listing led a man to go to the Council's office to try to gun down
their workers. The shooter latertoldlaw
enforcement that he picked the group because he saw they were on the
Southern Poverty Law Center's hate map and he wanted to fight bigots.
disagrees with the Family Research Council on many issues. But he says
they don't deserve to be called haters. The group's Executive Vice
President, Jerry Boykin, tells him: "I don't hate gay people, and I
know gay people, and I have worked with gay people."
group that the Southern Poverty Law Center smears is theRuth
Institute. The group argues that gays shouldn't have the same
rights to adopt. But does that make them haters? No, says founder
Jennifer Morse: "I have no problem with gay people. That's not the
reporters, such as Megyn McArdle at Bloomberg, have alsopointedout
that the group is an odd fit for a "hate" list.
are many non-hateful groups on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate
list. But Antifa, which clearly is a hate group, is not on the list.
Southern Poverty Law Center wouldn't talk to Stossel about their list.
Stossel says screaming "hate!" brings in money.
Dees, the Center's founder, pays himself nearly half a million dollars
a year. Although Dees once promised that when the Center's endowment
reached $50 million, he'd stop fundraising, he didn't stop. Now the
Center has $320 million dollars stashed away -- much of it in the
Cayman Islands. It's all in theirtax
notes that they still con people into giving them even more money.
Apple gave them $1 million last year.
says the Southern Poverty Law Center has become a hate group itself.
It is now a left-wing, money grabbing, slander machine.