The Ku Klux Klan members in the United States at that time, who were mostly Protestant Christians, also described themselves as « disciples » and soldiers of Christ, a bit like during the period of the crusades and wars of Religions in Europe. That is why sometimes they were bearing a cross on fire, and they were going to fight against the « demons » (blacks) by killing them, lynching them, burning them, in order to have a « pure and holy country « (so filled with whites). After disguising themselves in order to massacre the Bllacks, they were going to church like good Christians, to « thank the Lord » for having been able to hunt, defeat, lynch and kill demons (Blacks).