A new study shows hate groups are a growing concern in the United States
The spring 2016 edition of Southern Poverty Law Center’s investigative journal says there are 892 active hate groups in the United States.
The Montgomery, Alabama civil rights group listed 48 organizations as anti-LGBT hate groups in 2015, up from 44 in 2014, as a few from previous years became inactive. The number of anti-LGBT hate groups has nearly doubled since 2011, when there were only 27.
The journal says there was a 14 percent national increase in hate groups between 2014 and 2015. There are 9 active hate groups in Iowa and 36 in Illinois.
Among the organizations the were added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of active anti-LGBT hate groups this year includes Cincinnati’s own Citizens for Community Values who claim to be “officially” affiliated with the most notorious national anti-gay hate groups the Family Research Council and the American Family Association and have been active in the anti-LGBT civil rights movement in Cincinnati since its founding in 1983.
Recently when the city of Cincinnati banned the dangerous practice of “gay conversion therapy” within its city limits.
The CCV sent out the following press release:
December 10, 2015
Contact: Phil Burress – 513-733-5775
Garry Ingram – 607-341-1289ABSOLUTE SHAME!CINCINNATI BANS LICENSED COUNSELORS FROM SPEAKING TO STRUGGLING FAMILIESThe City of Cincinnati will be Sued
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati City Council has once again overstepped its role as a City. Licensing of counselors is the authority of the state, as are the instructions and limits on those counselors. To date NOT ONE bit of evidence has been brought forward of forced counseling or counselor misbehavior. City Council has over-reacted to urban myths, banning a recognized therapy and inappropriately intervened between families and doctors. The reality is that doctors and licensed counselors do not “convert” homosexuals to heterosexuality, instead they work with heterosexuals who are struggling with various feelings, including UNWANTED same-sex attraction. Therapy against someone’s will does not work, and is not ethical.
Any statements made about electroshock or waterboarding therapy is absurd.
What the City has created is an environment that forces licensed counselors to promote homosexuality while banning heterosexuality. This is especially dangerous when 70-80% of children struggling through this process as adolescents have grown out of the mixed feelings into heterosexuality as adults (Vanderbilt University and Portman Clinic studies). Additionally, this effort was undertaken with the guise of lowering suicide rates, yet studies at the Karolinska University have shown a 20-fold increase in suicides for those with mixed-body feelings moving forward with gender re-assignment.
Finally, there are an estimated 10,000+ who have entered and LEFT a LGBT identity, exposing the nihilistic myths surrounding those with unwanted same-sex attraction.
There is no better example of two people that left homosexuality than Garry & Melissa Ingraham. Both were deeply engaged in homosexuality, but with the freedom to seek support and counsel to resolve and reduce their unwanted same-sex attraction, they have been happily married for 8 years and parents of two delightful boys
Incidentally one of the only two votes against the banning od reparative therapy on the Cincinnati City Council belonged to that of Charles Winburn, an ex-employee of the CCV who still has close ties to the organization.
Below are the seven new anti-LGBT hate groups that have been added to the SLPC listings:
• The Campus Ministry USA of Terre Haute, Indiana
• Citizens for Community Values in Cincinnati, Ohio
• Conservative Republicans of Texas in Houston, Texas
• D. James Kennedy Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• Faith Baptist Church in Greenville, Georgia (formerly Sons of Thundr)
• Faith2Action in North Royalton, Ohio
• The Friendship Assembly of God in Colorado Springs, Colorado