The Bible and the Klan: Dr. Kelly J. Baker
Though religion has often been seen as a force for good, we can also find examples of faith being closely tied to dangerous currents of racism and nationalism. That was certainly the case with the rise of the reimagined Ku Klux Klan in the United States in the early years of the twentieth century.
We welcome Dr. Kelly J. Baker back to the show to talk about her powerhouse book, Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America 1915-1930.
Dr. Kelly J. Baker is a freelance writer with a religious studies PhD who covers religion, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular culture. She writes for a number of national publications, and she is the author of several other books, including The Zombies are Coming!, and Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces.