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Milbank: SPLC, HRC ‘hate group” designation is absurd

Written By: Bob - Aug• 17•12

The Southern Poverty Law Center and Human Rights Campaign, a pro-gay marriage organization, have gone over the top in labeling the Family Research Council a “hate group,” according to Washington Post editorial writer Dana Milbank, who stands up for the conservative Christian lobbying organization even as he disagrees with their views.

Human Rights Campaign isn’t responsible for the shooting. Neither should the organization that deemed the FRC a “hate group,” theSouthern Poverty Law Center, be blamed for a madman’s act. But both are reckless in labeling as a “hate group” a policy shop that advocates for a full range of conservative Christian positions, on issues from stem cells to euthanasia.

I disagree with the Family Research Council’s views on gays and lesbians. But it’s absurd to put the group, as the law center does, in the same category as Aryan Nations, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Stormfront and the Westboro Baptist Church. The center says the FRC “often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science”” Exhibit A in its dossier is a quote by an FRC official from 1999 (!) saying that “gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement.”

Offensive, certainly. But in the same category as the KKK?

I share Milbank’s view of the FRC, in that I find it appalling for the organization equate pedophilia with homosexuality. That allowed, this is just one complaint (one more thank a decade old) being used to demonize an organization that lobbies for a wide range of issues, the vast majority of which are decidedly mainstream.

Labeling the FRC a “hate group” was politically motivated by the SPLC and HRC, two left-wing organizations that are equally, and arguably even more controversial in their positions than the organization they attacked.

I do, however, disagree with Milbank in that he seems to have absolved the SPLC and HRC of more of the blame that they deserve.

While these two groups are not entirely responsible, they did bestow the “hate group” label knowing how it would be used to escalate rhetoric against the Family Research Council. Further, both organizations well know how much that rhetoric had elevated, to the point some less well-adjusted gay rights activists might act on the ginned-up hatred.

I’d be far more impressed with both the SPLC and HRC if they targeted fundamentalist Islam—which advocates the execution of gays as a matter of faith—than gutlessly painting a target on the backs of nonviolent Christians for their conservative values and generally Republican political views.

The SPLC is about to feel repercussions from another Christian group, an internet site LivePrayer.com, which is threatening the SPLC with a $100 million defamation suit for labeling them a hate group.

Let the games begin.

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3 Comments

  1. Steven says:

    All of the recent shootigns are a tragedy. That’s my upfront statement and without caveats nor qualifiers. I don’t care if the recent maniac went to the FRC to kill people or if he went to the SPLC or HRC. None of those folks deserve to DIE because they support a particular political point of view.

    That said – the left has been ratcheting up the anger, feelings of outrage, and are entirely selective in their “outrage” and call to arms when tragedies happen.

    I mean, for f*cks sake – a lunatic went into an advocacy group’s HQ intent on MURDERING people for espousing a political point of view.

    And, to be very very clear here, even if it was the KKK or NBPP HQ, I’d still have sympathy for the victims, and disgust at the actions of the shooter. Simply murdering those with different points of view is barbaric.

    All of that said – leftist groups have been churning up the “outrage” and hatred, and encouraging mob violence against any and all that disagree with them. The left speaks out, hold rallies, goes in national TV, and proposes legislation when people are shot or hurt – EXCEPT if it’s conservatives who get harmed.

    So, instead of pussy-footing around it I’ll say it: they have intentionally raised (through our schools esp) an entire generation to view PEOPLE who have opposing views to them as less than human, and have incited and justified mob and sigular person violence when it suits their needs.

    Now some conservative Christians get attacked, in what was clearly an attempt at MASS MURDER (sorry for all caps, don’t know how to bold stuff, lol), and instead of at least pro-forma expressions of condolence, they black-out the story as a non-story and move on.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

    If some Christian fundamentalist had gone into a Planned Parenthood abortion shop and tried this, we all KNOW there would be a frenzy from the left (and rightfully so).

    But, sincerely and in all seriousness, many on the left have now become so infected with the ideology of Political Correctness that they have dehumanized and assigned precisely zero value to human beings who disagree with them.

    I guess it bothers me, and the more I ponder it, it bothers me a great deal, how deeply these “good hearted empathetic heroes of the little guy” hypocritical liars have so poisoned their own souls, and the hearts of others.

    A potential mass murder, and they silence even the news of it. And, it’s not hard to imagine, considering their track record, had this been a muslim extremist who had gone into an SPLC or HRC HQ and tried this that EVEN THEN they’d minimize it, or try to omit facts (I call that lying, btw) to work it for their own political gain.

    Just freaking breath taking.

    – Steven

  2. Sean says:

    *snort* Bob the SLPC itself is nothing more than a propaganda mouthpiece for the far left agenda. Plus their lawyers.

  3. Stanley says:

    (Thanks, Bob. Here’s a web bit I saw. Enjoy its take.)

    SPLC Pervs & FRC Shooting

    If something is unnatural or anti-American or anti-Christian, the Southern Poverty Law Center is drawn to it like flies to something smelly. Which is why the SPLC hates the Family Research Council which is pro-traditional family, pro-America, and pro-Christ.
    After the shooting at FRC headquarters, which could have been a massacre, FRC president Tony Perkins stated that the SPLC has “been reckless in labeling organizations hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy.”
    The SPLC calls the FRC a “hate” group because it follows Christ who said to His followers “Love your enemies” (Matt. 5:44).
    By way of contrast, heavily Jewish SPLC follows the ages-old Talmud which HATES science, females, children (homosexual sex with children is okay!), all Gentiles, Jesus (who was born a “bastard” – Jewish Encyclopedia), and all Christians! For sources Google or Yahoo “The Earliest Hate Criminals,” “The Talmud and double standards” (July 3, 2012), and “Talmud” (Wikipedia).
    Be sure to Google “Zionist Watch” (5/26/2007) which called SPLC founder Morris Dees “a Jewish radical leftist pervert…sexual deviant…flagrant adulterer…[and] alleged child molester,” also Google “The Anti-Chick-fil-A Jihad” and “Mikey Weinstein, Jesus-Basher.”
    As you can tell, the SPLC (which is chummy with fellow schmucks including the ADL and ACLU) is a “love” group!
    BTW, the one five-letter name starting with “J” that SPLC etc. hate (no, not James or Julia) warned in Matt. 24:9 that in the end times “ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” (I wonder how soon the SPLC will work for the banning of the Bible, the one book that America’s greatest leaders highly exalted – Google “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right.”)
    While the SPLC and think-alikes are busy back-stabbing evangelicals (viewed as Israel’s best friends), the same schmucks are creating a huge backlash that will bring about the predicted end-time slaughter of two-thirds of Jewry and Jerusalem’s devastation (Zech. 13 & 14). By doing all it can to help fulfill the Bible’s predictions, the pervs at the you-know-what are actually making the Bible even more believable!