Greetings. I accidentally stumbled across this website today while surfing the web. Before asking anything though I'm not a cultist and honestly I don't even know if I'll stick over on this (if that's ok). Being an HP Lovecraft nerd and someone interested in new spiritual movements popping up, a Cthulhu Cult existing is deeply intriguing to me.
However, I must ask one question, whose answer I haven't really seen on this website. How does the Cult of Cthulhu address the fact that Howard Phillips Lovecraft was a massively racist person, even relative to the time he lived on? He really had a crack on for writing racist texts that he shared around, and his works with which I am familiar with always get uncomfortably racist whenever people of color are around (albeit curiously people of color are always the cultists in the works, and the white people shown are not compelled by The Call at all). I could even sense some racist undertones in works of his not featuring people of color as well.
If you are making a cult where you call someone who harbors such terrible predjuices as prophet, I only help but wonder what is the line of thought against racism within it. I am positive it won't be too terrible, due to the cultists being non white in his works, but you must work with the fact that Lovecraft, who you deem your prophet, was a really racist individual, and that will get in the way of things. I say this with several of his works in my shelf so it's not like I haven't done my research on him either. Is anything being done to address this issue?