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Mordecai Ham
Mordecai Fowler Ham Jr.

(1877-04-02)April 2, 1877
Died November 1, 1961(1961-11-01) (aged 84)
Alma mater Ogden College
Occupation Evangelist
Bessie Simmons
(m. 1900; died 1905)

Annie Laurie Smith
(m. 1907)
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Mordecai Fowler Ham, Jr. (April 2, 1877 – November 1, 1961), was an American Independent Baptist evangelist and temperance movement leader.

Racism and Anti-Semitism

Ham had a reputation for racism and anti-Semitism. He believed and preached on various topics based on classical anti-Semitic canards such as believing Jews had special access to political power and influence and that they represent a subversive social force. The targets for his preaching were often "nebulous rings of Jewish, Catholic or Black conspirators plotting to destroy white protestant America." In 1926 W.O. Saunders, a newspaper editor in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, confronted Ham for defaming a prominent Jew during an evangelistic campaign. ..... Saunders wrote an account of the accusations Ham had made and how Saunders had proved them false called "The Book of Ham." The Book was widely distributed, describing instances of Ham's negative views towards Jews. Ham believed in the ideas of British Israelism, that the white Anglo-Saxon races had been chosen by God. Ham outlined this in a piece of writing called "the Need of the Anglo-Israel Truth" that is featured on some websites of the Identity Movement.

However, in his booklet "The Jew" he stated unequally, "though the sins of the Jew have been many and great, yet vengeance belongeth to the Lord, and He will not let you escape if you have hated, or do hate the Jew. Are you a Christian? No Christian will hate the Jew. Through him came the Christ and your Bible. The best, the greatest and the only perfect man who ever lived on earth was a Jew by race." Such a statement would suggest if he ever was an anti-Semite, his views changed.


  • The Second Coming of Christ and Revelation
  • Believing a Lie
  • Light on the Dance
  • The Jews
  • The Need of the Anglo – Israel Truth
  • The Sabbath Question

Ham received an honorary degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

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