Priests Give out ‘How to Recognize Us’ Guides After Being Mistaken for KKK

By Jonathan Zhou, Epoch Times
April 17, 2016 Updated: April 18, 2016

Dominican friars are making visual guides that teach people how to recognize priests after one of them made headlines for being mistaken for a KKK member on a college campus. 

Earlier this month, students at Indiana University raised alarm after they saw a man in a white robe at an frozen yogurt shop near campus, whom they mistook for a klansman. 

Students complained on social media, and a resident advisor (RA) even sent out an email warning students about the man. 

“PLEASE be careful out there tonight, always be with someone and if you have no dire reason to be out of the building,” the RA Ethan G. wrote in an email, the Tab reports. 

The man was actually John McPeak, a Dominican friar at the St Paul’s Catholic Church network in Bloomington, Indiana, not a member of the KKK. 

John McPeak is the second from the right (John McPeak/Facebook)
John McPeak is the second man from the right (John McPeak/Facebook)

In response, the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Albert the Great crafted visual aides on social media that helped the laymen distinguish between priests and klansmen, as well as other uniforms that resembled the white robe. 


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The humorous collage has gone viral on social media.