By Max Brantley
Arkansas Blog | November 24, 2010
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which caused a little embarrassment to House Speaker Robbie Wills earlier today, is getting far broader attention for its labeling of the Family Research Council a hate group for its anti-gay speech. That puts the Family Research Council in a league with the KKK. (This is the national group, which, though wholly allied in spirit and shares James Dobson as a founder, is not legally connected to Arkansas's Family Council.)
SPLC Designates the Family Research Council as Anti-Gay Hate Group
Sam Says | November 28, 2010
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released the Winter 2010 Intelligence Report, and in the report the SPLC designates the Family Research Council, based in Washington D.C., as an anti-gay hate group.
Click here to access the report that discusses this designation.
The Family Research Council should be apologizing to the gay community
And while I am happy with the coverage, I am not happy with how these groups are trying to cover their tracks. They are trying to make it seem as if they are being attacked because they have made stands against gay marriage.
The key person pushing this argument is Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.
Perkins has even had the temerity to demand an apology from the SPLC:
Family Research Council will continue to champion marriage and family as the foundation of our society and will not acquiesce to those seeking to silence the Judeo-Christian views held by millions of Americans. We call on the Southern Poverty Law Center to apologize for this slanderous attack and attempted character assassination.”
Let’s be clear about something – the claim that these groups, particularly FRC, are being attacked merely for their stance against gay marriage or their stance against homosexuality is a lie. ...'