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The Southern Poverty Law Center just released a report claiming there are 1,225 hate and anti-government groups in America. These groups cause “fear and pain (in) Black, brown, and LGBTQ communities.”

The SPLC lists such groups on its “hate map.”

I once believed the center. Well-meaning people still do. Apple once gave them $1 million.

But what donors don’t know is that today, the SPLC smears good people, not just “haters.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up Muslim in Somalia, but now she criticizes radical Islam and sometimes (maybe this is what really bothers the SPLC) fraternizes with American conservatives. The center put Hirsi Ali on its list.

The center also smears the Family Research Council. I sometimes disagree with the council. But they don’t belong on a “hate map.”

“When they don’t agree with you politically, they’re going to list you as a ‘hater,'” says council Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin in my new video.

“You are a hater!” I tell him. “You hate gays.”

“No, I don’t hate gay people!” he responds. “I know gay people, and I’ve worked with gay people.” The council merely opposed gay marriage, an opinion they shared with Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton…

One man became so enraged by what the SPLC wrote, he went to the council’s headquarters to kill people. He shot a security guard. Fortunately, that wounded guard stopped him before he could shoot anyone else.

“He told the judge that he was there to kill as many of us as possible because we were a ‘hate group,'” says Boykin.

The center also smears the Ruth Institute, a Christian group that believes adoption agencies should first try to place children with straight couples.

I told Ruth Institute President Jennifer Morse that she must be “a hater.”

“I like gay people!” she laughs. “I have no problem with gay people! That’s not the issue… There could be cases where the best person for a particular child would be their Uncle Harry and his boyfriend…But we owe it to the children to give them the best we can, which generally is a married mother and father.”

When the SPLC put the institute on its hate map, its bank cut them off.

“You’re an organization that promotes hate, violence…,” wrote the bank. “Therefore we’re not doing business with you.”

The Ruth Institute and Family Research Council are still on the hate list.

“There’s no appeal. I sure don’t know how you get off,” Morse complains.

I suspect the center keeps its hate list long to bring in lots of money.

The center pays some of its people more than $400,000 a year.

“More than my entire annual budget,” Morse says. “So yeah, whatever they’re doing – it pays.”

It sure does. Harper’s Magazine once reported that the center was the richest civil rights group in America, one that spends most of its time and energy trying to raise more money.

They promised they’d stop fundraising once their endowment reached $55 million. But when they reached $55 million, they raised their goal to $100 million, saying $100 million would allow them to “cease costly fundraising.”

But when they reached $100 million – they didn’t cease. They collected $200 million. Then $400 million. Now they have $730 million.

Yet they still raise money.

“Much of which is in offshore accounts in the Caymans,” says Boykin.

It’s true. You can see it on their tax forms.

Today the SPLC even smears groups like Moms for Liberty and Moms for America, calling them anti-government extremists because they oppose sexually explicit content in schools, and seek school board seats to try to “stop…school districts (from) disregarding the opinions of parents.”

Give me a break. The center puts Moms for America on its “hate map,” but not Antifa, the hate group that beats up people on the right.

Today the Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group itself.

It’s a left-wing, money-grabbing smear machine.

Every Tuesday at JohnStossel.com, Stossel posts a new video about the battle between government and freedom. He is the author of “Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media.”

COPYRIGHT 2023 BY JFS PRODUCTIONS INC.

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Oldrealist
Oldrealist
10 months ago

SPLC is a liberal propaganda tool dedicated to smearing anything conservative as a “hate” crime or terrorism.
Well, I’m conservative, and I do “hate” the SPLC, so there.

Lawrence Greenberg
Lawrence Greenberg
10 months ago

“The Southern Poverty Law Center just released a report claiming there are 1,225 hate and anti-government groups in America. These groups cause “fear and pain (in) Black, brown, and LGBTQ communities.” “
And what about all of the Black, brown, and LGBTQ groups that peddle not just hate, but engage in violence with anyone who might disagree with them? Are any of them on the list of nasties? And there is no shortage of groups that fit the bill. So…?

anna hubert
anna hubert
10 months ago

This group, Black lives matter and many other variations on the theme are nothing but fraud Should their legitimacy be challenged there would be the reaction no one is daring to risk Mob rules and mob knows it it’s appetite is growing

Morbious
Morbious
10 months ago

Well, there was once a california gold rush. Later a silver frenzy, but nothing like that can match the race scam. Slimy eels that would otherwise have been confined to selling carpet or aluminum siding with the usual gimmicks found a way to mine fabulous wealth with this concept. It will continue as long as lazy cretins in this country refuse to educate themselves and remain glued to commie media.

Lucy
Lucy
10 months ago

The SPLC are raising the money for themselves and share their hate to everyone else who does not agree with them. It was only a matter of time when the SPLC showed their true colors. So much for fairness and justice.
For the SPLC there is only “Just Us” – a truly hate-filled group that once began as a mindful and respectful organization, now hates anyone who opposes their propaganda and B.S.. So so sad.

Jeri
Jeri
10 months ago

There is much money to be made in the name of hate…observe who cashes in…tells you all you need to know.

Freudosa
Freudosa
10 months ago

Why has no one sued them for defamation?

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