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Update: Guidestar Removes SPLC “Hate Group” Tags

After public outcry, GuideStar appears to be reconsidering the controversial decision to defame conservative organizations like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association as “hate groups” with guidance from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

While this development a step in the right direction, GuideStar has indicated that it will continue the partnership by making SPLC’s information upon request and has also attempted to shift blame by attacking those who protested saying:

Dismayingly, a significant amount of the feedback we’ve received in recent days has shifted from constructive criticism to harassment and threats directed at our staff and leadership.”

You can read FRC’s statement in response to GuideStar’s decision here.

  • lisabergenwilson

    “harassment and threats directed at our staff and leadership”…sounds ficticious to me. The people I encouraged to write in and comment only pointed out how disparaging was their decision and who made SPLC the authority for donors. I very seriously doubt any of the comments were threats unless someone disguised him or herself as a commentor to create this kind of drama.

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