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  • Trump’s Education Legacy: A Rise in School Bullying? New Teacher Survey Shows Election’s Dark Impact

    05/10/2016 8:20:32 AM PDT · by bkopto · 46 replies
    The 74 ^ | Apr 21, 2016 | CAROLYN PHENICIE
    he 2016 presidential campaign has hardly lived up to the ideal of a civil exchange of ideas facilitating a peaceful democracy. But a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center suggests that the acrimony from the campaign trail may be having a broader, negative effect on society — particularly in American schools. An online survey of 2,000 educators – one that the center notes wasn’t scientific – found half saying they witnessed an increase in “uncivil political discourse” during the 2016 campaign. Two-thirds of respondents said their students – particularly Muslims, immigrants and children of immigrants – openly expressed...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center; turning enemies into “Hate Groups”

    12/06/2015 9:30:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), as stated by many of its liberal donors, spends lavishly on its founder Morris Dees, accomplishes little, and pays out far more money on self-promotion than it gives to all of its charity causes put together. A great deal of money comes to the SPLC via the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), a listing of charities that is given annually to federal civil servants and military personnel. The SPLC makes a great deal of money by imposing white guilt on its target donors. Not advertised in the Combined Federal Campaign is the fact that the...
  • The Slander and Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center

    11/08/2015 8:48:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/8/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I have often written about the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as it seems that this corrupt, left-wing organization wants the American people to believe that around every corner there are those who look to spread evil rumors about the groups and agendas that the SPLC holds above reproach. And now this hate-filled organization and its money-grubbing founder, Morris Dees, whose slander against conservatives and Christians was mentioned in a federal terrorism case, have released another “Intelligence Report.” Who are the “conspirators” that the SPLC wants investigated? Anyone to the right of Obama. There are countless individuals and organizations in...
  • FLASHBACK: SPLC Founder Says Confederate Flag Is ‘Part Of My Heritage’

    07/09/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    News footage from 1989 has surfaced which shows Morris Dees, the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups, acknowledging that the Confederate flag was part of his southern heritage.
  • Nancy Pelosi Schedules Democratic Hearing on 'Race and Justice'

    07/25/2013 4:13:47 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/24/2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Democrats will hold a hearing next week to weigh in on the controversy swirling around the recent verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced “A Conversation on Race and Justice” on July 30 on Capitol Hill. According to a Pelosi aide, the hearing will not focus solely on the trial, which acquitted Zimmerman of murder charges in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, but will be a “broader conversation.” Pelosi will preside over the hearing, which will include Democrats from the party’s Steering and Policy Committee. The scheduled panelists are Southern...
  • Emails Expose Collusion at Highest Levels between Department of Justice and Communist SPLC

    02/04/2013 1:06:40 PM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    DoJ email to Morris Dees: July 23, 2012 – “I will pick you [Morris Dees] up at the airport July 30. Would you go out to dinner with my wife and me and our two teenage daughters that first night? The girls need some inspiration from a master of inspiration.” This is a jawdropper. The communists over at the Southern Poverty Law Center are among the gravest threats to freedom in the United States, and are named as such in the AFDI Threats to Freedom Index. The enemedia eagerly laps up and repeats their designation of pro-freedom groups as "hate...
  • Bozell Column: Skipping Over the Shooting at FRC

    08/17/2012 9:17:21 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC’s policy positions, and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against perhaps the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds. Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group’s headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard...
  • ABC looks to Southern Poverty Law Center as expert on anti-government militias

    03/15/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/15/2012 | Doug Book
    Last week, ABC’s Diane Sawyer hosted dire warnings about the rising number of government-hating militias and the danger they presumably pose to the American public. (1) And to whom did Sawyer and ABC correspondent Dan Harris turn for evidence that new, active militia groups are sprouting up all over the nation? Why to the Southern Poverty Law Center, of course. The SPLC was founded in 1971 by far-left, money and notoriety huckster Morris Dees, a man who has spent years collecting vast sums via civil law suits and spending vast sums in donation raising schemes. His antipathy for the right...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Writing About Pickup Artists as Hate Groups

    03/10/2012 9:25:02 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 3-9-2012 | Mike Riggs
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded in 1971 as a civil rights law firm, has released its latest "Intelligence Report" on hate groups in the United States. This year's report contains a new category: the Manosphere. From the SPLC's introduction to the misogyny report: The so-called “manosphere” is peopled with hundreds of websites, blogs and forums dedicated to savaging feminists in particular and women, very typically American women, in general. Although some of the sites make an attempt at civility and try to back their arguments with facts, they are almost all thick with misogynistic attacks that can be astounding...
  • Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center was underground partner of Clinton FBI

    01/10/2012 10:48:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/10/2012 | Doug Book
    In a January 5th 1996 teletype to select FBI field offices, FBI Director Louis Freeh revealed that the Southern Poverty Law Center, the radical left wing group run by civil rights lawyer Morris Dees, had an informant living in Elohim City, a white supremacist compound whose inhabitants have been closely linked to the Oklahoma City bombing. And that informant was dutifully reporting to Bill Clinton’s FBI. (1) It’s thanks to Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue that we have this information, which proves “…the SPLC was engaged in an undercover role where they monitored subjects for the FBI believed to...
  • Truth, media bias, and the collectivist dialectic as practiced by "Media Matters"(Gunwalker)

    09/30/2011 5:29:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 29 September, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "Th newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward". -- Finley Peter Dunne (1867 — 1936), Chicago journalist, writing as "Mr. Martin J. Dooley," Writing in the golden age of "muckraking journalism," Finley Peter Dunne was acutely aware of the power of institutions and their susceptibility to corruption at the expense of justice and truth. The passage above was, and remains, a caution about his own institution -- journalism --...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • ‘The Social Contract’ exposes Southern Poverty Law Center

    11/29/2010 3:57:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Profiteers of Hate,” the cover of the Spring 2010 issue of The Social Contract accuses. “The smear-mongering agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center…” In this special issue The Social Contract presents an unsparing indictment, and a timely debunking, of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Acclaimed expert on America’s political fringes Laird Wilcox skewers the bogus scholarship and smear tactics by which SPLC has successfully sold itself to government and media as an impartial arbiter of “hate,” in an exclusive, keynote interview with Peter Gemma. TSC’s team of accomplished contributors from the left, right, and center exposes SPLC’s unsavory...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • Campaign for Liberty lawyers threaten to sue for exposes against Adam kokesh

    04/19/2010 12:33:44 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 133 replies · 2,385+ views
    self and others | 04/19/2010 | RaceBannon
    Folks, recently some people associated with patriot groups have been involved with exposing the background of a Campaign for Liberty cabndidate, Adam Kokesh, for what we believe are to be serious character issues, specifically, his involvement with Anti-war activities and his participation in protests against America, his attempts to coerce American troops to desert their units in Ansbach, Germany in time of war. Well, the campaign for Liberty is fighting back with threats of a lawsuit against certain individuals

    11/16/2009 8:26:00 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 22 replies · 1,054+ views
    Oregon Firearms Federation ^ | November 13, 2009
    A far-left anti-gun organization is now "training" Oregon police on how to spot "hate." The Southern Poverty Law Center, which considers opposition to draconian gun control laws to be "crackpot," has sent one of their "experts" to Eugene to teach police from multiple agencies about "Hate in America Today- a National Overview of Far Right Domestic Terrorism." You will recall that in the brave new world of Obama, "right wing terrorists" include gun owners, Constitutionalists, military veterans and supporters of limited government. The SPLC is a multi-million dollar fundraising machine run by Morris Dees, also known as the King of...
  • Sheriff Mack hits back at “right-wing extremism” & militia report

    08/15/2009 10:19:56 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 33 replies · 2,420+ views
    Big 3 News ^ | 8/14/09 | Rusty Ray
    The 24-page report released this month by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) entitled, “The Second Wave: Return of the Militia” is sweeping in its indictment. In it, police officers, soldiers, veterans, tax defiers, Patriots, tea party members, right-wing militias, “birthers” and sovereign citizen proponents are all said to exhibit elements of a resurging anti-government movement that reached it’s zenith in the mid-1990’s and spiraled out of control with violence and domestic terrorism. A number of national and local citizens groups are called out in the report — the National Rifle Association, Minutemen, Oath Keepers — as well as mainstream...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Tries to Cash in on DHS Report

    04/16/2009 5:25:16 PM PDT · by vadum · 45 replies · 1,081+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 16, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    The serial exaggerators at the radical left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center are trying to capitalize on the Department of Homeland Security report that smears Americans on the political right. That odious report quotes from the SPLC, which I've argued is ideologically motivated and unreliable. Here is the fundraising email the SPLC sent out today: April 16, 2009Dear Friend,As you may recall, we've recently documented 926 hate groups operating in the U.S. These organizations are being fueled by immigration fears, the faltering economy and the racist backlash to the election of President Obama.Now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just...
  • Do You Fit the Terrorist Profile?

    03/28/2009 5:35:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 4,489+ views
    The New American ^ | 27 March 2009 | William F. Jasper
    Are you on some government list as a possible "domestic terrorist" suspect because you have exercised your First Amendment right to express opposition to a government program or a proposed piece of legislation? Have you, like millions of your fellow Americans, expressed outrage over the trillions of dollars being poured into the unending series of government bailouts?Are you concerned about the escalating violence in Mexico and upset over the refusal of our government to secure our border and stop the continuing deluge of illegal aliens entering our country?Do you support the Second Amendment and oppose the prohibition, restriction, and confiscation...
  • Election spurs 'hundreds' of race threats, crimes

    11/15/2008 6:43:49 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 63 replies · 1,617+ views
    AP via Google ^ | 15 Nov 2008 | Jesse Washington
    Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America. From California to Maine, police have documented a range of alleged crimes, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack. Insults and taunts have been delivered by adults, college students and second-graders. There have been "hundreds" of incidents since the election, many more than usual, said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence...
  • Morris Dees to Speak at Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting October 18

    10/16/2007 4:25:41 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 11 replies · 306+ views
    Nebraska State Bar Association ^ | 9-7-2007 | Nebraska State Bar Association
    2007 ANNUAL MEETING October 17-19, 2007 The Cornhusker Marriott Lincoln, Nebraska The General Session will be held on Thursday, October 18th in Ballroom DEF1 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. MORRIS DEES is this year's featured speaker. In 1967, lawyer Morris Dees had achieved extraordinary business and financial success with his book publishing company. The son of an Alabama farmer, he witnessed firsthand the painful consequences of prejudice and racial injustice. He sympathized with the Civil Rights Movement but had not become actively involved. A night of soul searching at a snowed-in Cincinnati airport changed his life, inspiring Dees to leave...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Moonbats List David Horowitz as "Hatemonger."

    01/30/2007 5:55:01 PM PST · by Rodney Kings Brain · 25 replies · 771+ views
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | 2003 | Chip Berlet
    Into the Mainstream An array of right-wing foundations and think tanks support efforts to make bigoted and discredited ideas respectable By Chip Berlet Around the country, ideas that originated on the hard right or in the fevered imaginations of conspiracy theorists are finding their way into the mainstream. In a number of cases, these ideas have become commonplace in American minds. Are black people inherently less intelligent and more prone to criminality than whites? Are Catholics incapable of self-government? Did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 strip Americans of their freedoms? Does a tiny cabal of Jewish families control international...
  • Anti-Immigration Movement Newspapers Inflated Minuteman Numbers, Report Finds

    08/24/2006 2:01:33 PM PDT · by PDR · 74 replies · 1,034+ views
    SPLC ^ | Summer 2006
    Anti-Immigration Movement Newspapers Inflated Minuteman Numbers, Report Finds Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox made big promises but didn't deliver much. A new study of media coverage shows that a large number of daily newspapers wildly exaggerated the number of volunteers who actually took part in the Minuteman Project, a vigilante "citizens border patrol" operation that took place in southeastern Arizona over the month of April 2005. The report, "Creating the Minutemen," is based on an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) analysis of 581 articles and editorials printed in major U.S. newspapers between January 2005 and February 2006. The ACLU has been...
  • Neo-Nazis infiltrating the US military: civil rights group

    07/07/2006 1:53:51 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 69 replies · 1,675+ views
    BRIETBART.COM ^ | 7-7-2006 | NA
    Neo-Nazi and white supremacist hate groups are taking advantage of relaxed recruiting standards to infiltrate the US military to get combat training, a civil rights group reported. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks domestic extremists groups, called on US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward white supremacist groups in the military. "Neo-Nazi groups and other extremists are joining the military in large numbers so they can get the best training in the world on weapons, combat tactics and explosives," said Mark Potok, director of the center's Intelligence Project. ... The report quoted a Defense Department...
  • Hate Groups Are Infiltrating the Military, Group Asserts(Barf Alert)

    07/07/2006 7:43:47 AM PDT · by radar101 · 29 replies · 837+ views
    N Y TIMES ^ | 7 JULY 2006 | JOHN KIFNER
    A decade after the Pentagon declared a zero-tolerance policy for racist hate groups, recruiting shortfalls caused by the war in Iraq have allowed "large numbers of neo-Nazis and skinhead extremists" to infiltrate the military, according to a watchdog organization. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist and right-wing militia groups, estimated that the numbers could run into the thousands, citing interviews with Defense Department investigators and reports and postings on racist Web sites and magazines. "We've got Aryan Nations graffiti in Baghdad," the group quoted a Defense Department investigator as saying in a report to be posted today on...
  • SCHLUSSEL: Gaza in Arizona: "Civil Rights" Lawyer Morris Dees Seizes Americans' Land for Illegals

    08/26/2005 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 19 replies · 1,174+ views ^ | August 26, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    You've read about him. You've seen him on TV. A sappy network TV movie about him, starring Corbin Bernsen, is now doing re-run hell on the Lifetime Channel. To believe the conventional wisdom, Morris Dees, Jr. is a brave man who protects Blacks and Jews against White Supremacist Klansmen. That's the PR, anyway. The truth is otherwise. The real Morris Dees, chief of the misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is using our courts to take American land from Americans and give it to illegal aliens. If this is the new civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. must be turning...
  • Congressman to FBI: Turn over documents

    08/24/2005 3:54:04 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 41 replies · 1,608+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | August 24, 2005 | J.D. Cash
    OKC BOMBING FALLOUT Congressman to FBI: Turn over documents Rohrabacher hopes feds won't attempt to delay investigation into attack Posted: August 24, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By J.D. Cash © 2005 McCurtain Daily Gazette Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. The McCurtain Daily Gazette has obtained a copy of U.S. Rep. Dan Rohrabacher's tersely worded letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller, asking him to comply with a federal judge's order directing the Oklahoma City FBI office to provide records regarding their investigation at Elohim City and the Mid-west bank robbery gang. Rohrabacher, R-Calif., recently interviewed convicted killer Terry Nichols and others with information concerning...
  • 2 Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court

    08/24/2005 1:15:13 AM PDT · by jdoug6 · 27 replies · 1,258+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/19/2005 | Andrew Pollack
    Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court By ANDREW POLLACK DOUGLAS, Ariz., Aug. 18 - Spent shells litter the ground at what is left of the firing range, and camouflage outfits still hang in a storeroom. Just a few months ago, this ranch was known as Camp Thunderbird, the headquarters of a paramilitary group that promised to use force to keep illegal immigrants from sneaking across the border with Mexico. Now, in a turnabout, the 70-acre property about two miles from the border is being given to two immigrants whom the group caught trying to enter the United States illegally....
  • Two Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court Fight

    08/19/2005 12:09:29 AM PDT · by Southack · 170 replies · 5,838+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/19/2005 | ANDREW POLLACK
    Two Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court Fight ANDREW POLLACK Published: August 19, 2005 DOUGLAS, Ariz., Aug. 18 - Spent shells litter the ground at what is left of the firing range, and camouflage outfits still hang in a storeroom. Just a few months ago, this ranch was known as Camp Thunderbird, the headquarters of a paramilitary group that promised to use force to keep illegal immigrants from sneaking across the border with Mexico. David Bowser for The New York Times The New York Times Now, in a turnabout, the 70-acre property about two miles from the border is...

    08/06/2004 7:30:39 AM PDT · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 64 replies · 2,634+ views
    Alabama Policy Institute ^ | July 29, 2004 | Gary Palmer
    America is Indeed Becoming Two Nations Over the last few weeks I have come to realize that Democratic Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards is at least partially correct when he says there are two Americas. Unfortunately, his portrayal of the two Americas is nothing more than a recycling of the liberal political tactic of promoting class distinction and envy attempting to pit us against each other. But a more serious analysis of the social, cultural and political forces presently vying for their place in our nation would show that there are, indeed, two Americas. One America is still trying to...
  • Morris Dees had informant at Elohim City before OKC Bombing

    12/31/2003 1:33:26 PM PST · by GlockGrrl · 47 replies · 3,345+ views
    McCurtain Daily Gazette ^ | 12/14/03 | J.D. Cash and Lt. Col. Roger Charles
    The McCurtain Daily Gazette has obtained an unclassified copy of a memorandum marked From the Director of the FBI containing several new facts that could impact the upcoming state murder trial of Terry Nichols, scheduled to begin March 1 in McAlester. The electronic message was sent to the OKBOMB investigation task force and a select group of FBI offices around the nation some eight months after the 1995 federal building bombing in Oklahoma City left 168 dead. The potentially explosive contents of the teletype, among other things, exposes an informant operation being conducted by nationally known civil rights lawyer Morris...
  • Chip Berlet: Leftist Lie Factory

    10/16/2003 11:51:17 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 269+ views
    FrontPage ^ | October 16, 2003 | Chris Arabia
    Chip Berlet is hailed by left-wingers as their preeminent hunter of fascists, extremists and hatemongers; however, this leftist muckraker hides a history of political extremism and yellow journalism. For example, Berlet has recently turned his poison pen on such dubious "anti-Semites" as David Horowitz. That's because Chip Berlet practices a strain of the leftist faith so vile that even some of his fellow ideologues have disavowed him. Berlet, in turn, has targeted those not sufficiently left-wing for him.
  • Nurturing justice or cashing in? [Morris Dees..the Jim and Tammy Faye of the Civil Rights Movement]

    08/27/2003 4:49:46 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 13 replies · 1,241+ views
    To his admirers, Morris Dees is one of the nation's top civil rights lawyers, a man who put his life on the line for racial justice by facing down Klansmen and neo-Nazis in court. NBC broadcast a made-for-TV movie about him. Life Magazine named him a hero of the year for 1998. U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, one of the heroes of the 1960s' civil rights confrontations, has called Dees "one of the most persistent seekers of truth and justice in the South." All this positive attention helps put the chief trial counsel for the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law...
  • Caption This Ten Commandments Photo

    11/18/2002 6:33:45 PM PST · by corsair · 32 replies · 502+ views
    AP ^ | November 18, 2002
    That should pis off those rednecks! They can't stop me now! LEFT Mon Nov 18, 2:17 PM ET. Southern Poverty Law Center Director Morris Dees, left, discusses a ruling by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson concerning the Ten Commandments monument on display at the State Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala. At Dees' right is SPLC attorney Richard Cohen. (AP Photo/Dave Martin). RIGHT The Ten Commandments monument designed by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is pictured at the State Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., in this Aug 7, 2001, file photo. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Monday,...
  • Ala. Judge Loses 10 Commandments Case

    11/18/2002 7:54:46 AM PST · by Jael · 191 replies · 375+ views
    MONTGOMERY, Ala.- A Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of Alabama's judicial building violates the constitution's ban on government promotion of religion, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson gave Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who had had the 5,300-pound granite monument installed in the state building, 30 days to remove it. Moore testified during the trial that the commandments are the moral foundation of American law. He said the monument acknowledges God, but does not force anyone to follow his conservative Christian religious beliefs. A lawsuit seeking removal of the monument argued that it promoted the...
  • Letter Exposes Strategy Against Ten Commandments Judge

    10/06/2002 5:16:17 AM PDT · by nicmarlo · 18 replies · 259+ views
    Focus on the Family - e-mail, Citizen Link ^ | October 4, 2002 | Stuart Shepard, correspondent
    Opponents of Alabama's top judge have revealed — unintentionally — their true feelings about the man determined to honor the Ten Commandments in a government building. A lawyer's letter sent to the wrong person reveals bitter religious intolerance by those opposing Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore. The chief justice of the state's highest court is being sued for placing a Ten Commandments monument in the Supreme Court building. The letter was written by Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which opposes the Ten Commandments display. But a copy was mailed to Judge Roy Moore's attorney — apparently...
  • Heritage Outrage! North Carolina Action Alert!

    05/24/2002 6:46:47 AM PDT · by shuckmaster · 40 replies · 434+ views
    Aw, Shucks! ^ | 5/24/02
    The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting that the North Carolina Museum of History, in cooperation with the Southern Poverty Law Center, is planning to replace its exhibit entitled "North Carolina and the Civil War" with a new exhibit focusing on "civil rights." From the article: "A vision began to emerge of multimedia displays large enough to fill the 3,600 square feet of space now devoted to a Civil War exhibit. Organizers now plan to sponsor a teachers' institute on civil rights this summer and another daylong event Oct. 12 featuring a speaker from the Southern Poverty Law Center...