After being added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s updated list of hate groups, the Family Research Council has responded: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Having spent the past four decades monitoring hate groups — and somehow only waiting until this year to add FRC’s name for spreading “demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities” — the SPLC is just a “liberal organization” pushing through “the left’s smear campaign of conservatives” that’s “being driven by the clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda,” reads a statement from FRC chief Tony Perkins, who’s also personally included on the hate list.
Now watch as Perkins makes his claims in a democratic fashion: “Earlier this month, voters in Iowa sent a powerful message when they removed three Supreme Court justices who imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Would the SPLC also smear the good people of Iowa?”
Except SPLC says adding groups to its hate list requires more than just Bible thumping. “Viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups,” insists the report. Rather, it’s the “propagation of known falsehoods” and “repeated, groundless name-calling” that has organizations like FRC earning their new titles. I’m pretty sure that claiming openly gay soldiers will lead to more military rapes, and HIV transmission, and saying that gay kids are driven to suicide because they are told they cannot change their sexuality all certainly qualifies FRC.