Kinism is a white supremacist interpretation of Christianity. The ideology is a "movement of anti-immigrant, 'Southern heritage' separatists who splintered off from Christian Reconstructionism to advocate that God's intended order is 'loving one's kind' by separating people along 'tribal and ethnic' lines to live in large, extended-family groups."
History and ideology
The ideology emerged in the 1990s or early 2000s.
Some kinists were associated with the League of the South; one member stated "The non-white immigration invasion is the ‘Final Solution’ for the 'white' problem of the South, Whites face genocide. We believe the Kinism statement proposes a biblical solution for all races. If whites die out, the South will no longer exist." The works of Robert Lewis Dabney and Rousas John Rushdoony play a large role in the ideology of many kinists. Joel LeFevre, successor to Samuel T. Francis as editor of The Citizens Informer, the publication of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, endorsed kinism and said "[V]ery simply, without some level of discrimination, no nation ... can permanently exist at all."
Kinists claim that the Bible prohibits miscegenation and racial integration. The Anti-Defamation League notes that "Despite having an explicit, racially centric set of beliefs, Kinists often deny that they are racists." The movement is loosely organized and does not have a single leader; as of 2003, there were various kinist activists in the United States, many with an Internet presence of websites and blogs.
Kinists differ from other white supremacist sects, such as Christian Identity, Wotansvolk and Creativity: "What sets Kinists apart from many other white supremacist groups is their embrace of a biblical Christianity that has universal salvation through Jesus at its core. Many other white supremacist groups reject Christianity completely or, when they do practice Christianity, adhere to a form of the religion that recognizes only whites as capable of receiving salvation."
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