Stephenson turned himself in and was charged with Father Coyle’s murder. The KKK paid for the defense, the judge was a klansman and the lawyer who defended Stephenson was Hugo Black, the future U. S. Supreme Court Justice. Although not a Klan member at the time of trial, Black did become a member afterwards. The verdict took only a few hours to come in. It was “not guilty.”
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Five Years Before Margaret Sanger Spoke to Ku Klux Klan, KKK Murdered Catholic priest, Father James Coyle
The new attention Sanger's KKK speech has received has forced leftists into the odd position of trying to defend the repugnant idea of speaking to the Klan in 1926. One thing you may hear is that the KKK was different in the 1920's. Probably true, at that time it was far more violent, powerful, bigoted and racist.
If you have any doubt as to what the Klan was like in the 1920's, read this account of the 1921 murder of Father James Coyle by the KKK - - Victim of the Klan: Father James Edwin Coyle. Brian Kelly does an excellent job recounting the horrific murder of Father Coyle, Even more startling is how the KKK subsequently fixed the trial leading to the acquittal of the murderer.
As Larry Peterson notes in his article, An American story about an Irish priest, a brave girl, and the KKK, the Klan quickly rallied behind the murderer of Father Coyle:
Yes, Margaret Sanger defenders, the Klan was different in 1926 when Sanger was so warmly received by the KKK and received "a dozen invitations to speak to similar groups." If possible, it was far more evil and wicked.
So why did the Ku Klux Klan love Sanger so much? And what exactly did Sanger say at the KKK rally that lead the Klan to love her so much? A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups? Ignore that liberal media!
For the complete Brian Kelly article on heroic Father James Coyle go here: Victim of the Klan: Father James Edwin Coyle
Another excellent account of the Father Coyle murder by Larry Peterson at: An American story about an Irish priest, a brave girl, and the KKK
For Dr. Paul Kengor article on Margaret Sanger and KKK, go here: Was Margaret Sanger a Racist
Arina Grossu article, go here: Margaret Sanger: Racist, Eugenicist Extraordinaire .
H/T to Aleteia for photo.
Posted by Brother Declan at 10:31 PM