Following the racist terrorist attack in Charleston many wondered about Dylann Roof, he who has been apprehended for it. What motivated him?
One early sign of the white supremacist ideology that motivated Dylann Roof was seen when a photo of him wearing a jacket bearing the flags of apartheid South Africa and white ruled Rhodesia was publicized by the media.
It seems that he sympathized with the apartheid regime in South Africa that for so long worked to force the black majority to live in a subordinate position within society.
Like that Dylann Roof PCG has a history of sympathizing with the apartheid regime.
Although PCG has no history of inciting extremist violence, they even forbid their followers from military service, this common viewpoint they share deserves to be noted.
Observe what PCG's leader, Gerald Flurry, said in 1995 about South Africa abolishing apartheid thus allowing all the people of South Africa to democratically participate in the public affairs of the nation for the very first time. Note the way Flurry implies that the establishment of racial equality in South Africa was a "catastrophe" in the quote below.
Natural disasters have intensified mightily since Mr. Armstrong died. There have been earthquakes, floods, droughts and fires. There have also been an alarming increase in family break-down, race problems and out-of-control crime. One journalist said 1993 was the "SCARIEST YEAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY" (because of the floods, fire, etc.) That is also true of the British people. Already South Africa has lost control of its country. That catastrophe and a lot more going to happen to America and Britain, if we don't heed God's Word. (Gerald Flurry, The Little Book, 1995 version, p. 6.)Gerald Flurry also denounced the fall of the apartheid regime again in 1999 in a booklet he wrote about Winston Churchill.
It’s as if our press and politicians today have no memory. ... Our political elite forced a white government and strong ally from South Africa rule [sic] and helped usher in Nelson Mandela. South Africa is now a close friend of Iran and Syria, the greatest terrorist nations in the world. The same story is being played out in Israel. (Gerald Flurry, Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman, 1999, 2002, p. 9.)This is not something they only did in their early days. In December 2013, while so many mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, PCG produced an episode of The Trumpet Daily hosted by Stephen Flurry which condemned Nelson Mandela. (See PCG Condemns The "Communist" Nelson Mandela.)
In 2008 Political Affairs, the flagship magazine of the Communist Party USA, condemned an article by PCG's Joel Hilliker for sympathizing with the apartheid regime. As far as I can tell PCG never even bothered to publicly note this criticism. Whatever one may say about the Communist Party USA's sympathetic views towards the Soviet Union (which I do not share) their criticism of PCG on this matter is accurate and true.
In 2010 the late Ron Fraser wrote the following words while reminiscing about attending Freedom Day celebrations in South Africa in 1995. It is noteworthy how Fraser describes South Africa as a country "gifted by [PCG's] God" to whites. The fact that most people living in South Africa are black is carefully minimized and ignored.
A year after the handover of the country by President De Klerk to the ANC-dominated government, I stood only a few yards away from Nelson Mandela in the press gallery on the lawns in front of the fine old colonial Union Building in Pretoria. The politicians who had helped give away a country that had been gifted by God to the modern descendants of the ancient nation of Israel sat behind him. Before Mandela, the adoring, clamoring crowd amassed on the lawn. The occasion was the first anniversary of the handover of the country, “Freedom Day” as it has come to be labeled.PCG's sympathy for the apartheid regime is most evident in Ron Fraser's 1997 booklet, South Africa in Prophecy. It openly displays PCG's sympathy for apartheid South Africa. Fraser demonized the democratically elected government as Communists.
As I looked into the eyes of Mandela, the former terrorist, one year into his presidency of the great country of South Africa, the words of my editor in chief [Gerald Flurry] rang loud in my ears. “South Africa,” he said to me as we discussed just what 1994 portended for the West, “is the first of the Anglo-Saxon nations to give away its God-given birthright.” (Ron Fraser, South Africa—Clouds Across the Rainbow, November 1, 2010.)
Fraser condemned the fact that the end of apartheid would allow interracial relationships to occur. Under apartheid such relationships were condemned and punished. Armstrongism has a long and shameful history of banning interracial marriage.
In Genesis 6, the conditions at the time of Noah are explained. Three specific conditions are mentioned: 1) Marrying according to their own choice, rather than subscribing to God’s laws in the choice of a mate; 2) Extreme corruption; and 3) Extreme violence. ... Such anti-God themes are a precursor to CONFUSION, division and strife! South Africa will reap the curses of correction imposed by an all-wise, all-loving Father who created mankind and set the racial bounds over which He commanded Israel not to cross! (Ron Fraser, South Africa in Prophecy, 1997, Chapter 3, pp. 21, 23.)It is quite evident that PCG sympathizes with apartheid South Africa. They have done so for a long time.