Judge Rutherford no doubt made a lot of enemies in his rants against the Catholic Church and American institutions. But he also found supporters and allies. The Ku Klux Klan was just as much anti-Catholic as the old Judge was, so it should be not be surprising that they published comments supportive of his radio speeches and critical of Catholic opposition. But it is a little surprising to find the Golden Age favorably quoting the Ku Klux Klan in return:
GAG #16: WE GET THUMBS UP FROM THE KU KLUX KLAN
*** g33 10/11 p. 4 Sending Forth the Truth Unto the Clouds ***
"God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds." -- Psalm 57:3, 10...
The big coast-to-coast hook-up of 104 stations was made entirely without aid of the so-called "regular" chain broadcasting systems. The Watch Tower organization made its own arrangements, as is its custom. Jehovah's blessing was manifestly upon the efforts.
In a very special sense it was fulfilled on October 1 that God's truth reached unto the clouds. Indeed, while we may not know of it, it is entirely possible that on that day not merely one but many persons that were sailing along in airplanes beneath the clouds or even above them, were listening to Judge Rutherford's lecture on "The True God".
Those who heard Judge Rutherford's address on "The True God" were charmed by its kindness, its goodness, and its truth. It seems right to spend a moment thinking of how God identifies himself with truth, and especially the most important of all truths, those about himself. "This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God." -- John 17:3. ...
The Kourier, published at Atlanta by the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, in its issue of September, 1933, said in part:
"Roman Catholic newspapers the country over have broken out in a rash of criticism of what they term anti-Catholic radio programs. They are in particular begging the Federal Radio Commission to place a ban on Judge Joseph F. Rutherford's 'Watchtower' programs. . . . The Catholic attack on the Rutherford programs is one of the hottest they have launched on any Protestant project recently. Some spineless stations have already eliminated the feature to which the Catholics object, while others, with more backbone, have told their Catholic critics to go stick their heads in a bucket of holy water."