But on December 24th, 2012, Linder decided to cross the Rubicon. In a thread entitled "The Jebus Complex: Toward a Colder, More Sophisticated Race", Linder announced that he will no longer allow Christians of any denomination to register on VNN Forum effective January 1st, although he will grandfather existing forum members who are Christian. Here's the applicable part of his initial post:
I think that as of 2013, we will no longer allow christians to sign up at VNNForum. If they truly have WN sentiment, they need to be working on their churches, not bothering us here. I will grandfather existing cultists, since they signed up under different rules.
Of course, the non-Southern minority here capable of paying attention might say, alert to inconsistency, don't you make a big point of allowing anyone who follows the rules to post, since, as you say, correctly, you cannot verify who is white/non-white/fag/whatever?
I respond, that is correct. We will have to rely on christ cultists not breaking the ninth commandment. I won't deny I feel as good about that as I would crossing one of those third-world rope bridges over a rushing river, but, you know, that's how it's gotta be. I don't care enough to track problems to their lair, just to lop off such problem-people as stick their heads above our carefully considered rules.
So that will be the new rule, as of 2013. No christians at VNNForum. You're not welcome here. If you have any White sentiment, your job is changing your church, not special-pleading for your science-fiction hero among White men.
Of course, Linder acknowledges that he has no way of ferreting out Christians in advance, so if a Christian wanted to register, he or she would have to remain in the religious closet to avoid being banned. On the other hand, Linder's counsel to Christians to re-direct their racial outreach towards their own churches is not only wise, but is badly needed; for example, the LDS Church seems to be compromising more and more on racial issues, and are now cozying up to homosexuals under the radar, although it is unlikely they'll ever solemnize gay marriages in their temples.
Certainly I respect Alex Linder's right to run his forum as he wishes. In addition, I continue to respect his fundamental activism; his chosen path has not exactly made him a millionaire, and he did shed blood for the Cause in Knoxville in May 2007. Furthermore, Linder has struggled with a persistent and debilitating medical problem now diagnosed as ulcerative colitis; being an occasional sufferer of IBS, I can relate to how debilitating that can be. So I was originally inclined not to take notice of Linder's new policy.
But then I encountered this VNN Forum thread entitled "Gaede Swastika Brand Honey", in which April Gaede is pushing homemade honey. In this thread, a self-identified American Indian known as N.M. Valdez deliberately insults Gaede:
The latter was in response to a post from April Gaede in a different thread:
Look at the dichotomy. Linder doesn't want White racialist Christians on his forum, yet he's willing to tolerate non-White filth who not only rampage throughout the entire forum insulting White racialists, but also proven activists like April Gaede. On Stormfront, someone like Valdez who identified as non-White would be confined to the Open Forums; if he snuck onto one of the activist forums and pulled this crap, Jack Boot would nuke his ass in a heartbeat.
I realize that Alex Linder doesn't care about public opinion, but there is a matter of credibility involved here. Since when do you ban White racialists from a WN forum, but allow non-Whites to troll to their heart's content? This policy will backfire on Linder and marginalize him unless he stiffens the rules of engagement for non-White posters. Already he's taking some hits from Pastor Martin Lindstedt, while a poster on Covenant People's Ministry noted that this is "contrary to teachings of Dr. Pierce, who clearly established a rule that every White man and woman, Christian as well as non-Christian is welcome in National Alliance as long as they support liberation, self-determination, autonomy, self-government and independence of White nations, that is good and proper to be followed by WN organizations". In July 2012, Obagenderbender predicted on the Christian Identity Forum this would happen in about six months. Either Linder needs to ban Valdez altogether, or else confine him to the Tard Corral or Opposing Views.
The smart approach would be to maintain a wall of separation between activism and religion, and insist that when White racialists come together for activism, religion is checked at the door. It is stupid to drive Christians away when only the NSM can manage to attract as many as 50 to a rally; we cannot win this battle without them. We need all the bodies we can get.