There may have been some optimistic naïfs somewhere in America hoping that the bipartisan condemnation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for a host of ethical ills followed by the “resignations” of Morris Dees, Mark Potok, and Heidi Beirich signaled the start of some major housecleaning—housecleaning that might have turned up some morals that had long been tucked away in its Alabama attic. No such luck.
First, some recent history:
IFI hosted our annual fall banquet on Friday, November 1. This year’s banquet speaker was Franklin Graham. Shortly thereafter, one of the SPLC’s Grand Inquisitors, Brett …
On Friday Oct. 8, IFI received this strangely kind email from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) “investigative reporter” Brett Barrouquere (an email similar, I learned, to one sent to Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, but more on that later):
I’m a reporter with The Intelligence Project in Montgomery, Alabama. I hope this finds you well.
Currently, I’m assisting a colleague with a story about Franklin Graham speaking to IFI. Why did IFI choose him as a speaker? What did he tell the group? How was he received during his talk?
Posted in Sexuality
Tagged Brett Barrouquere, Center for Immigration Studies, Franklin Graham, Hate watch, Heidi Beirich, Mark Krikorian, Mark Potok, Michael Edison Hayden, Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Stephen Miller
Cambridge Professor C.F.D. Moule once said, “The gospel is more than a declaration … It is something which we do not merely know but experience.” He continued, “The action of Christ in our world is not a dead and static thing,” but on the contrary, “a great flowing stream, not a separate draught of water; the apex of a pyramid, not an unattached point in mid-air.”
Posted in Faith
Tagged Alain de Botton, Arthur W. Pink, C.F.D. Moule, Greg Gutfeld, London Times, Matthew Parris, NAMBLA, Nicene Creed, Planned Parenthood, Religion for Atheists, SPLC, St. Athanasius
Last month, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee made it clear that it is specifically coming after your Illinois Family Institute. Led by some of the country's most liberal and political activists, members of the Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on "How the Tax Code Subsidizes Hate" for the purpose of stripping certain Christian groups of its tax-exempt status.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged American Family Association, Brandon Wolf, Darin LaHood, Equality Florida, Eugene Volokh, First Amendment, Glenn Greenwald, HOW THE TAX CODE SUBSIDIZES HATE, Murtaza Hussain, Obergefelle, SCOTUS, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee
It appears that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is having a long overdue comeuppance.Seven years ago, inspired by SPLC’s “hate map,” a gunman walked into the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, intending to massacre the staff and then stuff Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces.FRC is among many Christian organizations targeted by the SPLC for pro-family stances. During the 1990s, FRC helped draft the Defense of Marriage Act and defended the right of the military and the Boy Scouts to adhere to traditional morality. Over the years, FRC has produced a mountain of meta-research papers that debunk the many…
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Religious Liberty
Tagged 'Hate' Map, Alliance Defending Freedom, AmazonSmile, Boy Scouts, Chick-fil-A, D. James Kennedy Ministries, Family Research Council, Floyd Lee Corkins II, GuideStar USA, Internal Revenue Service, Kristen Waggoner, Ku Klux Klan, Leo Johnson, Liberty Counsel, Morris Dees, Richard Cohen, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Tom Cotton
There was a time when the “Southern Poverty Law Center” (SPLC) was widely respected for its courageous work. Oppressive hate groups like the KKK had no greater enemy than the SPLC. The SPLC stood for justice, for righteousness, for the rights of the poor and the downtrodden.As expressed
on the SPLC website, “Alabama lawyer and businessman Morris Dees
sympathized with the plight of the poor and the powerless. The son of an Alabama farmer, he had witnessed firsthand the devastating consequences of bigotry and racial injustice. Dees decided to sell his successful book publishing business to start a civil rights…
The hate business may not be what it used to be – at least on the government level.
The Defense Department has become the latest federal agency to sever ties with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an Alabama-based, hard-left group whose “hate map” is being used against Christian groups.
Well, bully for the Pentagon for showing that bully to the door.
The DOD’s pullback from the SPLC was reported by the Daily Caller, which said that a Justice Department attorney stated in an email that the DOD “removed any and all references to the SPLC in training materials used …
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, Amazon Smile, American College of Pediatricians, American Family Association, Ben Carson, D. James Kennedy Ministries, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Discover/Diners Club, Facebook, Family Research Council, Floyd Lee Corkins II, Google, GuideStar, Jeff Bezos, Liberty Counsel, Mat Staver, Raymond Jackson, Silicon Valley, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, the Ruth Institute, Tim Cook, Twitter
Why is it that organizations like the SPLC can designate conservative Christians as hate groups while ignoring radical leftists like Antifa? Why is it that Facebook and Google and YouTube and Twitter appear to punish conservatives disproportionately for alleged violations of community guidelines? The answer is as disturbing as it is simple. The left believes it is so morally and intellectually superior to the right that it can see nothing wrong with its extreme positions and hostile words. Is it wrong to be intolerant of bigots? Is it wrong to hate (or even punch) a Nazi?
Posted in Faith, Marriage/Family/Culture, Media Watch, Religious Liberty
Tagged Antifa, Faceboook, Gavin Newsom, Google, Jeff Sessions, Kim Davis, Mark Zuckerberg, SPLC, Twitter, YouTube
It’s often difficult to distinguish truth from satire on websites like The Onion and the Babylon Bee, and a few days ago many woke up to this headline:
Southern Poverty Law Center Apologizes for Mislabeling Group as Anti-Muslim Extremists, Agrees to $3.3M Settlement
But it’s a real news story, not a joke. It’s from Accuracy in Media, and here is a short excerpt from its report:
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has a history of flagging its political opponents as “extremists,” apologized to Muslim anti-terrorism group Quilliam and its founder Maajid Nawaz for wrongly naming them in their Field
Posted in Federal, Religious Liberty
Tagged Amazon, Apple, Google, JP Morgan Chase, Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Twitter, YouTube
Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon reportedly all have working partnerships with the far-left group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which is notorious for giving conservative organizations unwarranted “hate group” labels.
Posted in Islam & Sharia, Media Watch
Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, Allum Bokhari, Amazon, Amazon Smile, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Barack Obama, Daily Caller News Foundation, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Facebook, Family Research Council, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Floyd Lee Corkins, Google, Maajid Nawaz, Newsbusters, Peter Hasson, Ruchika Budhraja, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Tim Cook, Twitter, YouTube
There’s a troubling piece titled “Time for a Compromise on Transgenderism” posted on National Review online and written by purportedly conservative, “gay vegetarian” J. J. McCullough. In condescending language, McCullough argues that it’s time for Americans to hop on the fast train to the Shangri-La of polymorphous perversity. In McCullough’s view, now that Americans have ceased “judging” homosexuality, they should cease “judging” the science-denying “trans” ideology.
He engages in the worst kind of demagoguery in his unholy effort to normalize the “trans” ideology by insulting those who find the ideology destructive and the demands of …
The evidence against the far Left-wing agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is overwhelmingly plain. Yet, this sinister agenda is ignored by many corporations, politicians, academics and the so-called "news" media. With their assistance, the SPLC regularly maligns conservative voices, especially Christian organizations that promote traditional sexual morality. Illinois Family Institute has been targeted by the SPLC since 2008.
As a Wikipedia editor, I’ve made many edits and updates over the years to the American Civil Rights Union’s Wikipedia page without interference. So, imagine my shock...
Look no further than Illinois State University (ISU) for evidence of the degradation of public education. In addition to hosting an annual drag queen fundraiser in the Bone Student Center, Illinois State University owns a fake news organization: WGLT. The call letters come from the school’s increasingly ill-fitting motto: “Gladly we learn and teach.”
WGLT, a public radio station and, therefore, an affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR), came to Illinois Family Institute’s (IFI) attention when a short article about IFI’s robo-calls warning Illinoisans about the campaign to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) decades after its expiration date …
“If you believe in traditional marriage and historic Christianity — watch out — there is a powerful organization that is trying to marginalize you by designating you as a hater — and they could even put your life in danger.”
With those words, Frank Wright, President and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries begins the 30-minute video “Profits of Hate: The Southern Poverty Law Center Special.”
The SPLC is redefining the word hate so it applies to anyone who disagrees with the radical left-wing agenda of the SPLC.
In this informative presentation, leaders of Christian organizations are …