The white supremacist group Church of Creativity has confirmed that its members placed fliers containing racist messages throughout Goldsboro last week.
In an email sent Sunday, church spokesman Cailen Cambeul said that the group ---- which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as a Neo-Nazi hate group ---- has members in Goldsboro. Cambeul said that the group has had members in North Carolina "for decades" and foreshadowed future activity in the area.
"Despite your pathetic attempts at a witch hunt, our church members will continue their good work," Cambeul wrote. "You can be sure that this is not the last time you've heard from the Church of Creativity."
Fliers containing white supremacist messages were found in several places across Goldsboro last week. An African-American family on Isaac Drive, a white family on Dartha Court and another near Mimosa Park all reported having received the fliers in their mailboxes.
Maj. Richard Lewis with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the agency had not received any reports about people receiving the fliers.
Maj. Anthony Carmon, head of the Goldsboro Police Department's Investigative Services Bureau, said nobody had reported receiving any fliers to the police department, either.
The Church of Creativity was formed in Florida during the early 1970s, and adheres to a strict set of rules governing racial relations. The group's cardinal rule is that "what is good for the white race is the highest virtue," and believes that the white race is "nature's finest," according to the group's website.
The group forbids members from having social or business relationships with Jewish people or people of color, whom it views as inferior, according to its website. While the Church of Creativity does not openly promote violence, one of its 16 "commandments" calls Jewish people and people of color the "deadly enemies" of the white race, and calls shrinking their populations an "immediate objective." The group also believes in preparing its members for "Rahowa" or racial holy war, which it claims is an intellectual war within the rule of law and not a call to violence.
- News-Argus Staff Writer Ethan Smith contributed to this report.