Christian, Conservative Groups Taking on SPLC

Christian, Conservative Groups Taking on SPLC
A group of conservative and Christian groups is going on the offensive against the Southern Poverty Law Center, led by Richard Cohen, and its "Hate Map."

A group of conservative and Christian organizations has launched a campaign to expose the hatred of the Southern Poverty Law Center and its ‘Hate Map’ that equates Bible believing organizations with the likes of neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.

They have launched the website and the #exposesplc hashtag to increase awareness for their program. The website includes a message that describes their mission:

The SPLC has devolved from an organization that once fought against real hate groups, such as the KKK, and has become a hate group itself. 

It holds a powerful, national position as judge, jury, and executioner, labeling any group that opposes its extreme progressive ideology as a “hate group.”  The SPLC’s goal: To silence anyone it disagrees with and to drive traditional conservatives and Christians from the public square.

Under a false veneer of objectivity, the SPLC serves as the media’s expert witness for evaluating “extremism” and “hate.”  When the SPLC adds another name to its “Hate Group List,” the media comes running for another salacious story. 

Again, and again, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC and other members of the mainstream media unethically tell viewers that reputable groups such as the Pacific Justice Institute and the Family Research Council, and conservatives such as Senator Rand Paul, Reverand Franklin Graham, and David Horowitz are “haters,” based solely on the SPLC’s claims. 

And these false labels do more than just damage reputations. They can also spark erratic violence. For example, in 2012, a liberal activist named Floyd Corkins shot up the Family Research Council offices in Washington, D.C. Corkins told the FBI he picked his target from the SPLC’s “hate group” website. 

It also appears that James Hodgkinson, the man who shot Congressman Steve Scalise during Republican baseball practice in June, was inspired by the SPLC.

The website also has a petition, which will be sent to the media, their advertisers, and to corporate sponsors of the SPLC. Among the groups that have joined in the effort are American Family Association, Coalition of African-American Pastors, The Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, Liberty Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom, Pacific Justice Institute, and the National Religious Broadcasters.

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