The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) never fails to disappoint.
GuideStar, a reference website about nonprofits, has announced it will label 46 organizations “hate groups” based on SPLC recommendations. And what do these groups have in common? Very little.
Among these so-called “hate groups” is the Family Research Council (FRC), an established charity that advocates for family values and pro-life legislation. Another is FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a nonpartisan group with over 1.3 million members.
SPLC’s blatantly partisan ‘findings’ reduce these groups and others to the level of the Ku Klux Klan. SPLC continues its long campaign of social justice activism, smearing reputable nonprofits on the Right by painting with the broadest brush possible.
Worse, SPLC’s listing has repeatedly led to the very “hate crimes” they protest against. In 2013, a shooter entered FRC’s headquarter to “kill as many as possible” because SPLC had identified the organization as a “hate group” because they support traditional marriage.
In March of this year, Charles Murray, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who supports same-sex marriage and who was a part of the “never Trump” wing of the Republican party, was disrupted and assaulted by protesters during a speech at Middlebury University, and a professor escorting him was left with a concussion.
CRC has investigated SPLC before, calling it a “wellspring of manufactured hate” that advances a radical, partisan agenda. And just a few months ago, Tina Trent exposed SPLC’s efforts to inculcate elementary school students with their extremist left-wing ideology.
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