In his book, Hoskins introduced the concept of the Phineas Priesthood, which was that “lone warriors” or vigilantes would appear in history every so often. These warrior-priests were sent by God to punish “race traitors.” This punishment was necessary to protect the honor of God and His chosen people, who were, of course, white.
As Hoskins made very clear in his book, the Phineas Priesthood was an exclusive clergy. The only way in was by annihilating the enemies of God. God’s enemies were defined as blacks, race-mixers, Jews, homosexuals, and abortionists. Any white supremacist who destroyed these enemies was automatically ordained into the Phineas Priesthood.
The book went on to provide historical examples of such lone-warriors: John Wilkes Booth, the Waffen SS, the Ku Klux Klan and The Order, which was also known as The Silent Brotherhood. According to Hoskins, the common dominant trait of these men was a passion to excel – to protect the Honor of God. And in doing so, they had espoused the doctrine of the Phineas Priesthood. A doctrine understood by a chosen few.
Obviously, Delay had read Hoskins’ book, because he now claimed – after the fact – that in murdering Medgar Evers, he had been functioning as a Phineas Priest. In other words, Medgar Evers’ death was God’s Will. And when Delay – acting as a Phineas Priest – killed Evers, he was removing one of God’s enemies. Anyway, that’s what Delay wanted people to think. In reality, it was nothing more than a lame and abject attempt to justify murder.
Delay and Hoskins were kindred souls and began corresponding with each other.
Hoskins published a regular newsletter called “The Hoskins Report.” Supposedly, the newsletter provided financial and investment advice. In reality, it trumpeted racist propaganda. In a 1991 issue of the newsletter, Hoskins printed a letter he had received from Delay, who was still famous in white supremacist circles. At the end of the letter, Delay had written “Phineas for president!”
The letter would come back to haunt Delay.