laws were not written to prevent much of this who knows how long it may have continued because of humans egos. Here we get the KKK defector. Believing in his “new ” choice of religion. The KKK lovers hate him, the Jesus lovers love him. Its all called Egocentric predicament when it come to ones personal phaneron. What is true & or real? Study ones self, it shall be known.

  13. Amber says:

    I’m really glad he’s recognized his wrong doing but the proof is in the pudding. Past joining a church, has he done things that have made it clear he’s no longer involved or interested in segregation and hate according to race? As a Christian is he out there doing as Jesus instructed? Or is he using this opportunity to refocus hate onto a whole new group of people (Non-Christians)? That would be my question and I’d really rather not put much thought into it until that’s made a lot more clear.

  14. pastor valerie says:

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG BROTHER.

  15. sheryl A clyde says:

    Well I can’t see into his heart so I can’t judge whether or not he is sincere. I would have to judge him based on his future actions. However just because a person converts does not mean they should be put into positions where they could possibly hurt someone. Trust needs to be earned. It is not given away.

  16. Mark says:

    The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. – MLK If we are not agents of Love, are not arc benders, are not working to right wrongs, then in our complacency are we not complicite in hateful and hurtful acts and movements? Standing on the sidelines is no longer an option. All who lean toward the love within, need to get in the game and act in the name of Love, just like those folks did for Ken Parker. I don’t care where one seeks and finds their inspiration to be agents of Love. Jesus in an example of Love in action. The Dalai Lama too. Call me a Buddhist Christian. Does it matter? Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with the Creator. Micah 6:8

  17. gary samouris says:

    I lot of wonderful comments but some miss the point. This is about a man giving his heart to the Lord. If he was sincere, it will change his life forever. We are not to judge his heart. Time will tell.
    It’s like buying a tree from a nursery. They may tell you it’s an apple tree or peach tree, but when it blooms and bears fruit, then you will know. As Christians, we have no choice but to accept his words unless he proves otherwise.

    1. Lionheart says:

      If he was sincere of his “own” volition, he stands a better chance of never changing his mind by giving his heart to himself, no one else.

      As human beings we all have choice Gary in this country of freedom and liberty. You don’t have to accept anyone’s words until factual evidence proves truth.

  18. Dr who says:

    What ever..the world hates the most..then..thats what im going with….people are excepting..gays…and pedophiles..now..like nambla. But there is so much..resistance too..race…from every power in the world…if the world calls me a racsist..then so be it…after all…god made all the different races..of people..or allowed them too evolve..cause im assuming it likes…different types of things.

  19. Joann says:

    Why do you think just because their skin is dark, or that they are Jews or Muslin that they worship another God, when the bible said differently?

  20. Tom says:

    Respectfully, i find it sad that people can not simply accept that this man, at least for now, opened himself to compassion and learning…why not be happy about that?…why worry about a possible retraction later?…what good does it do?…Peace…Tom

  21. Starr Carter says:

    Praise God!!

    1. Lionheart. says:

      Which God are you referring to Starr? Just asking, and wondering if you could be more specific. Mankind has created so many.

  22. Secretary3rd says:

    The picture shown did not look like the normal blond hair blue eye but a bunch of half breeds (bloods) playing monsters.

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