A leader of a Ku Klux Klan chapter turned in his robes and resigned from the organization, saying he was "tired of hating."

After eight months as a Klansman, Rodney Hunt, 34, resigned Tuesday in front of the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and two black ministers."I never did hate 'em (black people)," Hunt said. But Klansmen have to follow orders from the group's national headquarters, he said.

"What we was doing was making war," Hunt said. "After you hate so long, it just destroys you."

He said the pressures of Klan membership caused him to lose his temper with his wife and 11-year-old son frequently.