Concerned Women of America’s President Penny Nance has released a statement defending officially recognized hate groups and slandering the highly regarded Southern Law Poverty Center the group which has been in charge of such designations for over the past 50 years.
“The SPLC began as a civil rights organization in the 1960s, but has been marginalized by ‘gay rights’ organizations. They no longer simply focus on the noble cause of fighting racism and have, instead, become another tool for the left. This time, the SPLC has taken their liberal propaganda too far. By demonizing traditional family groups that support traditional marriage, they just put a huge portion of the African-American community in California in the same category with the rest us so-called bigots.
“According to an Associated Press exit poll, 70 percent of African-Americans in California (virtually all of whom voted for Barack Obama) also voted for Prop 8 and in support of traditional marriage in 2008. The very people the SPLC supposedly seeks to protect from bigotry and ‘hate crimes’ are heavily in favor of the very institution that the SPLC is fighting against.”
Good As You’s Jeremy Hooper points out the CWA has actually not been added to the list of hate groups by the SPLC, they are merely listed as “anti-gay.” which they are and make no apologies about. Hooper also notes that merely being opposed to marriage equality is not, by the SPLC’s standards, enough to be considered a hate group. It seems that Nance, and other anti-gay groups are aligning with the AFA and FRC which are now officially designated as United states hate groups to pretend that its about gay marriage which has nothing to do with the SLPC criteria for breing deemed a hate group. What does matter in designation for a group or organization to be known as a hate group is that it requires that the group spread discredited and slanderous propaganda. BOTH of which the AFA and FRC has been well documented in doing.
As for CWA and Penny Nance. It’s intersting that you are pulling the race card on something has has absoultely nothing to do with race or gay marriage/ You should heed the above rule, because CWA is getting awfully close.
The list of “Official Anti-Gay Hate Group” now in the United States:
1. Abiding Truth Ministries [Scott Lively]2. American Family Association
3. Americans for Truth About Homosexuality [Peter LaBarbera]4. American Vision
5. Chalcedon Foundation
6. Dove World Outreach Center [Terry Jones]7. Faithful Word Baptist Church [Steven Anderson]8. Family Research Council
9. Family Research Institute [Paul Cameron]10. Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment
11. Illinois Family Institute
13. Traditional Values Coalition