Southern Poverty Law Center's Criteria for Naming 'Hate Groups' Subpoenaed
Members of the corporate media may swallow everything the SPLC dishes out, but some folks actually question authority. Eugene Delgaudio is a supervisor in Loudoun County, Virginia. There's an effort to have him removed from office because he's a member of Public Advocate, a conservative Christian organization that defends traditional marriage. The SPLC (surprise!) has issued a fatwa against that group. But instead of buckling under and begging forgiveness, which is what the SPLC's victims are supposed to do, Degaudio's fighting back, and how:
A local official in Virginia has subpoenaed the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the SPLC Task Force on Hate in the Public Sphere for the criteria it uses to designate other organizations as “hate groups.” The subpoenas were filed February 28th in Loudoun County Circuit Court. They request “all written criteria, guidelines, bylaws or rules used by Southern Poverty Law Center to designate organizations or groups as ‘hate groups’ from the inception of the Southern Poverty Law Center to the present date.”It does a body good to see a man fight bullies. And as the article demonstrates, the SPLC is a very powerful, politically connected bully:
CNSNews.com previously reported that the Department of Defense will continue to use SPLC as a training resource even after the Family Research Council (FRC) and other conservative organizations complained that it targeted them as “hate groups” because they defended traditional values on marriage and other moral issues.Go get 'em, Mr. Degaudio!