Wednesday, December 15, 2010

23 Members Of Congress Join Family Research Council's Counterattack Against Southern Poverty Law Center Anti-Hate Racketeers

For many years, the Southern Poverty Law Center got away with its anti-hate racketeering because its primary targets were limited to boneheads who committed crimes under the protective color of "white nationalism", as well as legitimate white racial activists such as Dr. David Duke. One reason the SPLC got away with it was because the American population had become conditioned to accept an Orwellian disparate impact -- that while racism on behalf of non-Whites was acceptable, racism on behalf of Whites was anathema. The average jabroni on the streets shuddered at the thought of being associated with Dr. Duke. The no-bid contracts awarded to Alaska Native corporations is just one example of racism on behalf of non-Whites, even though the corporations employ people of all races.

But during the past two years, the SPLC made a critical course change. In the quest for continued self-perpetuation, and to keep the donation spigot cranked wide open, the SPLC began to cast their net much wider. They began targeting right-wing "extremists" in general. First, they went after immigration-control advocates like ALIPAC and FAIR. Then they went after patriots such as Chuck Baldwin. But more recently, they've launched an all-out assault upon the pro-family lobby. In their Winter 2010 Intelligence Report, the SPLC targeted 18 different pro-family groups, and designated 13 of them to be official "hate" groups.

Including the Family Research Council.

But when the SPLC targeted the Family Research Council (FRC), they grabbed a tiger by the tail. And that tiger has turned its head and snapped back at the SPLC -- with the help of some Congressional allies. On December 15th, 2010, the Family Research Council (FRC) announced the placement of a full-page open letter  in today's print editions of Politico and the Washington Examiner responding to the SPLC's recent attacks on FRC and other pro-family groups (a copy of the letter is also posted HERE). Among the signatories are 23 members of Congress and three governors:

-- House Speaker-designate John Boehner
-- Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor
-- Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)
-- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
-- Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
-- Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)
-- Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
-- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
-- Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS)
-- Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
-- Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
-- Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
-- Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL)
-- Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
-- Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA)
-- Rep. Peter Roskam (R-LA)
-- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
-- Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
-- Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
-- Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)
-- Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
-- Senator David Vitter (R-LA)
-- Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Also co-signing the letter was Kansas Republican Governor-elect Sam Brownback, Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, and Minnesota Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty. Unfortunately, no Alaska elected officials signed the list. One would not expect either Senators Mark Begich or Lisa Murkowski to sign the list, but there's no reason why Congressman Don Young or Governor Sean Parnell could not have added their names. I'm also disappointed that Sarah Palin has not signed this letter. However, Jim Minnery of the Alaska Family Council has signed the letter.

Here's the text of the open letter (after the jump):

"The surest sign one is losing a debate is to resort to character assassination. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal fundraising machine whose tactics have been condemned by observers across the political spectrum, is doing just that. The group, which was once known for combating racial bigotry, is now attacking several groups that uphold Judeo-Christian moral views, including marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

"How does the SPLC attack? By labeling its opponents 'hate groups.' No discussion. No consideration of the issues. No engagement. No debate! These types of slanderous tactics have been used against voters who signed petitions and voted for marriage amendments in all thirty states that have considered them, as well as against the millions of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement. Some on the Left have even impugned the Manhattan Declaration – which upholds the sanctity of life, the value of traditional marriage and the fundamental right of religious freedom – as an anti-gay document and have forced its removal from general communications networks.

"This is intolerance pure and simple. Elements of the radical Left are trying to shut down informed discussion of policy issues that are being considered by Congress, legislatures, and the courts. Tell the radical Left it is time to stop spreading hateful rhetoric attacking individuals and organizations merely for expressing ideas with which they disagree. Our debates can and must remain civil – but they must never be suppressed through personal assaults that aim only to malign an opponent's character.

"We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Family Research Council, American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, National Organization for Marriage, Liberty Counsel and other pro-family organizations that are working to protect and promote natural marriage and family. We support the vigorous but responsible exercise of the First Amendment rights of free speech and religious liberty that are the birthright of all Americans."

A grand total of 150 prominent people have signed this letter so far.

The SPLC has published a response to this development on their Hatewatch blog. Mark Potok, who is the "Joseph Goebbels" of the SPLC, defends their designation of these pro-family groups as "hate groups" by claiming that the groups malign homosexuals as a group. This, of course, is a lie; the pro-family groups merely condemn pro-gay activism and the elevation of homosexuals into a "protected class" simply because of their sexual orientation.

Townhall points out that the SPLC has little to do with assisting poor people and much to do with enriching its already well-heeled directors. The SPLC has been rated ‘poor’ by Charity Navigator, stating that their net assets were $152 million. Townhall also claims the SPLC deliberately pads its list with mainstream conservative groups like the FRC so they can claim in fundraising letters that there’s been a 54 percent increase in the number of hate groups since 2000. In the final analysis, Townhall characterizes the SPLC as "a band of sleazy, greedy lawyers who have gotten rich by declaring organizations hate groups and suing them".


  1. The Boy Scouts of America have been publicly stating for decades that gay men “aren’t moral enough” to be Scout leaders and refuse to hire openly gay men as such.

    Oddly, you won’t find a single word about the BSA’s blatant discrimination on the SPLC’s website, despite the facts that the BSA accepts public funding AND that its core mission is to shape the minds and morals of millions of American boys. Why not?

    Because many of the SPLC’s mostly elderly donors were Scouts, or the parents/grandparents of Scouts, and linking the almighty donors with a “hate group” is bad for business.

    It seems that this “nonprofit civil rights organization” is entirely “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry” until it cuts into the the profits.

    The most ironic (read: "hypocritical") thing about the Southern Poverty Law Center is that NOT ONE of its top ten, highest paid executives is a minority.

    In fact, according to the SPLC's hometown newspaper, the Montgomery Advertiser, despite being located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. Martin Luther King's home church, the SPLC has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of power.

    Some "experts"

  2. ALL jew shiteaters.