Finally! Christian Ministry Sues Southern Poverty Law Center over “Hate Group” Charge
Coral Ridge Ministries is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center. “The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that the SPLC illegally trafficked in false and misleading descriptions of the services offered by DJKM and committed defamation against DJKM arising from the publication and distribution of false information that libels the ministry’s reputation and subjects the ministry to
disgrace, ridicule, odium, and contempt in the estimation of the public If you disagree with any view the Left espouses you are a hater and belong to a hate group.”
In its lawsuit, D. James Kennedy Ministries also alleges religious discrimination by Amazon’s charity partner program AmazonSmile, which makes a small donation to shoppers’ designated nonprofits. Since AmazonSmile uses the SPLC as one way to determine organizations’ eligibility, and the SPLC based its “anti-LGBT” designation on the ministry’s Christian convictions, the suit claims that D. James Kennedy Ministries was wrongly excluded from the program and possible donations due to its religious beliefs.
Part of [D. James Kennedy Ministries] defense against calling opposition to same-sex marriage hateful comes from the US Supreme Court decision that made it legal. “Many who deem same-sex marriage to be wrong reach that conclusion based on decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises,” the court wrote, “and neither they nor their beliefs are disparaged here.” (Christianity Today)
You can read the full press release at the end of this article.
The SPLC and its Leftist cohorts have a history of labeling any person or group that does not agree with them as “haters.”
If you disagreed with a policy advocated by former Pres. Obama, you were a racist and were most likely a member of the KKK or some other white supremacist group.
If you oppose same-sexuality and believe that transgenderism is immoral and unscientific, you guessed it, you are a hater and self-identify with others that make up a hate group.
The SPLC has found a way to rake in the cash and advance its Leftist agenda with its charge of “hate.” When it ran out of skin heads and Neo-Nazi groups that are few and far between, it needed to find a new way to raise funds. It did this by appropriating and redefining the word “hate.” Since “hate speech” and “hate crimes” were in vogue, why not create a “hate group” designation?
It was a genius move, so much so that liberals are standing in line to donate millions of dollars to the SPLC in an attempt to prove that they’re not haters all the while proving they are haters.
Any group that is “anti-LGBT” made SPLC’s “hate group” list. Let’s remember that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton opposed same-sex marriage back in 2008. More than 50 percent of California voters opposed same-sex marriage when Proposition 8 came up for a vote.
Following the logic of the SPLC, tens of millions of Americans are haters.
Let’s not forget that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed homosexuality. The following is from his advice column in the January 1958 issue of Ebony magazine:
Question: My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help?
Answer: Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. In order to do this I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it.”
This is important because the SPLC contends that it is carrying on King’s legacy. The organization took as its statement of faith a quotation found in the Bible but attributed to King: “Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” (Amos 5:24), the same Bible that opposes same-sex relationships.
How are righteousness and justice defined? What is the source of righteousness and justice? It all depends on how much the SPLC can raise on their remade definitions.
Watch “Profit$ of Hate: The Southern Poverty Law Center” produced by D. James Kennedy Ministries:
“Righting A Terrible Wrong”
D. James Kennedy Ministries Files Defamation Suit Against Southern Poverty Law Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL: Dr. Frank Wright, President & Chief Executive Officer at D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM), announced that DJKM filed suit today in the United States District Court against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that the SPLC illegally trafficked in false and misleading descriptions of the services offered by DJKM and committed defamation against DJKM arising from the publication and distribution of false information that libels the ministry’s reputation and subjects the ministry to disgrace, ridicule, odium, and contempt in the estimation of the public In a statement released today, Dr. Wright said: “We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong. Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as ‘hate’ groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter.”
Wright went on to say: “These false and illegal characterizations have a chilling effect on the free exercise of religion and on religious free speech for all people of faith. After having given the SPLC an opportunity to retract, we have undertaken this legal action, seeking a trial by a jury of our peers, to preserve our own rights under the law and to defend the religious free speech rights of all Americans.”
About DJKM: D. James Kennedy Ministries is a Christian media ministry that seeks to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ through every available electronic medium. Its four-fold mission is: (1) to proclaim the good news of the Gospel throughout the Earth; (2) to teach and nurture Christ’s followers; (3) to equip and encourage believers to live out their faith; and (4) to defend religious iberty, encouraging believers to lovingly engage the culture with the heart and mind of Jesus Christ.