Democrats within both branches of government have thrown their support behind a ‘Year in Hate’ report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which labels conservative and Christian non-profit organizations as ‘hate groups,’ placing them on a list that contains the likes of the Ku Klux Klan.
The support from House and Senate Democrats for the SPLC remains strong even after the organization faced numerous accusations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment.
Yet, they believe they can label Christian, non-profit groups as hateful, an interesting take on their part to say the least.
Year in Hate report
The report, which is released annually by the Southern Poverty Law Center, reviews the past year by analyzing any increase in ‘hate and extremism’ throughout the United States and focuses on groups that they believe have contributed to this increase.
However, something that the Democrats may or may not be aware of is that the ‘Year in Hate’ report actually calls for the censure and/or expulsion of all 147 Republican congressmen and Senators who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election results, as numerous reports were highlighted that showed large levels of potential voter fraud throughout the states.
This section of the report also calls for Big Tech companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook to permanently deplatform every ‘public figure’ who dared to question the 2020 election.
This message in itself shows the brazen hypocrisy of the SPLC, who supported the doubts and questions that the Democrats had regarding the 2016 election, despite there being little to no evidence to support their claims.
The report then goes on to list a variety of groups that the SPLC considers being ‘hate groups’ that should be on the same list as the abhorrent KKK.
Within these groups are a number of conservative and Christian non-profit organizations, that the SPLC accuses of being ‘anti-LGBT hate groups.’
These organizations include the Family Research Council, ACT for America, and Alliance Defending Freedom.
Amongst these groups are also the Ruth Institute; a Catholic non-profit organization that aids victims of the Sexual Revolution.
The SPLC has branded the institute as a hate group purely because they cite the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding homosexuality.
Mainstream Democrat support
Multiple mainstream congressional Democrats have thrown their support and loyalty behind the Southern Poverty Law Center and their ‘Year in Hate’ report, despite all of the misgivings conducted by the far-left organization.
The exaggerations made the SPLC have made the group extremely profitable, and with all that money comes numerous scandals.
Earlier in the year, it was revealed that the SPLC has a large endowment of close to half a BILLION dollars, which resulted in the organisation setting up accounts in the tax haven - Cayman Islands.
On top of this revelation, SPLC co-founder Morris Dees was relieved from his position in the organisation after a decade-long racial discrimination and sexual harassment scandal that broke out in 2019 had caught up with him.
Former employees of the SPLC have labeled these accusations against Dees and the organization as ‘highly profitable scams’ that are motivated by ‘hate.’
Despite all this, the Democrats still support the organization and the work that they do.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro was the first Democrat to mention the SPLC report in the House, stating that the report should be ‘brought front and center’ to the policies and decisions that are made in the House.
She went on stating that it was time Congress ‘extinguished all bigoted beliefs,’ as she threw her support behind the ‘Year in Hate’ report, asking that all other members should consider doing the same.
DeLauro is not the only Democrat to speak in favor of the controversial organization and report.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who is a prominent member of AOC’s ‘squad,’ claims that the report should be used to ‘inform our policymaking,’ as well as to ‘root out the scourge of white supremacy.’
Other Democrat House representatives also spoke out in support of the SPLC.
Reps such as Veronica Escobar, Judy Chu, Jackie Speier, and Jamie Raskin all brought up talking points from the ‘Year in Hate’ report, claiming that the report offered the resources and answers needed to tackle important issues in the US.
However, the legitimacy of the organization and the report still remain in question, and many Democrats may find their undying support for the SPLC will backfire in the midterms.