Please be aware that this essay is NOT written
by The Creativity Movement. If you want to write
a letter to that Church, send it to PMHale1@aol.com,
not to us.
This essay is
on the ReligiousTolerance.org
web site, which describes many dozens of different faith groups.
that the public needs to learn the full range of beliefs and practices
of all major religious groups in North America. This includes
religions based on bigotry, racial hatred, and white supremacy such as
Ben Klassen (1918-1993) was the main founder of the religion of Creativity.
He organized the Church of the Creator (COTC), a predecessor organization
to The Creativity Movement (TCM) in 1973. He attracted several hundred white supremacists as
members, from the U.S., Canada, Sweden and South Africa. The fortunes of the COTC started to unravel when one of their ministers, George Loeb, was found
guilty of an apparently racially-motivated killing of an African-American veteran.
Following Klassen's suicide in 1993, the Church lost much of its drive. The
family of the homicide victim was able to win a lawsuit against the COTC,
forcing it out of business. 1
Rev. Matt Hale, PM (Pontifex Maximus) (1971 -) reorganized the group in 1996,
as the World Church of the Creator® (W.C.O.T.C.). Hale was formerly the
head of the National Socialist White American's Party. He has since built
up its membership from hundreds of Creators (members) to about 3,000. He has
completed law courses at Southern Illinois University, graduated and passed his
bar exams. He has been denied a law license because of his religious beliefs and
In 2003, they lost a trademark infringement lawsuit and changed
their name to The Creativity Movement.
Symbol, flag and slogans:
The church symbol is composed of three images on a white background. From top to bottom, they are:
a halo, which symbolizes that race is "unique and sacred above all other values."
a red and black crown which indicates that their group form the elite,
a large black letter W which stands for the white race.
Their flag consists of the church symbol on a red background. The blood-red color symbolizes their "struggle
for the survival, expansion and advancement of the White Race." There is a white triangle at the right side of
the flag which symbolizes the emergence of a "Whiter and Brighter World."
Their slogans include:
"A Whiter and Brighter World."
"RAHOWA" (RAcial HOly WAr)
Their race is their religion.
Their religion and philosophy called "Creativity" is based
on the external laws of nature, the experience of history, on logic and
The white race is the finest achievement of nature.
Hatred for Jews, African-Americans, and other "mud races" flows
naturally from their love of their fellow
All of the progress in society has been due to the white race.
The entire white race is an extension of each white family.
Persons who are not white are of a "mud race." They may
be a sub-species who share a common ancestor with the white race. Black
people form the bottom level of humans, barely above monkeys and
The percentage of white people on the earth has dropped from 33% in 1920
to about 8% today. There are 500 million white people alive today.
Founder Ben Klassen envisioned a
racial holy war (RAHOWA) in the future between the white and non-white races.
"...what is good for the White Race is the highest value..."
"...what is bad for the White Race is the ultimate sin."
They believe that the American culture is becoming more decadent. Symptoms are: black crimes, growing acceptance of
homosexuality, interracial marriage, increasing drug use, and lack of racial identity among white people.
Love and hate are the most powerful emotions; having both is healthy and essential to life.
Christianity is a violent religion. They have killed 1000 fellow Christians down through
the years for every Christian that the Romans killed.
They do not believe that Jesus existed in the 1st century CE.
They point to the complete lack of evidence from any non-Jewish source that verifies his existence in Palestine.
They reject the principle of loving your enemies. Enemies
should be hated.
They reject the ethic of reciprocity which
is expressed in the Christian golden rule and in many similar statements
in other religions.
Jews were responsible for World War II
The Nazi holocaust never happened.
Jews control the U.S.federal government, which they call the JOG (Jewish Occupational Government)