Lake Wales, Florida - 70-year-old John Paul Rogers wants to become the next mayor of Lake Wales, but critics say he could have a tough time bringing the town together because he's a former member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Retired University of South Florida Professor Darryl Paulson, an expert on the Klan, says Rogers was the head of the organization in Florida that was part of one of the largest and one of the most violent branches of the KKK, The United Klans of America.
Source: WTSP. Channel 10 News, Tampa Bay
JG: Is John Paul Rogers stupid? In the WTSP article he is quoted as saying that he was merely a member of an organization which opposed communism. Really? All the blacks that the KKK lynched were communists? This guy owes the people of Polk County an apology!