LaPorte Church of Christ
LaPorte Church of Christ is an independent church in Laporte, Colorado, led until 2011 by Pastor Peter J. Peters, who proclaimed that Europeans comprise the ten lost tribes of Israel and that contemporary Jews are satanic impostors (based on and ) and the descendants of the Biblical Esau (Edom) -- the brother and nemesis of Jacob (Israel). Critics labeled his message to be that of Christian Identity, although he rejected this label. Peters and his church are not associated with the decentralized group of churches that use the name "Churches of Christ".
The LaPorte Church of Christ, like the 'mainstream' Churches (or 'Church') of Christ, teaches water baptism is essential to salvation.
They only recognize and practice water baptism by immersion.
In the church's "Dragon Slayer" Vol. 10: 2009 newsletter, it denounces all "counterfeit" "Judeo-Christian" churches(all churches not in agreement with their racist/racial fringe doctrines) in a way that shows it does not consider itself part of 'Judeo-Christianity', since orthodox Christianity teaches the Jewish people are indeed Jewish, and reject the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel ("Israeli") doctrines of LaPorte, Peters and others like them. By their own words, they separate themselves from 'Judeo-Christianity', which is all outside their racist, anti-Semitic doctrinal circle (and those who don't believe water baptism by immersion only is essential to salvation). The following are some of what this newsletter stated: "[p. 4:] satan’s counterfeit churches (called Judeo-Christian) are proclaiming. Satan and his baal-priest preachers are counterfeiters. ... "[p. 5:] They claim to love Jesus .... "[p. 5:] These false churches are not even interested in who the lost sheep of Israel are that Jesus came for, and calls the preacher that loves them a cult leader, a white supremacist, a racist, a radical, etc, etc… "Love of Country entails hating the children of the devil that are destroying it. The fraudulent churches love the anti-Christ country of the Israelis .... "[p. 5:] This verse explains why the counterfeit churches cannot and do not speak the truth. They do not have genuine love, and thus satan and his children are safe"
Peter J. Peters 
Peter J. Peters, who lightheartedly described himself as a "has-been cowboy wannabe preacher", was born and raised in Western Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture, he earned a BSc from the Colorado State University in agricultural business and economics.
He subsequently became the pastor of the LaPorte Church of Christ in LaPorte, Colorado and established Scriptures for America, a world-wide outreach ministry to evangelize by means of shortwave radio broadcasts, the mailing of audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs, his Dragonslayer Newsletter and eventually web-casting via the websites ScripturesforAmerica.org.
On July 7, 2011, Peters died in his home of natural causes.
- Anti-Defamation League. "Peter J. "Pete" Peters"
- Scriptures for America. "Be Wise as Serpents--Reject the 'Identity' Label".
- "Pastor of LaPorte Church of Christ dies; preached 'virulently racist' message".
- Scriptures for America Worldwide (Peter J. Peters' church website & radio show)