You may try to remember how gay activist Floyd Lee Corkins II made use of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map” to strategy and execute a mass shooting domestic terrorism attack against the Loved ones Study Council workplace in 2012. But just lately, the SPLC has run into important, important difficulties.
Let’s begin with a summary from the Washington Examiner of what the SPLC has accomplished:
In 2015, the discredited organization was forced to apologize to renowned neurosurgeon and now Housing and Urban Improvement Secretary Dr. Ben Carson for such as him in its “Extremist Files” a year earlier.
Two years just before that, an attempted mass murderer had stormed into the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Loved ones Study Council, a conservative group maligned by the SPLC with its “hate group” label, carrying a firearm and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. His target was to kill as a lot of FRC personnel as possible and smear their faces with the sandwiches. He told the FBI that his option of target had been inspired by SPLC’s designation of FRC as a “hate group.”
[…]Across the hall from FRC at the time was the headquarters of Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal advocate that has considering that also landed on the SPLC’s “hate group” list for our perform litigating religious freedom, life, and marriage and loved ones problems. We have been offered this designation by the SPLC even as we have been earning nine victories at the U.S. Supreme Court considering that 2011.
Even immediately after the SPLC was connected to domestic terrorism, (Corkins was convicted of domestic terrorism), the SPLC refused to eliminate the FRC, a respected socially conservative consider tank, from their “hate map”. Is not that ironic? The group that inspired a hate crime refuses to quit hating the victim of the hate crime.
But there is some great news. Senator Tom Cotton (R. – AR) has noticed the claims against the SPLC, and he’s going to do one thing about it.
PJ Media reports:
On Tuesday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Internal Income Service (IRS) demanding an investigation into whether or not or not the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) should really shed its tax-exempt status. His letter comes immediately after weeks of turmoil with the SPLC struggling with scandals of alleged racism and sexism. The organization fired its co-founder, saw its president and other leaders resign, and lost a prominent member of its board.
“I am writing to urge you to investigate whether or not the Southern Poverty Law Center should really retain its classification as a 501(c)(three) nonprofit organization,” Cotton starts his letter. “Recent news reports have confirmed the extended-established reality that the SPLC frequently engages in defamation of its political opponents. In reality, the SPLC’s defining characteristic is to fundraise off of defamation.”
Cotton notes that “the SPLC has accrued additional than $500 million in assets. According to the group’s most current monetary statement, it holds $121 million offshore in non-U.S. equity funds. The SPLC utilizes these assets to spend its executives lavish salaries far larger than the comparable household typical.”
[…]”Based on these reports, and in the interest of safeguarding taxpayer dollars from a racist and sexist slush fund devoted to defamation, I think that the SPLC’s conduct warrants a severe and thorough investigation,” Cotton writes.
But wait! There’s additional great news:
Final December, Baltimore lawyer Glen Keith Allen filed a mammoth lawsuit against the far-left smear factory. Amongst other factors, he alleged that the SPLC’s penchant for attacking “far-proper groups” and mainly Republicans constituted a violation of the guidelines for 501(c)(three) status. Tax-exempt groups beneath this status can not engage in political campaigning.
[…]In 2017, the charity navigation internet site GuideStar marked every organization on the SPLC list as a “hate group” on its internet site. Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit. Shortly thereafter, the Christian nonprofit D. James Kennedy Ministries filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the SPLC, immediately after realizing that it was excluded from Amazon Smile more than the SPLC list.
Massive technologies corporations like Facebook, Amazon, Google, YouTube, Twitter and PayPal all parter with the SPLC hate group. I wonder how the folks who perform for these corporations really feel about their “business partner” now, immediately after all of these claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism have come out. By the way, Amazon removed the Alliance Defending Freedom from their Amazon Smile system as effectively.
If these corporations are actively advertising the Democrat Celebration and their allies via their enterprise practices, possibly it would be a great concept for the government to investigate them, also?