10 Fun Facts About the Klu Klux Klan

10 things you didn’t know about everyone’s favorite hate group

You’d think the Klu Klux Klan and the Westboro Baptist Church would be best friends, but that’s far from the truth. On Memorial Day 2011, three members of the WBC showed up at Arlington Cemetery with their usual assortment of “You’re Going to Hell” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” signs. However, just a few feet away were ten members of the Knights of the Southern Cross, a Virginia branch of everybody’s favorite racist organization. The KKK had shown up specifically to counter-protest the Westboro bunch, and they spent the day handing out American flags. While everything seemed relatively peaceful (for a WBC/KKK protest that is), things might’ve gotten1 nasty if police officers weren’t on the scene. When reporters asked the Klansmen if they were armed, they refused to answer.