Anti-Gay Organizations Classified as 'Hate Groups' by Prominent Civil Rights
by Kilian Melloy
Tuesday Nov 23, 2010
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that monitors extremists, is poised
to add five organizations to its existing list of anti-gay hate groups. The
additions reflect "further research into [the] views" of the groups being
added to the list, according to SPLC publication the Intelligence Reporter.
"Generally, the SPLC's listings of these groups is based on their
propagation of known falsehoods--claims about LGBT people that have been
thoroughly discredited by scientific authorities--and repeated, groundless
name-calling," the SPLC article explains. "Viewing homosexuality as
unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups."
Among the organizations appearing on the updated hate groups list are the
American Family Association, anti-gay blog Americans for Truth About
Homosexuality, and the Family Research Council.
"These groups' influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest,
because the 'facts' they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified
by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations," the SPLC
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