The SPLC is primarily about combating racism and bigotry. It's instructive to hear that people like Tony Perkins see that function as something belonging to the other team. Doesn't say much for his team, but then again that's why the SPLC put them on the list.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Council of Hate
Earlier this week, Southern Poverty Law Center added the Family Research Council to its list of hate groups due to anti-gay speech from its leaders. In a statement, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins calls that designation a "slanderous attack and attempted character assassination. This is a deliberately timed smear campaign by the SPLC. The Left is losing the debate over ideas and the direction of public policy so all that is left for them is character assassination," Perkins said.