The Southern Poverty Law Center has just issued a new report adding 11 groups to the organization’s list of designated anti-gay hate groups including such whack-job haters as Eugene Delgaudio (Public Advocate), Randy Thomasson (Save California), and Linda Harvey (Mission America) and Michele Bachmann’s Minnesota Boy Toy Bradlee Dean (You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide Ministries)
The SPLC report details the growth of hate groups to a record 1,018 in 2011, up from 1,002 the year before and the latest in a series of increases going back more than a decade. But the dramatic growth came in the Patriot movement, which is composed of armed militias and other conspiracy-minded organizations that see the federal government as their primary enemy. These groups saw their numbers skyrocket for the third straight year in 2011, this time by 55 percent – from 824 in 2010 to 1,274 groups last year. In 2008, just before the Patriot movement took off, there were 149 Patriot groups, a number that metastasized to 512 in 2009.
In all, Patriot groups have increased by 755 percent during the first three years of the Obama administration. Their number has now surpassed – by more than 400 groups – the previous all-time high set in 1996, when the first wave of the militia movement peaked shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing that left 168 people dead.
…The hate groups listed in this report include neo-Nazis, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, Klansmen and black separatists. Other hate groups on the list target LGBT people, Muslims or immigrants, and some specialize in producing racist music or propaganda denying the Holocaust.
Others names hate groups include: United Families International, Sons of Thundr (Faith Baptist Church), Parents Action League, Jewish Political Action Committee, , Windsor Hills Baptist Church, True Light Pentecost Church, and Tom Brown Ministries.
What no National Organization For Marriage?
Well maybe next round. Until then congratulations to all those names and enjoy your newly found places in the history books next to the Ku Klux Klan!