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October 24, 2013

Anti-Immigrant Group CAPS Appoints Extremist As A Writing Fellow

The Santa Barbara-based anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) now lists anti-immigrant extremist and racist John Vinson as a “senior writing fellow” on its website.  On October 18, 2013, CAPS published a blog by Vinson, who is the president of the extreme anti-immigrant group American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF). john-vinson

Vinson’s AICF reportedly received funding from the Pioneer Fund. The New York Times has described the Pioneer Fund as having been established for the express purpose of promoting research into eugenics and as having sponsored projects based on the notion that blacks are genetically less intelligent than whites. CAPS also received a grant from Pioneer in 2002.

Vinson has a history of extremist ties and statements.  He is a founding member of the League of the South (LOS), a racist neo-Confederate organization currently run by racist Michael Hill. While with the LOS, Vinson was credited with drafting the “Kinism Statement,” a set of guiding principles for a modern white supremacist interpretation of Christianity called “Kinism.” While accepting many standard Christian beliefs and declaring Jesus as their Savior, Kinists assert that whites have a “God-given right” to preserve their “own kind” and live separately from other races.

In 1999, Vinson spoke on an immigration panel at a Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) conference alongside other anti-immigrant extremists, including Virginia Abernethy of the white supremacist political party American Freedom Party (AFP) and Glenn Spencer of the anti-Hispanic hate group American Border Patrol.

In 1998, Vinson was the guest-editor of one of the most notorious issues of The Social Contract (TSC), an anti-immigrant journal published by racist John Tanton, the founder of the modern-day anti-immigrant movement. The issue, titled “Europhobia: The Hostility Toward European-Descended Americans,” featured articles from a number of white supremacists, including Jared Taylor and Sam Francis. In his editorial for the Europhobia issue, Vinson wrote, “Multiculturalism, which subordinates successful Euro-American culture to dysfunctional Third World cultures, keeps gaining ground against surprisingly weak opposition.”

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August 27, 2013

Kinism: A White Supremacist Religious Movement Makes Gains

A racist and anti-Semitic religious movement called “Kinism” is attracting young white supremacists in their 20s and 30s.  The adherents of Kinism promote their own extreme version of Christianity, insisting that the Bible condones the separation of the races. Kinists believe that whites should live with their own ethnic kind or kin.kinism-anti-semitic-racist

Although Kinists insist that they are not racist, their primary goal is to preserve the white race. Kinism originated around 2001 with a group of people associated with the neo-Confederate League of the South.  The religion gained more followers a few years later as adherents began publicizing Kinism on websites and blogs.

Today, young Kinists are using websites, blogs and podcasts to try to attract more people to the religion by promoting it as a normative part of Christianity that simply focuses on loving one’s own kind. Kinism may appeal to a growing number of white supremacists who are looking for a religious foundation to justify their racism and anti-Semitism.

For more information, see: Kinism: A Racist and Anti-Semitic Religious Movement.

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