Recently, the Southern Poverty Law Center has been deeming certain Christian groups and ministries as “hate” organizations.
But Franklin Graham, head of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is not standing for it.
“A hate group? Can you believe this – the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., has labeled a number of Christian groups such as D. James Kennedy Ministries, and the Family Research Council run by my good friend Tony Perkins as ‘hate’ groups. Why?” he wrote on a Facebook post.
“Simply because they hold to the teaching of God’s Word on moral issues such as homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
“They even speak disparagingly against Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a woman who was born into a Muslim family in Somalia and bravely speaks out against the dangers and oppression of women in Islam,” Graham marveled. “Because she dares to speak against what Islam has done to her and other women, she is being accused of hate speech! Incredible.
“As Kimberley Strassel said in the The Wall Street Journal, ‘If the SPLC doesn’t agree with your views, it tags you as a hater.’ The SPLC has the funding of Apple CEO Tim Cook and financial giant J.P. Morgan, and is a media favorite. Who is the real hate group here?” Graham asked.
Rush Limbaugh also gave his curt opinion of the SPLC a day before Graham did:
“The Southern Poverty Law Center is perhaps one of the biggest hate groups on the left. They tar and feather and slander right-wing groups and call them hate groups,” he said. “They’ve got a map on their website, and whenever a right-wing group that says or does anything that the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is a bunch of leftist freaks, all you have to do is disagree with them and you are called a hater,” Limbaugh said.
The SPLC’s marks all “hate” offenses by objecting groups on it’s virtual “hate” map on their website.
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