Creativity: A History
0AC (1973CE): 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.”
8AC (1981CE): 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.”
9AC (1982CE): In March, P.M. Klassen moves Church headquarters from Florida to 23 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.
10AC (1983CE): P.M. Klassen begins publishing a monthly newsletter, Racial Loyalty, in June.
13AC (1986CE): 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 licensed vehicle containing two people knowingly trespassing on church grounds. Although nobody is killed or wounded, Reverend Messick is later sentenced to seven years in prison and later abandon’s Creativity.
15AC (1988CE): 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.
16AC (1989CE): 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.
17AC (1990CE): 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.
18AC (1991CE): 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.
19AC (1992CE): 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.
In June, P.M. Klassen names twenty-five year old Milwaukee Church leader, Reverend Mark Wilson (AKA Reverend Brandon O’Roarke), as the new 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 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.
Years later, Reverend Williams will later rejoin Creativity after Dr Pierce’ death, as a leading member of the Creativity Alliance – Church of Creativity Tennessee. Reverend Williams again leaves Creativity on good standing, and takes up position as the leader of the revived National Alliance. Leading members of the National Alliance and the Creativity Alliance consider the two very similar Non-Theistic White Racial Organizations to be Brothers in Arms.
In December of 19AC, 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.
20AC (1993CE): 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. He is imprisoned for several weeks before all charges are dropped. Burdi 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.
21AC (1994CE): 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 refuses to contest the case, resigns as Pontifex Maximus and de-registers the Church of the Creator Florida as a business entity.
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.
22AC (1995CE): Twenty-four year old college student, Matthew Hale, declares himself to be a Reverend of Creativity and forms a new church organization which he calls the “New” Church of the Creator – which he later renames as the “World” Church of the Creator. Church “Headquarters” is situated in Reverend Hale’s bedroom, in the cellar of the home he shares with his father in East Peoria, Illinois. Although not a direct follow-on from P.M.E. Klassen’s Church of the Creator, Reverend Hale’s new group has limited success until its demise just seven years later with Reverend Hale’s arrest in 30AC.
23AC (1996CE): 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 Church founder, Ben Klassen, Reverend Hale is the fourth Pontifex Maximus of Creativity since its founding in 1973.
Reverend Hale demands that all remaining Creators from the premier Church of the Creator either leave Creativity or swear a personal oath of allegiance bonding them directly to him. Many Creators reject Reverend Hale’s demand and prefer instead to join the National Alliance under Doctor Pierce, where they continue to refer to themselves as Creators. Many of the original Creators later return to Creativity after Reverend Hale’s arrest and Doctor Pierce’s death shortly thereafter (see the Church of Creativity 30 AC).
24AC (1997CE): The Church begins a Web site maintained by Reverend Jules Fettu and Brother Thomas William Jackley (both formerly of the premier Church of the Creator) in Florida.
25AC (1998CE): Due to a personality clash, Reverend Hale expels the leading members of the Florida arm of the Church, (all Klassen era Creators) including the popular Reverend Guy Lombardi and Reverend Fettu. Reverend Lombardi later said in the last days before his death in 39AC from a heart attack, “Hale did not like me because I did my job too damn well and that scared the hell out of him.” Other Klassen era Creators leave in support of Reverend Lombardi.
More Klassen era Creators leave having taken issue with Reverend Hale marrying a sixteen year old girl. Creators whom previously supported the marriage leave after Reverend Hale almost immediately arranges for the marriage to be annulled.
27AC (2000CE): 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 27AC, 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.
28AC (2001CE): September 11 – Reverend Hale declares the World Trade Center attacks to be a good thing. Creators working with Emergency Services in New York City and New Jersey immediately disavow Reverend Hale and quit the World Church of the Creator. Most will return to Creativity again after Reverend Hale’s arrest and the demise of the World Church of the Creator.
29AC (2002CE): 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. Considering them to be a threat to his personal authority, 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 (Reverend Fettu’s original group and where he will return after being deported from the U.S.), abandon Reverend Hale’s group en masse. Church Members who belong to other groups such as the National Alliance, Blood & Honour and others also abandon Reverend Hale. In response, Reverend Hale appoints a sixteen year old Anglophone boy, Brother Alexander, as the Creator Head of Montreal. Although disliked by French-Canadian Creators, the boy is left alone until Reverend Hale’s skinheads later threaten him, causing him to abandon Creativity in 30AC. The boy was no longer a part of Reverend Hale’s plan.
After an initial win for the World Church of the Creator with Judge Joan Lefkow, the decision is appealed by TE-TA-MA, and in November 29AC, 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.
30AC (2003CE): In January, while entering a Chicago court house to answer for refusal to change the name, World Church of the Creator, 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 as a Domestic Terrorist.
Later in the year, under pressure from the FBI and Reverend Hale’s skinheads, leading Church Officers resign from their positions in the World Church of the Creator, later forming the first of many small independent groups known as the Church of Creativity. Leaderless, the now defunct World Church of the Creator’s formal structure dissolves – after having lasted a mere seven years – and many Creators 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 (WCOTC/WCOTR) — a name originally coined by members of the Church of the Creator and later utilized by Reverend Cailen Cambeul of South Australia, 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.
Finally in December, the Northwest Church of the Creator dissolves. The Missoula (Montana) based Northwest Church of the Creator throughout its short existence remains separate from the Illinois based World Church of the Creator (See 29AC above). At its head were Reverends Slim Deardorff, Dan Hassett as Hasta Primus and Dane Hall of California as Church Leader. Soon after, Reverend Hassett left and “Karl” John Haase took over as Hasta Primus. In an act of treachery, Haase takes the keys to a storage facility containing thousands of first print Creator Holy Books and sells them to the Montana Human Rights Network for the sum of $300 plus a bus ticket out of the state. The local sheriff’s office are complicit in the crime in that they help to facilitate the deal. Montana Human Rights Network in a sacrilegious act of hatred turns thousands of books into a so-called art exhibit called Speaking Volumes Art: Transforming Hate.
30AC through to 34AC sees an intense period when skinheads – under the explicit direction of Reverend Hale in prison – attempt to seize Creativity for themselves through the exclusion of all others, and transform Creativity into a “Prison Gang on the Street.” This leads to Reverend Hale’s appointed prison representative in California, Mike Todd, being placed in Prison Protection, as the attempt to transform Creativity into a Prison Gang was not welcomed by existing Prison Gangs. Fearing for his safety, Todd cooperates with the FBI. The consequences of Reverend Hale’s decisions will hinder Creators and Creativity into the second decade of the new millennium beyond 47AC.
Although ultimately failing in the attempted skinhead takeover of Creativity, the actions of Reverend Hale and his skinheads only served to hasten the breakup and demise of the World Church of the Creator, bringing about an almost total loss of support for Reverend Hale, and the early foundation of the coalition of Church of Creativity groups and individuals that is to become the Creativity Alliance.
34AC (2007CE): The White Crusaders become the Creativity Alliance — In January, Reverend Doctor Thomas William Jackley (now of Utah) along with Reverend Cailen Cambeul (leader of the White Crusaders and formerly of the defunct World Church of the Creator) begin the Creativity Alliance initially 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 named Creator Forum – as of January 43 AC, reconstituted as Racial Loyalty News Forum. Members of the White Crusaders and other remaining Creator groups and individuals from around the globe 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.
36AC (2009CE): 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.
38AC (2010CE): Reverend Hale, although in a prison cell with intermittent access to correspondence, declares himself Pontifex Maximus, and attempts to force the Creativity Alliance to merge with his preferred group, consisting primarily of skinheads who seek to have the Creativity Alliance closed down with leading Church Members expelled from Creativity. The Guardians of the Faith Committee of the Creativity Alliance vote unanimously to reject the attempted takeover and dissolution of the Creativity Alliance, and to cease all continued support for Matthew Hale, forthwith. Hale and his failing supporters are soon disavowed, and no longer considered to be Creators.
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.
40AC (2013CE): 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.
Reverend Dr Joe Esposito, a Creator since 1AC and originally of New York City (currently imprisoned in Oregon – release date 50AC (2023CE)) is appointed Imperator of Prisons.
43AC (2016CE): Having led the Church in one capacity or another since 30AC, Reverend Cambeul retires as Pontifex Maximus and accepts the temporary position of Church Administrator until a new Pontifex Maximus can be appointed by the Guardians of the Faith Committee.
44AC (2017CE): Reverend Dr Esposito is appointed Pontifex Maximus Elect. PM Elect Reverend Dr Esposito will assume all duties as Pontifex Maximus in due course. In the meantime, Reverend Cambeul remains as Church Administrator.
“The Racial Holy War Continues …”