Support the Café

Search our Site

UPDATED: Suspect in Kansas Shootings had supremacy ties

UPDATED: Suspect in Kansas Shootings had supremacy ties

More information is now emerging on the situation in Kansas, and it points towards a hate crime.

The shooter has been identified as Frazier Glenn Miller, from Aurora, Missouri. Travelling under the alias of Frazier Glenn Cross, Miller has long been active in the white supremacist community. At one point, he had been jailed for three years for illegal weapons, and for plotting the murder of the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Miller had also founded and run a local chapter of the Klan, until the blanket lawsuit of the SPLC shut it down.

More on this can be found here.

Miller was arrested and taken into custody at the scene.


Miller was also a US Senate candidate for Missouri in the 2010 election. He immediately drew controversy with his campaign ads, which advocated for white men to rise up against Jews and “mud people”. He was interviewed by a regional political talk show during the election, which you can see here. (Be aware: the video contains racial slurs and graphic language.)

With Holy Week upon us, and the specter of the way these observances have been used in the past, are you considering approaching them differently in light of this tragedy?


Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

It’s so natural to want to jump to the Johannine Passion. But perhaps this year, Isaiah?

David Kendrick

Support the Café
Past Posts

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café