Nathan Bedford Forrest
National Director of The Knights Party, Pastor Thomas Robb announced Wednesday that he would be requesting the transfer of the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument at Health Sciences Park to his care to be placed at the Christian Revival Center at Harrison, Arkansas. Pastor Robb, also noted that while the remains of Forrest and his wife will be moved to their original burial ground, there is fear that the grave will remain unsecure and under constant threat of desecration. Therefore, Pastor Robb is requesting that the remains be placed at the Christian Revival Center church where they will be undisturbed. Request will be made to Forrest Family spokesperson Lee Miller via the Robb Law Firm of Harrison, Arkansas.
Nathan Bedford Forrest, while condemned by many for his involvement with the Ku Klux Klan, was a noble Christian man who sought healing for the Southern states. He was involved with the Klan not because it was a violent organization, but rather it brought security and order during a chaotic time, for both black and white. He was loved by all.
Forrest disbanded the original Klan when unscrupulous men, not associated, but under the guise of the Klan name, committed violent acts. Likewise, The Knights Party, continues the spirit of the original Klan to uphold the moral and civic ideals of those early Klansmen.