FBI Dumps Southern Poverty Law Center as Hate Crimes Resource

March 28, 2014

The FBI have removed all website links to the SPLC due to pressure from Christian groups at the way they were being treated by them.

Christian groups are celebrating with the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to have scrubbed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) from its hate crimes webpage, where the controversial group was listed as a resource and referred to as a partner in public outreach.

A letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, drafted by Lieutenant General (Ret.) William G. Boykin, Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council (FRC), calls such an association “completely unacceptable.”

Signed by fourteen other conservative and Christian leaders, the letter calls SPLC “a heavily politicized organization producing inaccurate and biased data on ‘hate groups’ – not hate crimes.” It accuses the SPLC of “providing findings that are not consistent with trends found in the FBI statistics.” Where the FBI has found hate crimes and hate groups declining significantly in the past ten years, SPLC claims hate groups have increased 67.3% since 2000. Where once SPLC’s hate list was reserved for groups like the Aryan Nation and the KKK, in 2010 SPLC started citing as hate groups those Christian groups that oppose same-sex marriage or believe homosexuality is not inborn, or are otherwise critical of homosexuality. Among the Christian groups targeted by SPLC was FRC.

In the fall of 2012, Floyd Lee Corkins, armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition, entered FRC headquarters not far from FBI headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. Corkins shot the front desk security guard and tried to gain entrance to the upper floors where he intended to kill FRC employees. Though wounded, the front desk security guard subdued Corkins, who became the first person ever convicted under the Washington, D.C., domestic terrorism law. Corkins said he got the idea of killing FRC employees from reading the SPLC hate list and made use of a map of the FRC office found on the SPLC website.

The Boykin letter concludes that “it is completely inappropriate for the Department of Justice to recommend public reliance on the SPLC hate group lists and data.” The letter demanded that all ties between the FBI and SPLC be severed.

The FBI statistics told a completely different story to the SPLC’s fraudulent hate crime statistics.

SPLC has come under severe criticism from the left and the right in recent years.

Writing in the left-wing website Counterpunch, Alexander Coburn called SPLC founder Morris Dees “king of the hate business.” Coburn wrote, “Ever since 1971, U.S. Postal Service mailbags have bulged with Dees’ fundraising letters, scaring dollars out of the pockets of trembling liberals aghast at his lurid depictions of hate-sodden America, in dire need of legal confrontation by the SPLC.” In fact, so prolific is Dees at direct mail that he is in the Direct Marketing Association Hall of Fame.

Writing at the Harper’s Magazine blog in 2007, Ken Silverstein said, “What [the SPLC] does best… is to raise obscene amounts of money by hyping fears about the power of [right-wing fringe] groups; hence the SPLC has become the nation’s richest ‘civil rights’ organization.”

A critical analysis published recently by Professor George Yancey of North Texas University concluded that SPLC targets only those groups its leaders disagree with politically while leaving liberal groups who use extreme language alone.

A 2013 article in Foreign Policy concluded that SPLC exaggerates the hate crimes threat, saying SPLC is not an “objective purveyor of data,” instead calling them “anti-hate activists” and suggesting that their reports need to be “weighed more carefully by news outlets that cover their pronouncements.”

Though SPLC sits on a bank account of $250 million and raises some $40 million a year in direct mail, some have suggested that the decline of racist groups and therefore the need to tap new sources of funds might have led Dees and his colleagues to target Christian groups as new sources of revenue. Weekly Standard writer Charlotte Hays says, “…several critics with whom I spoke speculated that the last might represent another of Dees’s efforts to tap via mailing lists into a well-off and easily frightened donor base: gays.”

What has concerned Christian groups in recent years is that their inclusion on the hate list and the use of the hate list by the FBI is unfair and even dangerous to their civil liberties. After all, holding the view that gayness is not inborn and opposing same-sex marriage are hardly against the law.

FRC president Tony Perkins said, “We commend the FBI for removing website links to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that not only dispenses erroneous data but has been linked to domestic terrorism in federal court. We hope this means the FBI leadership will avoid any kind of partnership with the SPLC.”

It is only hate if you are a bigot who cannot tolerate hearing any differing viewpoint to your own.

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  • Krsnik

    Boykin. He’s the guy who got caught on mic naming the Jew.

    • Gary Nemeth

      Yeah,too bad Boykin hates Adolf Hitler and believes Churchill was a great guy, etc..
      He sounds like a typical conservative who refuses to call a spade a spade. Or, probably
      more accurately, refuses to risk his pension check.

  • Gary Nemeth

    I am very pleased that this Jew front group [SPLC] has finally been
    seen for what it is. However, it would have been more honorable
    for the FBI to have changed from pressure from the inside rather from
    light weight pressure from outside. The criminal Jew has infiltrated
    every crack and crevice of our Jew puppet government and unless
    this Republic comes to it’s senses, trust will never be restored.
    And these law enforcement institutions will be a mockery and will
    be worse the the political whores and traitors that control their

  • Hate injustice

    Great! Let’s put Abe’s Duplicitous Lying (ADL) machine in the cross hairs next! There is already ample proof that it was founded on a lie! After checking both sides of their accusations I’ve noticed they can never refute the actual truth about Jewish injustice (truth=antisemitism). They have to resort to character assasination or straight up bold faced lies! A third grader could prove the case against them!

  • http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200601.txt Nationalist

    Well it’s about time. I have often wondered why the FBI would be so stupid as to consult a group of people who set themselves up as the self appointed, official authority on what constitutes “hate”.

    Gee Mark, do you think this is going to hurt donations? Perhaps you should invent more “hate” in order to line the SPLC’s bank accounts.

    • drdeeselixir

      It’s no co-incidence that this SPLC group of people who set themselves up as the definitive authority on ‘hate’ are none other than the self-Chosen people despite congenital liar Morris Dees claiming otherwise. As always, no other ethnic group would have had such cooperation from the FBI & the Zionist-controlled US government. It’s time not only the FBI website but any links whatsoever by US government departments to this anti-American SPLC was totally terminated. Then start criminal proceedings against those responsible before turning to the Zionist Jews/Cultural Marxists of the ADL nation-wrecking White-hating traitors.