For John, BLUF: The SPLC, and CAIR, have been spewing hate for some time. In the case of the SPLC, it seems to have evolved to its current position. Which is sad. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From PJ Media, by Reporter Tyler o'Neil, 11 March 2020.
Here is the lede plus two:
Liberal activist groups are pressuring donor-advised funds (DAFs) to blacklist conservative and Christian organizations in the name of fighting white supremacy and "hate." On Tuesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), themselves far from immune from scandal, released a report urging this philanthropic sector — which held more than $121 billion in donor contributions in 2018 — to join the political warfare effort of isolating conservative voices from polite society. The report favorably cites Fidelity Charitable's and Schwab Charitable's decisions to ban contributions to the NRA, citing San Francisco's resolution condemning the NRA as a "terrorist organization."The Fascist/Communist approach of the SPLC and CAIR to those who deviate from the Party Line is abominable, and very un-American. These are the thought police. If you deviate from their line you are evil. As an American, who believes in the value of free speech, this is embarrassing. Worse, there are those who actually think the SPLC is a criminal enterprise.
"Straddling the intersection of public and private, the philanthropic sector — like tech companies — functions as a powerful platform for hate," the report warns. The SPLC and CAIR pepper their report with mentions of specific white nationalist groups and terrorist attacks inspired by white supremacy, associating these things with SPLC-accused "hate groups."
The SPLC's much-vaunted "hate group" list includes mainstream Christian charities (like the law firm Alliance Defending Freedom and the policy group Family Research Council) and conservative nonprofits like the Center for Security Policy, ACT for America, and the Center for Immigration Studies. Amid a racism and sexism scandal last year, former SPLC employees confessed that the "hate group" list is a fundraising scam. A would-be terrorist even used the SPLC "hate map" to target the Family Research Council for a mass shooting in 2012. The SPLC faces multiple defamation lawsuits regarding the accusations. (I cover all this and more in detail in my book Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center.)
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff