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Meet the Liberal Corporations Supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Assault on Christians and Conservatives

D. James Kennedy Ministries has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) over the reckless and politically motivated use of the “hate group” tag.

Click here to see the corporate supporters of SPLC.

A spokesman for Kennedy Ministries said:

It’s completely disingenuous to tag D. James Kennedy Ministries as a hate group alongside the KKK and neo-Nazis. We desire all people, with no exceptions, to receive the love of Christ and his forgiveness and healing. We unequivocally condemn violence, and we hate no one.

It’s ridiculous for the SPLC to falsely tag evangelical Christian ministries as “hate groups” simply for upholding the 2,000-year-old Christian consensus on marriage and sexuality. It’s nothing more than an attempt to bulldoze over those who disagree with them, and it has a chilling effect on the free exercise of religion in a nation built on that. We decided not to let their falsehoods stand.

SPLC’s so-called “hate map” has been linked to violent attacks against conservatives in the past. In 2012, a gunman wounded a Family Research Council (FRC) employee when he attempted to gain access to the organization’s Washington, DC headquarters. The suspect would later tell FBI investigators he targeted FRC because it was listed as an “anti-gay group” by SPLC and “planned to kill as many people as possible and then to smear [Chick-fil-A] sandwiches on their faces as a political statement.”

SPLC was also linked to the recent attack on the Republican Congressional baseball team practice when U.S. Representative Steve Scalise wounded by a gunman who was reported fan of SPLC’s Facebook page, in addition to other leftist groups.

Other conservative organizations labeled as “hate groups” by SPLC merely for their conservative principles and Judeo-Christian beliefs include Alliance Defending Freedom, American Family Association, organizations opposing illegal immigration, and many more.

The Kennedy Ministries lawsuit is a serious matter because SPLC sits on top of a massive warchest–an endowment of over $300 million–to finance it’s legal battles and political attacks. The Washington Times reports SPLC’s rating was downgraded last year from a “C+” to an “F” for having an indordinate amount of reserve assets compared to annual operating costs. William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection suggests “SPLC’s bad habit sensationalizing and politicizing ‘hate’ ” is designed “to generate even more money for its already bloated coffers.”

Unfortunately, ‘sensationalizing hate’ appears to work for liberal corporations eager to help fund SPLC’s agenda. Both Apple ($1 million) and JPMorgan Chase ($500,000) have pledged to massive donations of corporate dollars in recent days. Apple has also launched a platform to solicit donations to SPLC through it’s iTunes store. Incidentally, the Hollywood liberal icon George Clooney he would be donating $1 million through his foundation as well.

Apple and JPMorgan Chase aren’t the only companies supporting SPLC’s defamation and targeting of conservatives. We’ve compiled a list of fifteen other corporations that directly enable SPLC’s politically motivated attacks. Our SPLC resource page documents the financial relationships between companies like Charles Schwab, Kraft Heinz, Newman’s Own, Verizon, and more and this radical group whose misleading information has helped inspire true violence.

Click here to view 2ndVote’s SPLC resource page.

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  • James Bryson

    SPLC and their VFN-MSM sewer pipes (CNN, etc…) need to be taken to the legal woodshed.

    Both the SPLC and VFN-MSM worship only $$$, so make them listen, and correct their slander.

    • Kevin Cook

      Ha ha, ever watch Fox? Supreme court of Florida ruled that they do not have to be truthful in their reporting because they were deemed a entertainment “news” cast! This happen under the other republican asshole president .Foolish people listen to commercial new and expect truth !

      • Angelo G

        Your a fool

        • Kevin Cook

          Facts! Deal with that.

    • Marcus Mattau

      Ban all religions and end your demented nonsense. We have witnessed enough crimes committed under the banner of religions.

      • We have witnessed even more crimes committed under the banner of atheistic communism. The SPLC itself actively encourages hate crimes against its enemies.

        • sending love & light worldwide

          oooohhhhh bullshit! Stop putting an umbrella over groups of people, this is the reason for all of our problems, being divisive, instead of taking individual action into account we want to say, it’s ALLLL Christians, ALLL Whites, ALLL Blacks, ALLL atheist, we’re going nowhere like this!

  • Marcus Mattau

    Ban all religions and end your demented nonsense. We have witnessed enough crimes committed under the banner of religions

  • Venus

    Interesting that religious organizations labeled as hate mongers are violently attacked because they have been labeled hateful. So, violence isn’t hateful anymore. Right…

  • It would be even better the corporate logos linked to contact info for the corporations, their social media, a prepackaged tweet etc.

  • cruscntrl

    At the core we need to ban special interest lobbying and expose the covert operations that have expanded their anti hate mission to include all political opposition. They hide behind liberal slogans and are thus able to garner donations, but are nothing more than funded political action branches. Certainly not a public service group treating all with equanimity.

  • PStarr

    Leftist/communist orgs need to banned, the adherents locked-up and or deported. That would include the Communist Party USA, The Democrat Party, the SPLC, and the rest. Of course, they’re all such cowards unless they own all the weapons and have disarmed the citizens, that they will hide and pretend they’re something else, because they know that only their useful idiots will want their BS.

    • mollysdad

      Locked-up, deported or executed.

    • As much as I hate leftists, I would oppose your proposed ban. Who gets to decide what groups are to be banned as “leftists”? The government? Any government will eventually abuse such power, banning even its legitimate critics.

  • Questor3000

    I’m a Jewish republican and am tired of groups like SPLC calling me a racist. I’m the least racist and dedicated my time to working the inner city as a paramedic and volunteer eMT instructor teaching people actual job skills breaking the cycle of criminal justice involvement and the government dependency trap. I was an
    Active member of the Jewish defense league and am sick of his virtue signaling crap and the crap that universities are putting out.

  • The SPLC IS a hate group!!

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