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Southern Poverty Law Center: Social conservative organizations are hate groups
The Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/2010 | John Rossomando

Posted on 12/06/2010 10:11:13 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says it will not back down from its decision to label the Family Research Council and other socially conservative groups as hate groups, on par with the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations, for their views about homosexuality.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins recently asked SPLC to retract the hate group designation, but SPLC Intelligence Project Director Mark Potok told The Daily Caller that will never happen.

SPLC’s Winter 2010 edition of its “Intelligence Report” magazine lists the Family Research Council as a hate group alongside the American Family Association, the Traditional Values Coalition, and 11 other social conservative groups. The report, titled “18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda,” also lists five other organizations as being anti-gay – such as Concerned Women for America and the National Organization for Marriage — but refrains from classifying them as hate groups.

According to SPLC, the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and the other similar groups spread “known falsehoods — claims about LGBT people that have been thoroughly discredited by scientific authorities — and repeated, groundless name-calling.”

“Labeling people and groups as hate groups is laying the groundwork to then charge them with hate crimes using the full force of government to oppress people for their beliefs,” said Concerned Women America President Wendy Wright.

Potok told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews SPLC chose to add the FRC to its list of hate groups due to its claims that gay men molest children at higher rates than straight men, its insistence gay activists want to eliminate age of consent laws, and due to comments FRC Senior Research Fellow Peter Sprigg made suggesting homosexual behavior should be recriminalized.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: celebrateperversity; cultureofcorruption; hategroups; homosexualagenda; liberalbigots; politicalcorrectness; religion; sexpositiveagenda; sin; socialconservatives; splc; thoughtcrime

1 posted on 12/06/2010 10:11:19 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Me: Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group. A hate group that get federal money.


2 posted on 12/06/2010 10:12:16 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

“Me: Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group.”

I concur.

The SPLC exists to denegrate Orththodox Jewish people and Christians.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 10:13:56 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

You know, there was a time in this nation that the SPLC was an organization that many would have listened to. Does this group have any more credibility than the KKK anymore?


4 posted on 12/06/2010 10:14:12 AM PST by Grunthor (I hope this one pleases you.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Where’s the BARRRRRRrrrffff!!!! Alert?


5 posted on 12/06/2010 10:14:56 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConjunctionJunction; wagglebee; The Comedian

Any religion that calls sin “bad” has now been put on official notice by a self-appointed group of thought police.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 10:16:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Bold critique from a bunch of America hating communists.
7 posted on 12/06/2010 10:16:13 AM PST by boomop1
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To: La Lydia

Hey,Markie,this isn’t hate;it’s just a personal observation.
Your slimer than Paul Krugman!


8 posted on 12/06/2010 10:16:15 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I hate collectivism, totalitarianism and tyranny. In their book that makes me a “hater”. They’re technically right. So be it. Have a nice day, Morris, you dickhead! BTW, the last time you trashed one of Matt Bracken’s books, it caused me to go back and read it again, so you’re not ENTIRELY irrelevant!


9 posted on 12/06/2010 10:17:04 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Quix; Whenifhow; houeto; null and void; Squantos; xrmusn; bronxville; Screaming_Gerbil; ...
Soviet Parasites Lying Center ping.

"Enemies Domestic" ping.

Increasing volume ping list monitoring the Leftist/government axis agitprop, psyops, and instigation of violence.

FReepmail me if you want on or off The Comedian's "Enemies Domestic" ping list...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 12/06/2010 10:20:07 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Jewbacca

And to fleece the taxpayers and the guilt-ridden gullibles.


11 posted on 12/06/2010 10:20:59 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Next, it will those who condemn polygamy who will be a “hate group”.

And after that, those who condemn pedophilia.

12 posted on 12/06/2010 10:23:01 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
This time the $PLC really jumped the shark.


13 posted on 12/06/2010 10:26:17 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I’m Jewish and my religion is also against homosexuality. If FRC is a hate group then we should also be included with them.


14 posted on 12/06/2010 10:26:28 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: The Comedian

let em talk...CHRISTians have a kncak this time of year for ‘makin a “list” & checkin it twice’...


15 posted on 12/06/2010 10:32:36 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

>>The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says it will not back down from its decision to label the Family Research Council and other socially conservative groups as hate groups, on par with the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations, for their views about homosexuality.<<

Fair enough, as long as I can refer to them as “baby-murdering perverts”.


16 posted on 12/06/2010 10:36:15 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

OK sure fine but then that makes lefty groups such as yourself terrorist groups because f the violence you guys call for. What don’t like that? Bite me.


17 posted on 12/06/2010 10:40:46 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: ConjunctionJunction

As the facades fall away, every liberal cause is shown to be a front for a radical political agenda. Aside from the herds of useful idiots, leftists believe in nothing but the destruction of capitalism and the subjugation of mankind.


18 posted on 12/06/2010 10:42:46 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican.)
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To: La Lydia
Me: Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group.

So it is. Actually, got the spiders burrowing there right now for some specialized stuff. And they're only semi-polite :)).

19 posted on 12/06/2010 10:50:44 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

The SPLC is a leftwing hate group.


20 posted on 12/06/2010 11:03:19 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sittin' in da back of da bus since January 2009.)
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To: The Comedian

They need to ask a child who has been molested by a queer for their views about homosexuality.


21 posted on 12/06/2010 11:07:00 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Grunthor

It has enough credibility to get our tax dollars.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 11:41:04 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: B4Ranch
They need to ask a child who has been molested by a queer for their views about homosexuality.

Or you could ask the child Morris Dees molested.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

23 posted on 12/06/2010 11:42:12 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Southern Poverty Law Center: Social conservative organizations are hate groups

Have they also deemed islam with that designation yet? I mean, we all know how they feel about Jews and Christians. /crickets

24 posted on 12/06/2010 11:54:09 AM PST by theymakemesick ( islam - inspired by Satan www.prophetofdoom.net)
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To: ConjunctionJunction; All

Sounds like it is time to lobby the new congress to defund these bozos along with NPR.


25 posted on 12/06/2010 7:32:12 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Little Ray
It has enough credibility to get our tax dollars

So does every madrassa in the US. And the country is crawling with them.

26 posted on 12/07/2010 3:26:17 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Sola Veritas
Sounds like it is time to lobby the new congress to defund these bozos along with NPR.

Exactly...we need the Tea party caucus to draft bills defunding these leftists/communist organizations...there is NO reason conservative Americans should have to continue to fund this crap...we may get get the votes to do it, but then we will know where each member of Congress stands going into 2012. I'd like to see which members support scum like the SPLC...

27 posted on 12/07/2010 3:33:08 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sola Veritas
Sounds like it is time to lobby the new congress to defund these bozos along with NPR.

Sounds like we need a to make a 'defunding' list...let them stand on their own...if they can.

28 posted on 12/07/2010 3:50:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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