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Megan McArdle

Southern Poverty Law Center Gets Creative to Label 'Hate Groups'

Principled conservatives are lumped together with bigots.
This is an actual hate group. It shouldn't be lost in a list of 900.

This is an actual hate group. It shouldn't be lost in a list of 900.

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In 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the Family Research Council a “hate group” because of its orthodox position on homosexuality, and its occasionally incendiary defenses of that position.

In 2012, Floyd Corkins showed up at the Family Research Council headquarters with a gun.