The Outstanding Work Of The Southern Poverty Law Centre

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(Montgomery, Atlanta – Accredited Times) – Showing yet again how Love Trumps Hate, Celebrity couple George and Amal Clooney this week put $1 million of their money where their Nespresso-stained mouths are. The beneficiary: the Southern Poverty Law Centre (“SPLC”), an organization which is clear about one thing – “Both sides” were certainly not to blame at Charlottesville.

According to its website, the SPLC is “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Deeply moved by the Clooneys’ example of moral and civic leadership, progressive outfits Apple and J.P Morgan also each agreed to boost the SPLC’s coffers with $1 million.  We can only hope that Apple’s generosity does not impact its ability to invade France.  Although these donations were in no way influenced by their likely public image impact, we nonetheless hope consumers will reward Apple and J.P. Morgan with increased revenues. Hopefully, consumers will go on to punish those other businesses which display obvious sympathy with the KKK by not donating to the SPLC.

Consumers are playing a critical part in the War on Hate as they increasingly discover how their purchasing decisions can have a powerful impact on how businesses conduct themselves. There is an interesting parallel with the LGBTQIQIQIIQQQABCDEF+ community. In the past, very few businesses gave the time of day to LGBTQIQIQIIQQQABCDEF+ issues, because there was no negative impact from their inaction. Today, inaction – or worse, promoting ‘traditional’ ideals that were accepted for thousands of years – can be the death knell for a company. Today, CEOs are literally wrapping themselves in the Rainbow flag in publicity shots and bending over backwards to accommodate the strident demands of the LGBTQIQIQIIQQQABCDEF+ community.

The power of the SPLC should therefore not be underestimated. As its website reports, many businesses and online providers are now making it impossible for hateful groups to operate:

“…as the nation grapples with the violent coordination of hate groups across the far-right spectrum in Charlottesville, Facebook has shut down at least nine pages connected to the rally; Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn have suspended several extremist accounts; Reddit has eliminated one discussion community that supported “Unite the Right,” and even OKCupid has kicked white nationalist Christopher Cantwell off the dating site.

 By far, the biggest sweep came from PayPal, which agreed to block at least 34 organizations from using its services after an SPLC report highlighted how extremists used the platform to fund the rally in Charlottesville.

“For the longest time, PayPal has essentially been the banking system for white nationalism,” the SPLC’s Keegan Hankes told The Washington Post. “It’s a shame it took Charlottesville for them to take it seriously.”

It is good news that PayPal, Pateron, and other tech companies are finally taking steps to curb the hate on their platforms.”

The SPLC has done a tremendous job in identifying those individuals and groups it considers to be hate-generators. In order to help Love Trump Hate, the SPLC has helpfully provided a ‘hate map’ so that people can avoid coming into contact/ helping over 900 different groups in the United States.

Some of the worst Hate Groups which the SPLC has identified include the following, all of which are highly suspect due to their rejection of progressive ideals and general support for Christianity.

Family Research Council, a nonprofit, charitable and conservative Christian group and lobbying organization. It says its mission is “to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.”

— American Family Association, a nonprofit group that promotes fundamentalist Christian values and opposes same-sex marriage, pornography and abortion.

— American College of Pediatricians, a socially conservative advocacy group of pediatricians and other health-care professionals. The group was founded in 2002 as a protest against the American Academy of Pediatrics’ support for adoption by gay couples.

— Family Research Institute, a Colorado-based, nonprofit that states it has “… one overriding mission: to generate empirical research on issues that threaten the traditional family, particularly homosexuality, AIDS, sexual social policy, and drug abuse.”

— World Congress of Families, a coalition that promotes Christian right values internationally and opposes same-sex marriage, pornography and abortion.

 Liberty Counsel, an international litigation, education and policy organization that says it’s dedicated to advancing religious freedom and protecting the sanctity of life.”

Finally, the SPLC is doing a tremendous job of supporting our Muslim citizens, whether documented or not. It wisely avoids criticizing so-called ‘Extreme Islamist’ groups and rather takes the battle to wicked ex-Muslims like Ayaan Hirsi Ali who advocating reforming Islam.

The future increasingly belongs to love. We can only hope that a Ministry of Love is created to advance the cause of brave organizations like the SPLC.

MillionDollarBonus

Wow this is so exciting! George Clooney and his beautiful wife are such visionaries! What better cause than to fight against hate? What kind of anti-progressive MONSTER is against LOVE and PROGRESS and for being on the RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY? Why do the alt right choose HATE over LOVE? I just can’t understand these people – they need to be shut down NOW!

Those organizations, wisely singled out as hate groups by the SPLC, are absolutely hideous! Promoting traditional “family values”?? You mean like the PATRIARCHY? You mean like a binary mother and father getting married and having non-aborted children? What about two-father families? What about transgender people adopting kids? Are they saying that transgenders might be perverts and pedophiles who can’t be trusted to raise children? We even have trannies teaching our children about sex in schools now – is THAT wrong? These people are bigots beyond belief!

Vladmir Putin
Vladmir Putin

AT has been marked as a alt-right website, so progressives, left wing liberals, and feminists avoid this site. You should try harder to promote your views, the readership as Onan pointed out, is going down.

#post-truth

Pbier
Pbier

And yet you are here!

Pbier
Pbier

Thank you for excelling!

trav777

It’s just unreal- thank goodness for jewish organizations like the SPLC to tell us what’s right and wrong.

Remember, this is a JUDEO-christian society…not entirely sure what part of our history was actually jewish, but if they say it is, then that’s good enough for me.

MillionDollarBonus

It’s common knowledge that America has JUDEO-Christian values, not Christian values. This is repeated constantly by the accredited media, and the disproportionate number of Jews among their ranks is yet more evidence of the JUDEO component of our value system. There isn’t really anything of value that can be solely attributed to whites.

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

Which iteration from history of “Ministry of Love” was most effective and therefore best fits your ideal? Mao, Stalin, or Pol Pot?

Stick Your Proof In My Pudding
Stick Your Proof In My Pudding

I can not support an organization that contains “Southern” in its name.

Black Lives Matter

The SPLC is the definitive authority on hate groups.

trav777

And why shouldn’t they?? We ALL know from jewish organizations like the SPLC and ADL that whites are evil!

Black Lives Matter

Zero Hedge is fake news.

Black Lives Matter

I don’t understand how you can read so many progressive articles and yet continue to spout such nonsense. You need a reality check: RT is RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA. If you want to avoid propaganda, you need to watch CNN or MSNBC.

Hatie Despisentein
Hatie Despisentein

Great article Pbier, as we all know it’s only OK to hate if you hate NAZI’s, Christians, white men, Capitalism (free enterprise), historic tradition, history, reality, racists, police, Republicans, coal, oil, FOX News, the US Flag, guns, NASCAR, junk food, steel toed boots, and zoos. Anyone who hates Communism is the real hater.

ThisPlaceStinks
ThisPlaceStinks

rubbish. “Both sides” didn’t use cars to murder the opposition in ISIS-inspired acts of vehicular terrorism.

Go eat bags of foreskins.

Black Lives Matter

I know. I was in Charlottesville. Trump is to blame.

My Experience In Charlottesville

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