Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Attacked Family Research Council as 'Hate Group' in 2010 Report

I'm sure there's lots more recent attacks, but this SPLC hit piece garnered at lot of attention at the time. See: "18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda." And SPLC's got an FRC information page as well.

The FRC responded with a campaign called "Stop Hating | Start Debating":
Tell the radical Left it is time to stop spreading hateful rhetoric attacking individuals and organizations merely for expressing ideas with which they disagree. Our debates can and must remain civil -- but they must never be suppressed through personal assaults that aim only to malign an opponent's character.
Yeah, personal gun assault. No doubt the progressive "tolerance" brigades missed the memo.

More from Kerry Picket, "Human Rights Campaign posted Ryan would speak at 'hate group's annual conference' day before shooting at FRC." And At Twitchy, "Dangerous: Left screeched about Ryan speaking at ‘hate group’ FRC; HuffPo labels FRC hate group again." And, "Shooting at Family Research Council, suspect in custody; Update: Bomb squad enters building; Update: Mitt Romney issues statement; Update: Shooter ID’d."

More at Legal Insurrection, "HuffPo attacks Family Research Council just hours after shooting."

And the damage control begins, at GLAAD "LGBT organizations release joint statement regarding the shooting at Family Research Council (FRC)." (Via Memeorandum.)

PREVIOUSLY: "Family Research Council Shooting at Washington, D.C., Headquarters."