The Ku Klux Klan is using bags of candy containing short Klan literature to recruit new members in South Carolina.
Fox Carolina reports that people woke up over the weekend and found bags of candy outside their homes with KKK literature reading “Save our land, join the Klan.”
According to the report, Robert Jones, the imperial klaliff of the South Carolina sect, said that Saturday and Sunday nights were the national “night ride” for the Klan when chapters around the country try to recruit members.
Tucked inside the bags of candy were slips of papers encouraging people to call the “Klan Hotline” which has an automated message about illegal immigration.
“Be a man join the Klan. Illegal immigration is destroying America,” the message says, concluding with “always remember if it ain’t white, it ain’t right. White power.”
An unidentified woman told Fox Carolina that she and her family were on their way to Sunday church when they found the KKK candy bag in their driveway. The South Carolina woman said they ran over the racist goodie bag with their car and stopped to investigate.
“You shouldn’t have to wake up and fear that somebody might burn a cross in your yard or throw something like this out in your driveway with nothing but hurt in their intention,” the woman said. (RELATED: Florida Police Investigated For KKK Involvement)
The KKK currently claims over 8,500 members and hopes to use illegal immigration as a platform to grow membership. According to Jones, the “Klan Hotline” is getting 20,000 calls a day since the weekend “night ride,” and plan on launching more candy campaigns in the future.