CREATIVITY: A HISTORY
0 AC (1973 CE): Bernhardt “Ben” Klassen, a former Florida state legislator and state chairman of George Wallace’s 1968 presidential campaign, announces the formation of a religion he calls Creativity and a church called the Church of the Creator, in Lighthouse Point, Florida. Ben Klassen becomes the first Pontifex Maximus or High Priest of Creativity. The tenets of P.M. Klassen’s race-based religion, called “Creativity,” are detailed in his book Nature’s Eternal Religion. Among its 16 Commandments: “It is our sacred goal to populate the lands of this earth with White people exclusively.”
8 AC (1981 CE): P.M. Klassen publishes his second book, The White Man’s Bible, which he markets as “A program for the Survival, Expansion, and Advancement of the White Race.”
9 AC (1982 CE): In March, P.M. Klassen moves Church headquarters from Florida to 22 acres of land he purchased in Otto, N.C., building a personal residence, a three-story church, a small warehouse and the “School For Gifted Boys.”
Later in the year, the Church of the Creator is granted an exemption from state taxes based on its status as a church.
10 AC (1983 CE): P.M. Klassen begins publishing a monthly newsletter, Racial Loyalty, in June.
13 AC (1986 CE): Creativity has its first known brush with the duality of criminal law in June, when in defence of church property, security chief Reverend Carl Messick, fires nineteen shots at the car of a Georgia two people knowingly trespassing on church grounds. Although nobody is killed or wounded, Reverend Messick is later sentenced to seven years in prison.
15 AC (1988 CE): Klassen, now aged seventy, travels to California to ask John Metzger, son of White Aryan Resistance founder Tom Metzger, about taking over Creativity. Metzger, politely declines.
16 AC (1989 CE): A review by Macon County tax officials concludes that the church’s North Carolina property does not qualify for religious tax exemptions.
In May of the same year, two Milwaukee Church members are arrested while defending themselves against brawling anti-racist thugs.
17 AC (1990 CE): Declaring that Church leadership would change “at the top of every decade, on the decade,” P.M. Klassen announces that Reverend Rudy “Butch” Stanko will take over.
On September 15, eighteen year old Reverend Brian Kozel – White Beret (Church Security), is murdered by Mexicans while distributing Church material in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This tumultuous event is forever commemorated in the Creator Calendar as Martyrs’ Day, otherwise known as Kozel Day.
18 AC (1991 CE): In May,Reverend George Loeb shoots and kills in self defense a black man that had attempted to smash Reverend Loeb’s head with a house brick he had deliberately picked up for the purpose. Reverend Loeb, whom P.M. Klassen had earlier honored as “Creator of the Month,” is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of twenty-five years. His wife Barbara Loeb is sentenced to one year in prison on weapons possession charges. Reverend Loeb’s conviction ultimately leads to the demise of the premier Church of the Creator.
Also in November, Macon County, N.C., officials revoke the church’s tax-exempt status.
19 AC (1992 CE): P.M. Klassen’s wife Henrietta Dies of cancer in January. Following events prevent Reverend Stanko’s scheduled inauguration as the Church’s next Pontifex Maximus and two months later, P.M. Klassen names Baltimore leader, Reverend Charles Altvater as potential leader of Creativity instead.
In June, P.M. Klassen names twenty-five year old Milwaukee Church leader, Reverend Mark Wilson (AKA Reverend Rourke), as Pontifex Maximus of Creativity. P.M. Wilson remains in the position for approximately six months.
The next month, (correctly) anticipating a malicious civil lawsuit in connection with the Mansfield death, P.M. Klassen places most of the Otto property on the market. The price already lowered to a minimum and with no interested buyers, P.M. Klassen agrees to sell the property to Doctor William Pierce of the National Alliance. Reverend Will White Williams, former Hasta Primus for P.M. Klassen and then current assistant to to Doctor Pierce agrees to act as a go-between for the transaction. A meeting is arranged and the sale takes place. Although everything is above board, the Southern Poverty Law Center will later claim otherwise. Profits from the sale are given to P.M. Wilson, who later uses a portion of the funds to found Resistance Records.
In December, shortly after publishing his final, autobiographical book, P.M. Klassen names his successor: Florida psychologist, Doctor Richard “Rick” McCarty as the Church’s third Pontifex Maximus.
20 AC (1993 CE): In one of his first acts as Pontifex Maximus, Doctor McCarty moves Church headquarters back to Florida in January.
On August 7, seventy-five year old Ben Klassen, Pontifex Maximus Emeritus, in great pain and dying from illness, takes his own life by swallowing four bottles of sleeping pills. He is buried in a special plot on the Church property in North Carolina.
Later that year, Toronto Church leader and Rahowa band lead singer George Burdi (as Reverend Eric Hawthorne) helps form Resistance Records with former Pontifex Maximus Reverend Mark Wilson, based in Detroit, to record and market racial rock music. Creativity for a time becomes a uniquely skinhead based cult. Burdi is later arrested for assault while defending himself in a riot caused by “anti-racist” demonstrators, and eventually denounces all forms of racial loyalty – in particular the skinhead music scene that he helped to form and chose to surround himself with, and which would continue to influence Creativity until the advent of the Creativity Alliance ten years later.
21 AC (1994 CE): Representing the family of the black, Harold Mansfield, the Southern Poverty Law Center files suit against the church in March, alleging the group is responsible for his death. The family is wrongfully awarded a $1 million default judgement when Pontifex Maximus, Reverend Doctor Rick McCarty fails to contest the case.
Later, the Southern Poverty Law Center will sue Doctor Pierce for participating in P.M. Klassen’s efforts to keep Church property free from malicious lawsuit. Ultimately, the SPLC wins a judgement for $85,000 — the profit Doctor Pierce and the National Alliance realized after selling the North Carolina Church property.
22 AC (1995 CE): Twenty-four year old Reverend Matthew Hale forms a new church group called the “New” Church of the Creator – later renamed the “World” Church of the Creator – based in East Peoria, Illinois, where he lives with his father. Although not a direct follow-on from P.M.E. Klassen’s Church of the Creator, Reverend Hale’s group has some success until its demise with his arrest in 30 AC.
23 AC (1996 CE): Reverend Hale convenes a meeting of a newly reconstituted Guardians of the Faith Committee at the Montana ranch of Church Leader Reverend Slim Deardorff (formerly of the premier Church of the Creator) where Reverend Hale is elected Pontifex Maximus of the newly formed group — including Ben Klassen, Reverend Hale is the fourth Pontifex Maximus of Creativity since 1973.
24 AC (1997 CE): The Church begins a Web site maintained by Reverend Jules Fettu and Brother Thomas William Jackley (formerly of the premier Church of the Creator) in Florida.
27 AC (2000 CE): Although P.M.E. Klassen’s Church of the Creator and its successors are not related to the Oregon based Christian group,`TE-TA-MA Truth Foundation’, TE-TA-MA adopts the name Church of the Creator for itself in the 1980’s and registers a trademark for the name in the 1990’s. In 27 AC, TE-TA-MA files a lawsuit against the World Church of the Creator for breach of trademark. The group, TE-TA-MA, appear to act as a front for the Jewish supremacist organization, the Anti-Defamation League.
29 AC (2002 CE): Reverend Deardorff and other Guardians of the Faith vote to remove Reverend Hale from office, citing reckless behavior and cultish tendencies. Reverend Hale in turn expels Reverend Deardorff and the other members of the Guardians of the Faith Committee, who go on to form the Northwest Church of the Creator. Reverend Hale also turns against other remaining members from Ben Klassen’s premier Church of the Creator within his new World Church of the Creator by refusing to acknowledge their rights and status as Creators and appoints his own people in their place. In protest, members of the Montreal Church of the Creator abandon Reverend Hale’s group en masse.
After an initial win by the World Church of the Creator with Judge Joan Lefkow, the decision is appealed by TE-TA-MA, and in November 29 AC, in a reversal of the previous ruling, a panel of three judges in the appeals court refer to the World Church of the Creator as a “Hate Group” overturning the previous decision by Judge Lefkow. On November 19, Judge Lefkow enforces the appeals court injunction in favor of TE-TA-MA. The Church is given thirty days to “deliver (…) for destruction (…) all” printed and other materials bearing the infringing marks, thereby barring the use of the name “Church of the Creator” by adherents of Creativity and forcing another name change. Judge Lefkow also denies The Church’s request to stay enforcement of the court’s order pending appeal.
30 AC (2003 CE): In January, while entering a Chicago court house to answer for refusal to change the World Church of the Creator’s name, Reverend Hale is arrested by the FBI on charges of conspiracy to murder Judge Lefkow. Reverend Hale is later found guilty and sentenced to forty years in a Federal penitentiary.
Later in the year leading Church Officers resign from their positions in the World Church of the Creator, forming the first of many small independent groups known as the Church of Creativity. Leaderless, the former World Church of the Creator’s formal structure dissolves and many members also go their own way forming their own local churches, social clubs and (White Man’s) Bible Reading Groups. One such group is the White Crusaders of the Church/RaHoWa — which will later become the foundation of the Creativity Alliance. The various groups adapt Creativity to their own particular needs thereby revolutionizing Creativity from a centralized and heavily structured organization to an open and ever evolving religion that belongs not to a single group or entity, but to the entire White Race.
34 AC (2007 CE): The White Crusaders become the Creativity Alliance — In January, Reverend Doctor Thomas William Jackley (now of Utah) along with Reverend Cailen Cambeul of South Australia (leader of the White Crusaders and formerly of the World Church of the Creator) begin the Creativity Alliance as an online information resource and focal point for individual Creators and groups throughout the world. Reverend Cambeul constructs an online network of websites and a forum. Members of the White Crusaders and other remaining Creator groups and individuals now refer to themselves as members of the Creativity Alliance. Former Church Members from the two previous eras of Creativity return to the banner of Creativity. Recruiting new adherents to Creativity continues apace.
36 AC (2009 CE): On February 21, the Creativity Alliance is officially restructured as an organization with officers representing the many local Churches of Creativity around the globe. A reconstituted Guardians of the Faith Committee elect Reverend Cambeul as Pontifex Maximus. The Creativity Alliance adopts the name Church of Creativity for all Church Primary Groups, while Creativity Alliance remains as the overall name for the movement.
38 AC (2010 CE): Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and an inoperable brain tumor in July, Reverend Jackley is informed he has less than two months to live. Less than two weeks later and in intense pain, Reverend Jackley takes his own life on July 12 with a pistol shot through the heart.
40 AC (2013 CE): The 40th anniversary of the Founding of the White Man’s Religion — CREATIVITY. With over a thousand Church Members and Supporters, the Creativity Alliance incorporating the Church of Creativity continues to thrive in a world hostile to Logic, Common Sense and an Awakened White Race.
43 AC (2016 CE): Having led the Church in one capacity or another since 30 AC, Reverend Cambeul retires as Pontifex Maximus and accepts the temporary position of Administrator of the Church until a new Pontifex Maximus can be appointed by the Guardians of the Faith Committee.
“The Racial Holy War Continues …”