Rev. William Aitcheson admitted to burning crosses and participating in other acts during his time as a member of the hate group more than 40 years ago.
Phillip and Barbara Butler had a burning cross placed outside their Maryland home in 1977 by Ku Klux Klan member William Aitcheson, who later became a Catholic priest.
The Rev. William Aitcheson said he was a member 40 years ago of the KKK and has “voluntarily” stepped down from St. Leo the Great church.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Forty years ago he was a Ku Klux Klan "wizard," burning crosses on black families' lawns. Now, after decades as a Catholic priest, he's coming forward about his past.
Father William Aitcheson has taken a leave of absence after revealing that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. As a member of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, he wrote an op-ed in the Arlington Catholic Herald, admittin...