There are those who tend to look at modern-day Ku Klux Klan members as the equivalent of rebellious teens who have their bodies pierced in a bid to outrage their parents and/or call attention to themselves.
Others see Klan members as people on the margins of society, drawn to the group because of a need to belong or to find someone to blame for their own lack of success.
Which is it? Without talking to members, it's difficult to say. It is an activity we would recommend as part of the anti-Klan activities planned for June 10, when World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan plan to rally at Antietam National Battlefield.
Counter-Klan activities now planned include: At 9 a.m., an interfaith service at the historic Dunker Church and a variety of events at Taylor Park in Keedysville from 1 to 5 p.m. Other events, including a talent show for youth, are now being planned.