The Window to the Soul and Attacks on Christian Values
Matthew 6:22-23 (King James Version)
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
LA Times’s their national race and justice correspondent, Jaweed Kaleem, posted on May 31, 2017 “There’s a virus in our country’: The ‘Trump effect’ and rise of hate groups, explained”. He offered the following after sitting down with Mr. Cohen:
– Donations to your organization have shot up since the election. Why? Mr. Trump ran a campaign marked by racism, xenophobia, crude racial stereotypes and anti-Semitic imagery. (I would like to see a complete list of donors, wonder how many have UN and more fundamentalist Islamic ties?)
– Were those fault lines opened with Obama? There was nothing in Mr. Obama’s 2008 election or in the campaign that corresponded to what happened in the 2016 election. Obama represented the kind of change that a lot of people were scared of, but I think what’s happened now is much, much worse. (Scared of? Oh you mean thrown back into a blast of the 1960’s era? We climbed a long way out of that well until he became president.)
– Many Trump voters are also against racism and hate groups. I think there are a lot of people who flocked to Trump’s candidacy because they felt as if they were strangers in their own land with the changing demographics in our country, the dislocations caused by globalization, and the rise of LGBTQ rights. All of those things contributed to a sense for many people, particularly white working-class people, of alienation. (Gee, of course SPLC and its constant harangue and harassment of the conservatives and religions other than Islam had not one thing to do with the rise of focused hate. Unless they wore the cape of the “witch hunters” of the days of Salem, they could not be more plain in their own bias and hatred.)
– How do you define a hate group? We define hate groups as those that vilify entire groups of people for characteristics such as race, religion or their sexual orientation. The propensity for violence is not a criterion for listing as a hate group. (NO but the vitriol spewed by this group should be one of the criterion. They define “hate”.)
– Where does the law center stand on the conflict about free speech and hate speech? You have the right to hate in this country. You just don’t have the right to hurt people. Now, the argument of the campus protesters would be that the mere presence of those kinds of words actually does hurt people, that it poisons the atmosphere. That is a slippery slope. (So how does SPLC justify the chaos, destruction, attacks, and other actions by the BLM, and the other liberal funded groups? Or the “list” and actions of those in the SPLC in support of their activities?)
SPLC has always run a long list of groups that were either erroneously labeled hate or which have platforms counter to those of SPLC and their handlers. In point of fact, Christian and conservative groups are increasingly found on that list. A list that has been linked by the way to “hate crimes” perpetrated by faithful followers of their “so-called truth target list.”
An article by Valerie Richardson in the Washington Times on June 29, emphasizes this dangerous list and what can happen — “Conservatives fight back against Southern Poverty Law Center’s arbitrary ‘hate group’ label”.
As far as conservative organizations are concerned, being labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center isn’t just annoying — it’s dangerous.
Gunmen have twice targeted conservatives specifically cited by the SPLC for hate: Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot June 14 by a fan of the SPLC Facebook page, and the Family Research Council, whose security guard was wounded in 2012 by a man who said he found the FRC on the SPLC’s list of “anti-gay groups.”
So when GuideStar USA, a self-described “neutral” database of nonprofits, decided this year to slap the SPLC’s “hate group” tag on 46 groups, including the FRC, conservatives declared enough.
“Southern Poverty Law is an arm of the left,” said Jerry Boykin, FRC executive vice president, who joined 40 other conservative leaders in a June 21 letter to GuideStar. “To use their data is just incredible, particularly when the results can be exactly what we experienced at Family Research Council when we had a shooter.”
After initially standing by the SPLC tags, GuideStar CEO Jacob Harold agreed Tuesday to remove the designations, citing a commitment to objectivity as well as “concerns for our staff’s well-being.”
Mr. Harold acknowledged that the SPLC has been accused of political bias and being “too focused on fundraising,” but he concluded that “no data source is perfect.”
Mr. Harold described GuideStar as nonpartisan, but critics have questioned his political leanings. He was previously affiliated with the Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace USA, and donated to President Obama’s campaign in 2011 before starting at GuideStar in 2012.
Mr. Harold posted a photo of himself on Twitter at the Jan. 21 Women’s March holding a sign that said, “It turns out that facts matter.”
“Which is perfectly OK as long as you don’t portray your organization as a neutral organization,” Mr. Boykin said, “and that’s what he’s trying to do.”
If you look into the eyes of Richard Cohen in the picture above, you can easily understand the phrase about eyes. This entire group known as SPLC has long been associated with those who pay them large funds to back their agendas from socialism to Islam. They are far left and continually attack those who are “against” their most current “projects”. Many have written about this group over the years.
Now it is time to muzzle this proven HATE group and all others who have been determined to bring the fires of “witch hunt” to the Christians and Conservatives in the US for the purpose of fomenting anger, directing riots, and enabling corrupt behavior.
IF they were not biased, by now they would have also listed the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, many of its affiliates, and those in the DNC who had been in the limelight for malfeasance, corruption, and illegal political activities…but no–wait those are closely aligned WITH the SPLC so of course they are not biased…ahemmmm sure.