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SPLC, allies file lawsuit over Louisiana’s broken public defender system – Southern Poverty Law Center

Last year, a funding crisis forced as many as 33 out of 42 public defender offices to stop accepting cases or to place clients, many of whom were in jail, on waiting lists. In December, Louisianas chief justice declared an emergency shortfall in public defense funding.

Louisiana is the only state in the country that relies primarily on court fees and fines to fund public defender services including a fee assessed against convicted indigent defendants. The state Legislature supplements local funding sources with state funds, but this discretionary allocation always falls far short of what is needed. The indigent defense system has been under fire for more than 50 years.

State officials and politicians have looked the other way as the system has fallen further into crisis, said Lisa Graybill, deputy legal director at the SPLC. Theyve had the chance to fix it and they have failed, time and again. The operation of a two-tiered system of justice degrades our state, violates our state and federal constitutions and simply cannot continue. We have asked the court to intervene because the poor in this state can wait no longer for justice.

The suit, filed in the 19th Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish, names as defendants Gov. John Bel Edwards and the current members of the Louisiana Public Defender Board. It also names the states chief public defender, who is charged with administering public defense across the state.

Eighty five percent of people accused of a crime in Louisiana are indigent. Louisiana also has the nations highest incarceration rate and the second-highest wrongful conviction rate. A disproportionate number of those incarcerated are people of color, particularly African Americans, who comprise nearly 70 percent of the state prison population.

The U.S. and Louisiana constitutions guarantee the right to meaningful and effective assistance of counsel to anyone charged with a crime punishable by imprisonment. Lawyers are required to communicate with their client about strategy, to conduct an investigation, pursue discovery, research legal issues, file appropriate pretrial motions and advocate for the client in court. The attorney also must possess the skill, training and time to adequately complete these requirements. In Louisiana, system-wide defects prevent public defenders from satisfying these basic obligations.

The number of public defenders and other professionals needed for a functioning public defense system in Louisiana falls far below national standards. Most criminal defendants in the state receive attorneys in name only.

The system has not provided adequate representation for decades. Poor people often sit in jail for months before a public defender is appointed or takes up the case, according to the complaint. While their cases stagnate, jobs are lost, children are left without parents and evidence becomes stale.

Without timely appointment of counsel, the poor are denied any meaningful investigation of the prosecutions case, advocacy during arraignments and bond hearings that could result in a reduction or dismissal of charges or release on bond, access to witnesses and evidence, and assistance with plea negotiations.

Even when attorneys are finally provided, public defenders in Louisiana who regularly carry two to five times the number of cases recommended under the already inflated Louisiana Public Defender Boards standards are often so overwhelmed that they can do little more than recommend a plea agreement.

Plaintiff Michael Carter, 27, has been in jail since August 2015 for firearm and other charges. He faces up to 20 years in jail. In the year-and-a-half he has been jailed, he has never received a visit from his attorney and has been kept in a jail three hours from Baton Rouge, where his family lives.

It has been stressful to be behind bars with no way to contact my attorney or move my case along, he said. My case keeps getting delayed. I shouldnt be kept in the dark just because I dont have the money to pay for an attorney.

The plight of the public defender system and plaintiffs such as Carter contrasts greatly with the states district attorney offices. In Lafourche Parish, the public defender reported almost $826,000 in funding for 2014. The district attorney received $3.5 million and reported a budget surplus of $500,000 at the end of the year, according to the lawsuit. The public defenders office, by comparison, was several thousand dollars in debt at years end.

The suit seeks certification of a class of all indigent adults in the state facing noncapital criminal charges punishable by imprisonment. It also seeks a declaration that the plaintiffs and class have been denied due process, equal protection of the law and the right to counsel.

The suit requests an injunction prohibiting defendants from maintaining a public defender system that fails to provide constitutionally adequate representation. It also asks for a monitor to be appointed to supervise the public defense system until statewide reforms are implemented that fix the constitutional failures. The suit does not seek the release of prisoners awaiting trial or to overturn any criminal convictions, nor is it asking for monetary damages for the plaintiffs.

In just the last year, we have seen Louisianas refusal to address the catastrophic failings of its indigent defense system result in the near-closing of defender offices, the laying off of staff and the indefinite detention of poor people awaiting the assignment of an attorney, the SPLCs Graybill said. All Louisianans, regardless of income, have the right to the assistance of an attorney if they face the loss of liberty.

In addition to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the plaintiffs are represented by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP and Jones Walker LLP.

Economic consulting firms NERA Economic Consulting and Charles Rivers Associates provided pro bono support for the legal team.

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League of the South Announces Formation of ‘Southern Defense Force’ – Southern Poverty Law Center

In a military-styled order titled Directive 02022017, Michael Hill, president of the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS), announced Friday the formation of a new vigilante defense force.

[T]he League of the South is calling for all able-bodied, traditionalist Southern men to join our organizations Southern Defense Force for the purpose of helping our State and local magistrates across Dixie combat this growing leftist menace to our historic Christian civilization. As private citizens in a private organization, we will stand ready to protect our own families and friends, our property, and our liberty from leftist chaos. Moreover, we will be ready to assist our local and State authorities in keeping the peace should they find it necessary to deputize private citizens for that purpose.

It remains to be seen what actions the new Southern Defense Force [SDF] will take to plan for contingencies natural or man-made that might affect the Southern people. But announcements of plans to militarize the League are not new.

In 2014, the group began developing and training a paramilitary unit called the Indomitables to advance a second secession, though such efforts fizzled quickly.

Promising increased LOS militancy has cost the group and led to faltering membership. Since Dylann Roofs massacre of nine congregants at Charlestons Emanuel AME Church in 2015, Hatewatch has documented a string of high-profile departures.

All of that has not stopped Hill from adopting the posture of a military commander, albeit one who has demonstrated a repeated and remarkable inability to maintain a clear chain of command and restrain more impulsive League members. At last years LOS national conference, younger members broke away for an unsanctioned protest of a Montgomery, Alabama, LGBT Pride parade and shouted God hates fags at demonstrators.

LOS President Michael Hill.

Hills militancy also comes as President Trump signs a litany of executive orders to make good on campaign promises on mass immigration and Islamic extremism. Hill wagered hard on a former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s victory in the 2016 election and has since struggledwith the realization that Trump’srhetoric has sapped support in the Deep South for causes historically championed by the League.

Hills announcement closes by directing recruits to contact the League using a web form reserved for normal members. Are you ready to be a man among men? Hill asks. Join the League and its Southern Defense Force today!

The phrase man among men is a reference to propaganda posters for the Rhodesian Army during the Rhodesian Bush War, a civil war from 1964-79 in the unrecognized country of Rhodesia that remains a popular reference for white nationalists. The conflict inspired Dylann Roof, who named his blog The Last Rhodesian and posed for pictures on social media with the Confederate Battle Flag while wearing a jacket patched with a Rhodesian flag.

It seems to have inspired Hill, too. Hehas echoed the Rhodesian mythos in a series of social media postsand on the LOS website, typifying the loss of political hegemony by whites in thatwar as tantamount to racial genocide.

While Hill is just one voice in a growing chorus contributing to an escalation of violent rhetoric across the South and the United States, the formation of the SDF represents something else, too a desperate promise of armed resistance from an aging radical on the fringe of a movement he once dominated.

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SPLC: Trump’s planned changes to government’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ program are politically motivated … – Southern Poverty Law Center

The changes that President Trump is reportedly considering to the governments Countering Violent Extremism program are dangerously misguided, for two important reasons.

First, by changing the name to Countering Violent Islamic Extremism, he is once again singling out a particular religion in violation of our fundamental values and is undermining the very intent of the program. The change will play straight into the hands of terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda by helping them portray our country as being at war with Islam as they recruit young people into their perverse ideology.

It also will further fray the bonds of trust between law enforcement and Muslim-American communities, a trust that is central to the program itself. We know through long experience that Muslim communities are part of the solution, not part of the problem. A program whose very name implicates their religion will only serve to alienate the very people we need to reach.

Second, the threat from terrorists who falsely claim to represent Islam is not the only one we face.

In recent years, weve seen a series of deadly terrorist attacks from homegrown extremists inspired by white supremacist or antigovernment ideologies, such as the massacre at the Charleston church in 2015. But now it appears that President Trump wants the government to stop its efforts to prevent terrorism by far-right extremists.

This is dangerous and unacceptable. Sundays attack on a mosque in Quebec City should remind us, once again, that our government must not let down its guard against the threat posed by non-Islamic extremists indoctrinated into the ideology of hate.

We can only surmise, given that Trump has repeatedly taken cues and talking points from anti-Muslim extremists and that his chief strategist is a champion of the white nationalist movement, that this is a politically motivated decision. The bottom line is that rather than making us safer, it increases the risk.”

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EXCLUSIVE: FBI Removed SPLC, ADL From Resources Pages Over ‘Number Of Concerns’ – Daily Caller

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New information indicates the FBI removed two hate watch organizations from the resources page of its website because of internal concerns with the organizations.

In 2014, the FBI removed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) from the resources page of its civil rights division, telling The Daily Caller at the time that the removal was because the groupswere not themselves government-run.

Upon review, the Civil Rights program only provides links to resources within the federal government, an FBI spokesman told The Daily Caller in 2014. While we appreciate the tremendous support we receive from a variety of organizations, we have elected not to identify those groups on the civil rights page.

According to emails dating back to March 2014 and obtained via a Freedom of Information Act Request by the Immigration Reform Law Institute, the FBI-Civil Rights Unit Section Chief stated that his removal decision was actually [b]ased on a number of concerns, a decision which he came to after he had met with a variety of external and internal partners with the Civil Rights Unit.

Its unclear exactly what those reasons are, but they seem to be extend beyond the reasoning issued in public.

In response to the FOIA release, FBI spokeswoman Samantha Shero told The Daily Caller News Foundation that there were multiple reasons the two groups were removed from the resources list. First, Shero reiterated that the FBI wanted to use government-only resources because the agency didnt want to give the impression that it endorsed or had vetted any research conducted by those non-governmental organizations. And second, the FBI didnt want any groups not on the resources page to feel left out.

According to Shero, those two reasons constituted the number of concerns mentioned in the FBI email from 2014.

The timing of the decision is somewhat notable.

The FBI, based on dates in the email, made the decision almost immediately after meeting with congressional staffers regarding concerns expressed by the head of the Family Research Council, a pro-family, pro-heterosexual marriage organization. The FRCs head complained in February 2014 that its presence on the SPLCs hate-watch list inspired a terrorist attack against the organization. Floyd Corkins, the shooter, explicitly targeted the FRC in August 2012 and wanted to kill as many employees as possible precisely because the FRC had been listed as an anti-gay group on the SPLCs website since 2010.

The FBI met withthese congressional staffers March 12, 2014, and a documentobtained by TheDCNFshowed that the FBI promised to re-evaluated the SPLCs presence on the resource tab on the agencys site.

The FBI email requesting the SPLC and ADLs removal from the resources page came March 18, 2014, just days after agents met with congressional staffers to communicate FRC concerns about the SPLC.

The ADL immediately took umbrage at the removal back in March 2014. ADLs then-National Director Abraham Foxman expressed shock that the FBI removed the group unilaterally without any discussion, whatsoever.

We are shocked, surprised and disappointed that this would be done without any consultation with groups such as ours who have been working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on issues of hate crime. We look forward to having further conversations with them on this issue, Foxman said at the time.

Both the SPLC and the ADL have a history of questionable claims relating to extremism. In a particularly recent example, the SPLC was forced to apologize after placing Ben Carson on an extremist watch listin early 2015, a move which generated serious public backlash.

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Family Research Council | Southern Poverty Law Center

The FRC often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science. The intention is to denigrate LGBT people in its battles against same-sex marriage, hate crimes laws, anti-bullying programs and the repeal of the militarys Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy.

To make the case that the LGBT community is a threat to American society, the FRC employs a number of policy experts whose research has allowed the FRC to be extremely active politically in shaping public debate. Its research fellows and leaders often testify before Congress and appear in the mainstream media. It also works at the grassroots level, conducting outreach to pastors in an effort to transform the culture.

In Its Own Words

The reality is, homosexuals have entered the Scouts in the past for predatory purposes. FRC vice president Rob Schwarzwalder, on radios The Janet Mefferd Show, Feb. 1, 2013.

[H]omosexual activists vehemently reject the evidence which suggests that homosexual men are relative to their numbers, more likely to engage in such actions [childhood sexual abuse] than are heterosexual men. Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at FRC, on why the Boy Scouts should not allow LGBT Scouts or leaders, FRC blog, February 1, 2013.

The videos are titled ‘It Gets Better.’ They are aimed at persuading kids that although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying for ‘coming out’ as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. It’s disgusting. And it’s part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle.” Tony Perkins, FRC fundraising letter, August 2011

“Those who understand the homosexual communitythe activiststhey’re very aggressive, they’reeverything they accuse us of they are in triplicate. They’re intolerant, they’re hateful, vile, they’re spiteful. …. To me, that is the height of hatred, to be silent when we know there are individuals that are engaged in activity, behavior, and an agenda that will destroy them and our nation.” Tony Perkins, Speaking to the Oak Initiative Summit, April 2011

“We believe the evidence shows that relative to the size of their population, homosexual men are more likely to engage in child sexual abuse than are heterosexual men.” Peter Sprigg, “Debating Homosexuality: Understanding Two Views.” 2011.

While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. It is a homosexual problem.

FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC website, 2010

[W]elcoming open homosexuality in the military would clearly damage the readiness and effectiveness of the force in part because it would increase the already serious problem of homosexual assault in the military. Peter Sprigg, Homosexual Assault in the Military,” 2010

“A little-reported fact is that homosexual and lesbian relationships are far more violent than are traditional married households.” — Timothy Dailey, FRC publication, “Homosexual Parenting: Placing Children at Risk,” 2002

Gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement. Robert Knight, FRC director of cultural studies, and Frank York, 1999

[Homosexuality] embodies a deep-seated hatred against true religion. Steven Schwalm, FRC senior writer and analyst, in Desecrating Corpus Christi, 1999

“One of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order.” 1999 FRC publication, “Homosexual Behavior and Pedophilia,” Robert Knight and Frank York

Background

The Family Research Council (FRC) emerged from a 1980 White House conference on families. James Dobson, founder of the religious right powerhouse Focus on the Family, met and prayed with a group of eight Christian leaders at a Washington hotel, leading ultimately to the creation of the FRC in 1983 under the initial direction of Gerald Regnier (formerly of the Department of Health and Human Services). The group became a division of Focus on the Family in 1988 under Gary Bauer, a religious right leader who would use his post as a launching pad for a failed 2000 run for the presidency. Bauer had been the undersecretary of education and a domestic policy advisor to President Reagan.

Bauer raised the FRCs profile, increased its effectiveness, and built a national network of concerned citizens during the Clinton Administration. But the FRC separated from Focus on the Family in 1992 over concerns that its very political work might threaten Focus tax-exempt status; Dobson and two other Focus officials joined the FRCs newly independent board. As an independent nonprofit, the FRC continued its work in pro-family areas, working against abortion and stem cell research, fighting pornography and homosexuality, and promoting the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society. That work would establish FRC as one of the most powerful of the far rights advocacy groups.

Bauer brought in several anti-gay researchers who pumped out defamatory material about the LGBT community. Robert Knight, a longtime conservative writer and journalist and major anti-gay propagandist, served as the FRCs director of cultural affairs from 1992 until 2002, when he went to Concerned Women for America (CWA). Knight later moved on to be a senior writer at Coral Ridge Ministries, now Truth in Action Ministries. He is currently a senior fellow at the right-wing American Civil Rights Union. During his years at the FRC, Knight penned anti-gay tracts that used the research of thoroughly discredited psychologist Paul Cameron, head of the Colorado-based hate group the Family Research Institute. Knight authored numerous anti-gay papers, and even used Camerons infamous gay obituary study in testimony he offered before Congress to oppose the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in 1994. In his prepared statement on that topic, he said, A study of more than 6,400 obituaries in homosexual publications reveals that homosexuals typically have far shorter life spans than the general population. Camerons study has been thoroughly discredited for several reasons, one of which is its deeply flawed methodology. When asked in 2004 about using Camerons work, Knight, by then with CWA, responded, Yes, we have used his research. So what?

While at the FRC, Knight also co-wrote (with Robert York, a former editor at Focus on the Family) a 1999 booklet with the attention-getting title of Homosexual Behavior and Pedophilia. Among its more remarkable claims was the baseless assertion that one of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the prophets of a new sexual order. The same publication argued that the homosexual rights movement has tried to distance itself from pedophilia, but only for public relations purposes. The booklet has since disappeared from the FRCs website, but the organization has not withdrawn the claims it made.

Since Bauer left the group in 1999, the FRC has had two presidents and has also emerged as one of the most powerful religious right lobbying groups in the country, with a bevy of policy researchers and writers and numerous E-mail feeds geared to a variety of causes. Kenneth Connors, a Florida attorney and leader in the pro-life movement, served as president from 2000 to 2003. During his tenure, the FRCs agenda focused on abortion, traditional marriage, religious liberty, parental choice in education and tax relief for families, though a central part of its mission is still working against equal rights legislation for LGBT Americans.

The FRC also strongly promotes the ex-gay movement as a way to combat LGBT civil rights measures, though professional organizations have repeatedly called so-called reparative therapy (which seeks to turn gays and lesbians into heterosexuals) into question and issued statements that dont support it. For instance, the American Psychological Association issued a report in 2009 reviewing studies of ex-gay therapy. The report found that, contrary to the claims of practitioners and advocates, recent research studies do not provide evidence of sexual orientation change as the research methods are inadequate to determine the effectiveness of these interventions, according to Dr. Judith Glassgold, the lead author.

In 2003, former Marine and Louisiana state representative Anthony Richard Tony Perkins became president of the FRC after a failed 2002 run for one of Louisianas U.S. Senate seats. Under his leadership, the group continues to peddle its false claims about homosexuality and has made combating the homosexual agenda a seemingly obsessive interest.

Before joining the FRC, Perkins served two terms as a Louisiana state representative (1996-2004). He is also a veteran of the Marine Corps and a former police officer and television news reporter. In addition to his numerous appearances in the media and his work with FRC, he recently co-authored Personal Faith, Public Policy (2008) with Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Washington, D.C. (Jackson, who is African American, runs the virulently anti-gay Hope Christian Church in Lanham, Md. He is a leader in an effort by white and black religious right preachers to work together against gay rights.)

In his official FRC biography, some facts about Perkins life do not appear. According to The Nation, in 1992, while a reserve police officer in Baton Rouge, Perkins failed to report an illegal conspiracy by antiabortion activists to his superiors. That was Operation Rescues Summer of Purpose, when the group targeted the Delta Womens Clinic in Baton Rouge. Perkins was dividing his time between his duties as a volunteer for the citys police force and his job as a reporter for Woody Vision, a local right-wing television station owned by his mentor, Republican State Rep. Louis Woody Jenkins.

Perkins and his camera crew were a frequent presence outside the clinic, The Nation reported. According to Victor Sachse, a classical record shop owner in the city who volunteered as a patient escort for the clinic, Perkins reporting was so consistently slanted and inflammatory that the clinic demanded his removal from its grounds. In order to control an increasingly tense situation, the police chief had a chain link fence erected to separate anti-abortion activists from pro-choice protesters, and he called in sheriffs deputies and prison guards as extra forces. Perkins publicly criticized the department and the chief and then, after learning about plans for violent tactics by antiabortion activists to break through police lines and send waves of protesters onto the clinics grounds, failed to inform his superiors on the force. As a result of his actions, Perkins was suspended from duty in 1992, and he subsequently quit the reserve force.

In 1996, while managing the U.S. Senate campaign of Woody Jenkins against Mary Landrieu, Perkins paid $82,500 to use the mailing list of former Klan chieftain David Duke. The campaign was fined $3,000 (reduced from $82,500) after Perkins and Jenkins filed false disclosure forms in a bid to hide their link to Duke. Five years later, on May 17, 2001, Perkins gave a speech to the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a white supremacist group that has described black people as a retrograde species of humanity. Perkins who addressed the group while standing in front of a Confederate flag,claimed not to know the groups ideology at the time, but it had been widely publicized in Louisiana and the nation, because in 1999 two years before Perkins speech to the CCC Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott had been embroiled in a national scandal over his ties to the group. GOP chairman Jim Nicholson then urged Republicans to avoid the CCC because of its racist views.

The Duke incident surfaced again in the local press in 2002, when Perkins ran for the Republican nomination for the Senate, dooming his campaign to a fourth-place finish in the primaries.

Part of the FRCs recent strategy is to pound home the false claim that gays and lesbians are more likely to sexually abuse children. This is false. The American Psychological Association, among others, has concluded that homosexual men are not more likely to sexually abuse children than heterosexual men are. That doesnt matter to the FRC, though. Perkins defended the gay men as pedophiles claim yet again in a debate on the Nov. 30, 2010, edition of MSNBCs Hardball With Chris Matthews with the Southern Poverty Law Centers Mark Potok. As the show ended, Perkins stated, If you look at the American College of Pediatricians, they say the research is overwhelming that homosexuality poses a danger to children. So Mark is wrong. He needs to go back and do his own research.

In fact, the SPLC did. The college, despite its professional-sounding name, is a tiny, explicitly religious-right breakaway group from the similarly named American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the 60,000-member association of the profession. The American College of Pediatrics (ACP) splintered from the AAP because of the AAPs support of gay and lesbian parents. Publications of the ACP, which has some 200 members, have been roundly attacked by leading scientific authorities who say they are baseless and who also accuse the college of distorting and misrepresenting their work. (Chris Matthews offered a clarification on a follow-up show to describe what the American College of Pediatricians is and separate it from the AAP.)

Perkins dove into the immigration issue in 2006, signing a statement along with leaders of the anti-immigrant Minuteman movement that called for strong measures aimed at halting increased immigration. Perkins said the effort was necessary, not so much for guarding America’s security as to protect its cultural fabric.

Other anti-gay propagandists at the FRC include Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies, who joined the organization in 2001. Sprigg authored a 2010 brochure touting The Top Ten Myths about Homosexuality. In the brochure, Sprigg claimed that ex-gay therapy works, that sexual orientation can change, that gay people are mentally ill simply because homosexuality makes them that way, and that, Sexual abuse of boys by adult men is many times more common than consensual sex between adult men, and most of those engaging in such molestation identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual. He also claimed that homosexuals are less likely to enter into a committed relationship and less likely to be sexually faithful to a partner. Spriggs sources are a mixture of junk science issued by groups that support ex-gay therapy and legitimate science quoted out of context or cherry-picked, a tactic long used by anti-gay groups to bolster their claims about gay people. Several legitimate researchers, like NYUs Judith Stacey (a source Sprigg uses), have issued public statements condemning the practice and requesting that anti-gay groups stop misrepresenting their work.

In 2004, Sprigg and FRC Senior Research Fellow Timothy Dailey co-authored the 2004 book Getting It Straight: What the Research Shows About Homosexuality. In it, they repeat claims that gay men commit a disproportionate number of child sex abuse cases, that homosexuals are promiscuous, and that lesbians exhibit compulsive behavior. Much of the books content can also be found in separate articles put out by the FRC.

In March 2008, Sprigg responded to a question about uniting gay partners during immigration by saying, I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than import them. He later apologized, but in February 2009, he told Chris Matthews, I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions on homosexual behavior. So we should outlaw gay behavior? Matthews asked. Yes, Sprigg replied.

Dailey, who joined the FRC staff in 1999, is the author of the luridly titled book Dark Obsession: The Tragedy and Threat of the Homosexual Lifestyle as well as several policy papers on the dangers of homosexuality. In Dark Obsession, Dailey describes the tragic life of one young man who died of AIDS. He also includes claims about homosexuality and pedophilia, the instability of LGBT relationships, and links homosexuality to a variety of sexually transmitted diseases. In some of his other papers like Homosexuality and Child Abuse, Dailey links homosexuality to pedophilia, and claims that a tiny percentage of the population (homosexual men) commit one-third or more of the cases of child sexual molestation.

In another paper titled Homosexual Parenting: Placing Children at Risk, Dailey quoted from a study that claimed, A disproportionate percentage 29 percent of the adult children of homosexual parents had been specifically subjected to sexual molestation by that homosexual parent . Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50. Dailey took that data from Paul Cameron, whose work has been repeatedly denounced as shoddy and biased by the scientific community.

More recently, the FRC set its sights on ensuring that the Dont Ask, Dont Tell (DADT) policy in the military remains in place, though it was in fact, repealed in 2011. In late 2010, Perkins held a webcast to discuss the dire consequences of allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, using dubious statistics from a poll the FRC commissioned. According to a report, Mission Compromised, authored by retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, who is FRCs senior fellow for national security, allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly will undermine morale and discipline and infringe on the religious freedom of military chaplains, who will be forced to accept homosexuality and will no longer be permitted to express their religious beliefs about it. In addition, Maginnis predicted that heterosexual service members would be forced to take sensitivity classes that promote the homosexual lifestyle and added that: Homosexual activists seek to force the U.S. military to embrace their radical views and sexual conduct, no matter the consequences for combat effectiveness.

The group has also waded into the debate over anti-bullying policies, which became a matter of national debate after several gay students committed suicide in late 2010. On Oct. 11, 2010, Perkins managed to get the Washington Post to run his op-ed, in which he reiterated his point that anti-bullying policies are not really intended by their supporters to protect students. Homosexual activist groups like GLSEN [Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network] are exploiting these tragedies to push their agenda of demanding not only tolerance of homosexual individuals, but active affirmation of homosexual conduct and their efforts to redefine the family.

In August 2012, Floyd Corkins, 28, walked up to FRCs headquarters in Washington, D.C., and shot and wounded a security guard, who managed to subdue him, because he was opposed to the groups socially conservative policies. He pleaded guilty in February 2013 to three felonies: transporting a firearm over state lines, assault with intent to kill, and committing an act of terrorism while armed.

Corkins, who was volunteering at an LGBT community center at the time of the shooting, told authorities that he had targeted groups that oppose same-sex marriage and that he was going to smother Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in their faces, 15 of which he was carrying in his backpack at the time. Chick-Fil-A was then making national headlines because of its foundations funding of some anti-gay groups and because of statements CEO Dan Cathy had made against marriage equality.

Corkins told FBI agents that he used the SPLC website to determine that the Family Research Council was anti-gay, prompting Perkins to reiterate his earlier claim that SPLC had given a license to Corkins attack because it had named the FRC an ant-gay hate group starting in 2010. Only by ending its hate-labeling practices will the SPLC send a message that it no longer wishes to be a source for those who would commit acts of violence that are only designed to intimidate and silence Christians and others who support natural marriage andtraditional morality, he said. In fact, the SPLC designation was based on FRCs distortion of known facts to demonize gay men as child molesters and similar false claims, and had nothing to do with FRCs support of natural marriage or its belief that homosexuality is a sin.

The day he made the statement about SPLC, Perkins also claimed on CNN that allowing gay people into the Boy Scouts would put children in danger of sexual assault. When pressed by the CNN host, Perkins again resorted to FRCs stock claim, as Perkins once put it, that pedophilia is a homosexual problem. They [Boy Scouts] are trying to create an environment that is protective of children, he said. This [allowing LGBT Scouts and Scout leaders] doesnt make it more protective. There is a disproportionate number of male on boy when we get on pedophilia, male on boy is a higher incident rate of that.”

Corkins pleaded guilty in February 2013 to interstate transportation of a firearm, assault with intent to kill while armed, and committing an act of terrorism while armed. He was sentenced on Sept. 19, 2013, to 25 years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for 45 years, but Corkins attorney requested a sentence of 11 years, noting that his client was mentally ill and receiving treatment at the time of the shooting.

Despite recent gains made for LGBT equality, including the U.S. Supreme Courts June 2013 ruling that struck down as unconstitutional parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, the FRC has continued its anti-gay crusade, including continued opposition to the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). According to Perkins, President Obama is working with the totalitarian homosexual lobby to sneak ENDA into law and should that happen, freedom of religion will be destroyed. Perkins also has worked to keep America safe from Betty Crocker. In September 2013, he called for a boycott of the iconic brand because General Mills, which produces it, donated custom cakes to three LGBT Minnesota couples who were married after the state legalized same-sex marriage a month earlier.

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The Immigration Law Reform Institute, which is an affiliate of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is now preparing a legal claim to pressure the Internal Revenue Service to end the SPLCs non-profit status.If that happens, donors wouldnt get tax deductions for giving to the group.

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This document with exhibits runs over 100 pages, and spells out in laborious detail how the SPLC operates as a campaign operation for one political party and nothing more. For a huge range of reasons, the SPLC deserves to lose its tax status as a 501(c)(3) operation, said a Nov. 22 statement from FAIR.

FAIR has argued for years that the SPLC is not a legitimate charity it is a partisan organization engaged in illegal political activity, said the statement.

FAIR has long clashedwith SPLC, while the SPLC has long accused FAIR of being a supposed hate group.For example, in October 2015, the SPLC posted a statement saying The anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) will be holding its latest border tour on October 30 and 31 in McAllen, Texas.

The SPLC continues to state that FAIR has ties to people it has no ties to, is interested in things its not interested in, and is working for ends its not working toward, said Dan Stein, FAIRs president. The SPLCs attacks have been refuted and effectively dismissed by the media, government agencies, and others who continue to rely on FAIR for information and commentary, Stein said in his statement.

The SPLCs role as a charity has been the subject of much criticism. The groups research was used by a gunman to guide his attack on the Family Research Council, and it was snubbed by the FBI.

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Hate Radio: Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion turned into Audiobook

Something dangerous is happening, the hate is percolating like coffee, anti-Semites are turning all the anti-Semitic books from history into audiobooks.

This is a very dangerous development.

Please report this audiobook to The Internet Archive, ask them to delete it, before people download it and upload it to other video sharing web sites.

Please take action immediately, before the audio file gets a chance to propagate across the Internet.

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With Open Gates – The forced collective suicide of European Nations.

With Open Gates – The forced collective suicide of European Nations – Extended Cinematic Cut 1080p.

The Jewish Racewar Against Western Civilization is No Longer Undeclared.

They have opened up the flood gates to Europe and no one dares to stand up to them for fear of being called a guilt-laden words.

Europe, The United States of America and all of Western Civilization are being invaded by racist migrants, refugees and muslim extremists. The Jews and their liberal allies are at the promotional forefront behind this invasion and they shame anyone who is against it as nazis, racist, haters and extremists.

This is an open declaration of racewar by the Jewish occupiers against Western Civilization and this must be fought to the very end.

This video was censored by the racist anti-Gentile Jewish supremacists of Google and YouTube at the behest of ADL, SPLC and AIPAC.

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SPLC, allies file lawsuit over Louisiana’s broken public defender system – Southern Poverty Law Center

Last year, a funding crisis forced as many as 33 out of 42 public defender offices to stop accepting cases or to place clients, many of whom were in jail, on waiting lists. In December, Louisianas chief justice declared an emergency shortfall in public defense funding. Louisiana is the only state in the country that relies primarily on court fees and fines to fund public defender services including a fee assessed against convicted indigent defendants. The state Legislature supplements local funding sources with state funds, but this discretionary allocation always falls far short of what is needed. The indigent defense system has been under fire for more than 50 years. State officials and politicians have looked the other way as the system has fallen further into crisis, said Lisa Graybill, deputy legal director at the SPLC. Theyve had the chance to fix it and they have failed, time and again. The operation of a two-tiered system of justice degrades our state, violates our state and federal constitutions and simply cannot continue. We have asked the court to intervene because the poor in this state can wait no longer for justice. The suit, filed in the 19th Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish, names as defendants Gov. John Bel Edwards and the current members of the Louisiana Public Defender Board. It also names the states chief public defender, who is charged with administering public defense across the state. Eighty five percent of people accused of a crime in Louisiana are indigent. Louisiana also has the nations highest incarceration rate and the second-highest wrongful conviction rate. A disproportionate number of those incarcerated are people of color, particularly African Americans, who comprise nearly 70 percent of the state prison population. The U.S. and Louisiana constitutions guarantee the right to meaningful and effective assistance of counsel to anyone charged with a crime punishable by imprisonment. Lawyers are required to communicate with their client about strategy, to conduct an investigation, pursue discovery, research legal issues, file appropriate pretrial motions and advocate for the client in court. The attorney also must possess the skill, training and time to adequately complete these requirements. In Louisiana, system-wide defects prevent public defenders from satisfying these basic obligations. The number of public defenders and other professionals needed for a functioning public defense system in Louisiana falls far below national standards. Most criminal defendants in the state receive attorneys in name only. The system has not provided adequate representation for decades. Poor people often sit in jail for months before a public defender is appointed or takes up the case, according to the complaint. While their cases stagnate, jobs are lost, children are left without parents and evidence becomes stale. Without timely appointment of counsel, the poor are denied any meaningful investigation of the prosecutions case, advocacy during arraignments and bond hearings that could result in a reduction or dismissal of charges or release on bond, access to witnesses and evidence, and assistance with plea negotiations. Even when attorneys are finally provided, public defenders in Louisiana who regularly carry two to five times the number of cases recommended under the already inflated Louisiana Public Defender Boards standards are often so overwhelmed that they can do little more than recommend a plea agreement. Plaintiff Michael Carter, 27, has been in jail since August 2015 for firearm and other charges. He faces up to 20 years in jail. In the year-and-a-half he has been jailed, he has never received a visit from his attorney and has been kept in a jail three hours from Baton Rouge, where his family lives. It has been stressful to be behind bars with no way to contact my attorney or move my case along, he said. My case keeps getting delayed. I shouldnt be kept in the dark just because I dont have the money to pay for an attorney. The plight of the public defender system and plaintiffs such as Carter contrasts greatly with the states district attorney offices. In Lafourche Parish, the public defender reported almost $826,000 in funding for 2014. The district attorney received $3.5 million and reported a budget surplus of $500,000 at the end of the year, according to the lawsuit. The public defenders office, by comparison, was several thousand dollars in debt at years end. The suit seeks certification of a class of all indigent adults in the state facing noncapital criminal charges punishable by imprisonment. It also seeks a declaration that the plaintiffs and class have been denied due process, equal protection of the law and the right to counsel. The suit requests an injunction prohibiting defendants from maintaining a public defender system that fails to provide constitutionally adequate representation. It also asks for a monitor to be appointed to supervise the public defense system until statewide reforms are implemented that fix the constitutional failures. The suit does not seek the release of prisoners awaiting trial or to overturn any criminal convictions, nor is it asking for monetary damages for the plaintiffs. In just the last year, we have seen Louisianas refusal to address the catastrophic failings of its indigent defense system result in the near-closing of defender offices, the laying off of staff and the indefinite detention of poor people awaiting the assignment of an attorney, the SPLCs Graybill said. All Louisianans, regardless of income, have the right to the assistance of an attorney if they face the loss of liberty. In addition to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the plaintiffs are represented by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP and Jones Walker LLP. Economic consulting firms NERA Economic Consulting and Charles Rivers Associates provided pro bono support for the legal team.

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League of the South Announces Formation of ‘Southern Defense Force’ – Southern Poverty Law Center

In a military-styled order titled Directive 02022017, Michael Hill, president of the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS), announced Friday the formation of a new vigilante defense force. [T]he League of the South is calling for all able-bodied, traditionalist Southern men to join our organizations Southern Defense Force for the purpose of helping our State and local magistrates across Dixie combat this growing leftist menace to our historic Christian civilization. As private citizens in a private organization, we will stand ready to protect our own families and friends, our property, and our liberty from leftist chaos. Moreover, we will be ready to assist our local and State authorities in keeping the peace should they find it necessary to deputize private citizens for that purpose. It remains to be seen what actions the new Southern Defense Force [SDF] will take to plan for contingencies natural or man-made that might affect the Southern people. But announcements of plans to militarize the League are not new. In 2014, the group began developing and training a paramilitary unit called the Indomitables to advance a second secession, though such efforts fizzled quickly. Promising increased LOS militancy has cost the group and led to faltering membership. Since Dylann Roofs massacre of nine congregants at Charlestons Emanuel AME Church in 2015, Hatewatch has documented a string of high-profile departures. All of that has not stopped Hill from adopting the posture of a military commander, albeit one who has demonstrated a repeated and remarkable inability to maintain a clear chain of command and restrain more impulsive League members. At last years LOS national conference, younger members broke away for an unsanctioned protest of a Montgomery, Alabama, LGBT Pride parade and shouted God hates fags at demonstrators. LOS President Michael Hill. Hills militancy also comes as President Trump signs a litany of executive orders to make good on campaign promises on mass immigration and Islamic extremism. Hill wagered hard on a former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s victory in the 2016 election and has since struggledwith the realization that Trump’srhetoric has sapped support in the Deep South for causes historically championed by the League. Hills announcement closes by directing recruits to contact the League using a web form reserved for normal members. Are you ready to be a man among men? Hill asks. Join the League and its Southern Defense Force today! The phrase man among men is a reference to propaganda posters for the Rhodesian Army during the Rhodesian Bush War, a civil war from 1964-79 in the unrecognized country of Rhodesia that remains a popular reference for white nationalists. The conflict inspired Dylann Roof, who named his blog The Last Rhodesian and posed for pictures on social media with the Confederate Battle Flag while wearing a jacket patched with a Rhodesian flag. It seems to have inspired Hill, too. Hehas echoed the Rhodesian mythos in a series of social media postsand on the LOS website, typifying the loss of political hegemony by whites in thatwar as tantamount to racial genocide. While Hill is just one voice in a growing chorus contributing to an escalation of violent rhetoric across the South and the United States, the formation of the SDF represents something else, too a desperate promise of armed resistance from an aging radical on the fringe of a movement he once dominated.

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SPLC: Trump’s planned changes to government’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ program are politically motivated … – Southern Poverty Law Center

The changes that President Trump is reportedly considering to the governments Countering Violent Extremism program are dangerously misguided, for two important reasons. First, by changing the name to Countering Violent Islamic Extremism, he is once again singling out a particular religion in violation of our fundamental values and is undermining the very intent of the program. The change will play straight into the hands of terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda by helping them portray our country as being at war with Islam as they recruit young people into their perverse ideology. It also will further fray the bonds of trust between law enforcement and Muslim-American communities, a trust that is central to the program itself. We know through long experience that Muslim communities are part of the solution, not part of the problem. A program whose very name implicates their religion will only serve to alienate the very people we need to reach. Second, the threat from terrorists who falsely claim to represent Islam is not the only one we face. In recent years, weve seen a series of deadly terrorist attacks from homegrown extremists inspired by white supremacist or antigovernment ideologies, such as the massacre at the Charleston church in 2015. But now it appears that President Trump wants the government to stop its efforts to prevent terrorism by far-right extremists. This is dangerous and unacceptable. Sundays attack on a mosque in Quebec City should remind us, once again, that our government must not let down its guard against the threat posed by non-Islamic extremists indoctrinated into the ideology of hate. We can only surmise, given that Trump has repeatedly taken cues and talking points from anti-Muslim extremists and that his chief strategist is a champion of the white nationalist movement, that this is a politically motivated decision. The bottom line is that rather than making us safer, it increases the risk.”

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EXCLUSIVE: FBI Removed SPLC, ADL From Resources Pages Over ‘Number Of Concerns’ – Daily Caller

5458727 New information indicates the FBI removed two hate watch organizations from the resources page of its website because of internal concerns with the organizations. In 2014, the FBI removed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) from the resources page of its civil rights division, telling The Daily Caller at the time that the removal was because the groupswere not themselves government-run. Upon review, the Civil Rights program only provides links to resources within the federal government, an FBI spokesman told The Daily Caller in 2014. While we appreciate the tremendous support we receive from a variety of organizations, we have elected not to identify those groups on the civil rights page. According to emails dating back to March 2014 and obtained via a Freedom of Information Act Request by the Immigration Reform Law Institute, the FBI-Civil Rights Unit Section Chief stated that his removal decision was actually [b]ased on a number of concerns, a decision which he came to after he had met with a variety of external and internal partners with the Civil Rights Unit. Its unclear exactly what those reasons are, but they seem to be extend beyond the reasoning issued in public. In response to the FOIA release, FBI spokeswoman Samantha Shero told The Daily Caller News Foundation that there were multiple reasons the two groups were removed from the resources list. First, Shero reiterated that the FBI wanted to use government-only resources because the agency didnt want to give the impression that it endorsed or had vetted any research conducted by those non-governmental organizations. And second, the FBI didnt want any groups not on the resources page to feel left out. According to Shero, those two reasons constituted the number of concerns mentioned in the FBI email from 2014. The timing of the decision is somewhat notable. The FBI, based on dates in the email, made the decision almost immediately after meeting with congressional staffers regarding concerns expressed by the head of the Family Research Council, a pro-family, pro-heterosexual marriage organization. The FRCs head complained in February 2014 that its presence on the SPLCs hate-watch list inspired a terrorist attack against the organization. Floyd Corkins, the shooter, explicitly targeted the FRC in August 2012 and wanted to kill as many employees as possible precisely because the FRC had been listed as an anti-gay group on the SPLCs website since 2010. The FBI met withthese congressional staffers March 12, 2014, and a documentobtained by TheDCNFshowed that the FBI promised to re-evaluated the SPLCs presence on the resource tab on the agencys site. The FBI email requesting the SPLC and ADLs removal from the resources page came March 18, 2014, just days after agents met with congressional staffers to communicate FRC concerns about the SPLC. The ADL immediately took umbrage at the removal back in March 2014. ADLs then-National Director Abraham Foxman expressed shock that the FBI removed the group unilaterally without any discussion, whatsoever. We are shocked, surprised and disappointed that this would be done without any consultation with groups such as ours who have been working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on issues of hate crime. We look forward to having further conversations with them on this issue, Foxman said at the time. Both the SPLC and the ADL have a history of questionable claims relating to extremism. In a particularly recent example, the SPLC was forced to apologize after placing Ben Carson on an extremist watch listin early 2015, a move which generated serious public backlash. Neither the ADL, nor the SPLC responded to a request for comment. Follow Jonah Bennett on Twitter Send tips tojonah@dailycallernewsfoundation.org. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

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Family Research Council | Southern Poverty Law Center

The FRC often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science. The intention is to denigrate LGBT people in its battles against same-sex marriage, hate crimes laws, anti-bullying programs and the repeal of the militarys Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy. To make the case that the LGBT community is a threat to American society, the FRC employs a number of policy experts whose research has allowed the FRC to be extremely active politically in shaping public debate. Its research fellows and leaders often testify before Congress and appear in the mainstream media. It also works at the grassroots level, conducting outreach to pastors in an effort to transform the culture. In Its Own Words The reality is, homosexuals have entered the Scouts in the past for predatory purposes. FRC vice president Rob Schwarzwalder, on radios The Janet Mefferd Show, Feb. 1, 2013. [H]omosexual activists vehemently reject the evidence which suggests that homosexual men are relative to their numbers, more likely to engage in such actions [childhood sexual abuse] than are heterosexual men. Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at FRC, on why the Boy Scouts should not allow LGBT Scouts or leaders, FRC blog, February 1, 2013. The videos are titled ‘It Gets Better.’ They are aimed at persuading kids that although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying for ‘coming out’ as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. It’s disgusting. And it’s part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle.” Tony Perkins, FRC fundraising letter, August 2011 “Those who understand the homosexual communitythe activiststhey’re very aggressive, they’reeverything they accuse us of they are in triplicate. They’re intolerant, they’re hateful, vile, they’re spiteful. …. To me, that is the height of hatred, to be silent when we know there are individuals that are engaged in activity, behavior, and an agenda that will destroy them and our nation.” Tony Perkins, Speaking to the Oak Initiative Summit, April 2011 “We believe the evidence shows that relative to the size of their population, homosexual men are more likely to engage in child sexual abuse than are heterosexual men.” Peter Sprigg, “Debating Homosexuality: Understanding Two Views.” 2011. While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. It is a homosexual problem. FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC website, 2010 [W]elcoming open homosexuality in the military would clearly damage the readiness and effectiveness of the force in part because it would increase the already serious problem of homosexual assault in the military. Peter Sprigg, Homosexual Assault in the Military,” 2010 “A little-reported fact is that homosexual and lesbian relationships are far more violent than are traditional married households.” — Timothy Dailey, FRC publication, “Homosexual Parenting: Placing Children at Risk,” 2002 Gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement. Robert Knight, FRC director of cultural studies, and Frank York, 1999 [Homosexuality] embodies a deep-seated hatred against true religion. Steven Schwalm, FRC senior writer and analyst, in Desecrating Corpus Christi, 1999 “One of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order.” 1999 FRC publication, “Homosexual Behavior and Pedophilia,” Robert Knight and Frank York Background The Family Research Council (FRC) emerged from a 1980 White House conference on families. James Dobson, founder of the religious right powerhouse Focus on the Family, met and prayed with a group of eight Christian leaders at a Washington hotel, leading ultimately to the creation of the FRC in 1983 under the initial direction of Gerald Regnier (formerly of the Department of Health and Human Services). The group became a division of Focus on the Family in 1988 under Gary Bauer, a religious right leader who would use his post as a launching pad for a failed 2000 run for the presidency. Bauer had been the undersecretary of education and a domestic policy advisor to President Reagan. Bauer raised the FRCs profile, increased its effectiveness, and built a national network of concerned citizens during the Clinton Administration. But the FRC separated from Focus on the Family in 1992 over concerns that its very political work might threaten Focus tax-exempt status; Dobson and two other Focus officials joined the FRCs newly independent board. As an independent nonprofit, the FRC continued its work in pro-family areas, working against abortion and stem cell research, fighting pornography and homosexuality, and promoting the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society. That work would establish FRC as one of the most powerful of the far rights advocacy groups. Bauer brought in several anti-gay researchers who pumped out defamatory material about the LGBT community. Robert Knight, a longtime conservative writer and journalist and major anti-gay propagandist, served as the FRCs director of cultural affairs from 1992 until 2002, when he went to Concerned Women for America (CWA). Knight later moved on to be a senior writer at Coral Ridge Ministries, now Truth in Action Ministries. He is currently a senior fellow at the right-wing American Civil Rights Union. During his years at the FRC, Knight penned anti-gay tracts that used the research of thoroughly discredited psychologist Paul Cameron, head of the Colorado-based hate group the Family Research Institute. Knight authored numerous anti-gay papers, and even used Camerons infamous gay obituary study in testimony he offered before Congress to oppose the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in 1994. In his prepared statement on that topic, he said, A study of more than 6,400 obituaries in homosexual publications reveals that homosexuals typically have far shorter life spans than the general population. Camerons study has been thoroughly discredited for several reasons, one of which is its deeply flawed methodology. When asked in 2004 about using Camerons work, Knight, by then with CWA, responded, Yes, we have used his research. So what? While at the FRC, Knight also co-wrote (with Robert York, a former editor at Focus on the Family) a 1999 booklet with the attention-getting title of Homosexual Behavior and Pedophilia. Among its more remarkable claims was the baseless assertion that one of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the prophets of a new sexual order. The same publication argued that the homosexual rights movement has tried to distance itself from pedophilia, but only for public relations purposes. The booklet has since disappeared from the FRCs website, but the organization has not withdrawn the claims it made. Since Bauer left the group in 1999, the FRC has had two presidents and has also emerged as one of the most powerful religious right lobbying groups in the country, with a bevy of policy researchers and writers and numerous E-mail feeds geared to a variety of causes. Kenneth Connors, a Florida attorney and leader in the pro-life movement, served as president from 2000 to 2003. During his tenure, the FRCs agenda focused on abortion, traditional marriage, religious liberty, parental choice in education and tax relief for families, though a central part of its mission is still working against equal rights legislation for LGBT Americans. The FRC also strongly promotes the ex-gay movement as a way to combat LGBT civil rights measures, though professional organizations have repeatedly called so-called reparative therapy (which seeks to turn gays and lesbians into heterosexuals) into question and issued statements that dont support it. For instance, the American Psychological Association issued a report in 2009 reviewing studies of ex-gay therapy. The report found that, contrary to the claims of practitioners and advocates, recent research studies do not provide evidence of sexual orientation change as the research methods are inadequate to determine the effectiveness of these interventions, according to Dr. Judith Glassgold, the lead author. In 2003, former Marine and Louisiana state representative Anthony Richard Tony Perkins became president of the FRC after a failed 2002 run for one of Louisianas U.S. Senate seats. Under his leadership, the group continues to peddle its false claims about homosexuality and has made combating the homosexual agenda a seemingly obsessive interest. Before joining the FRC, Perkins served two terms as a Louisiana state representative (1996-2004). He is also a veteran of the Marine Corps and a former police officer and television news reporter. In addition to his numerous appearances in the media and his work with FRC, he recently co-authored Personal Faith, Public Policy (2008) with Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Washington, D.C. (Jackson, who is African American, runs the virulently anti-gay Hope Christian Church in Lanham, Md. He is a leader in an effort by white and black religious right preachers to work together against gay rights.) In his official FRC biography, some facts about Perkins life do not appear. According to The Nation, in 1992, while a reserve police officer in Baton Rouge, Perkins failed to report an illegal conspiracy by antiabortion activists to his superiors. That was Operation Rescues Summer of Purpose, when the group targeted the Delta Womens Clinic in Baton Rouge. Perkins was dividing his time between his duties as a volunteer for the citys police force and his job as a reporter for Woody Vision, a local right-wing television station owned by his mentor, Republican State Rep. Louis Woody Jenkins. Perkins and his camera crew were a frequent presence outside the clinic, The Nation reported. According to Victor Sachse, a classical record shop owner in the city who volunteered as a patient escort for the clinic, Perkins reporting was so consistently slanted and inflammatory that the clinic demanded his removal from its grounds. In order to control an increasingly tense situation, the police chief had a chain link fence erected to separate anti-abortion activists from pro-choice protesters, and he called in sheriffs deputies and prison guards as extra forces. Perkins publicly criticized the department and the chief and then, after learning about plans for violent tactics by antiabortion activists to break through police lines and send waves of protesters onto the clinics grounds, failed to inform his superiors on the force. As a result of his actions, Perkins was suspended from duty in 1992, and he subsequently quit the reserve force. In 1996, while managing the U.S. Senate campaign of Woody Jenkins against Mary Landrieu, Perkins paid $82,500 to use the mailing list of former Klan chieftain David Duke. The campaign was fined $3,000 (reduced from $82,500) after Perkins and Jenkins filed false disclosure forms in a bid to hide their link to Duke. Five years later, on May 17, 2001, Perkins gave a speech to the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a white supremacist group that has described black people as a retrograde species of humanity. Perkins who addressed the group while standing in front of a Confederate flag,claimed not to know the groups ideology at the time, but it had been widely publicized in Louisiana and the nation, because in 1999 two years before Perkins speech to the CCC Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott had been embroiled in a national scandal over his ties to the group. GOP chairman Jim Nicholson then urged Republicans to avoid the CCC because of its racist views. The Duke incident surfaced again in the local press in 2002, when Perkins ran for the Republican nomination for the Senate, dooming his campaign to a fourth-place finish in the primaries. Part of the FRCs recent strategy is to pound home the false claim that gays and lesbians are more likely to sexually abuse children. This is false. The American Psychological Association, among others, has concluded that homosexual men are not more likely to sexually abuse children than heterosexual men are. That doesnt matter to the FRC, though. Perkins defended the gay men as pedophiles claim yet again in a debate on the Nov. 30, 2010, edition of MSNBCs Hardball With Chris Matthews with the Southern Poverty Law Centers Mark Potok. As the show ended, Perkins stated, If you look at the American College of Pediatricians, they say the research is overwhelming that homosexuality poses a danger to children. So Mark is wrong. He needs to go back and do his own research. In fact, the SPLC did. The college, despite its professional-sounding name, is a tiny, explicitly religious-right breakaway group from the similarly named American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the 60,000-member association of the profession. The American College of Pediatrics (ACP) splintered from the AAP because of the AAPs support of gay and lesbian parents. Publications of the ACP, which has some 200 members, have been roundly attacked by leading scientific authorities who say they are baseless and who also accuse the college of distorting and misrepresenting their work. (Chris Matthews offered a clarification on a follow-up show to describe what the American College of Pediatricians is and separate it from the AAP.) Perkins dove into the immigration issue in 2006, signing a statement along with leaders of the anti-immigrant Minuteman movement that called for strong measures aimed at halting increased immigration. Perkins said the effort was necessary, not so much for guarding America’s security as to protect its cultural fabric. Other anti-gay propagandists at the FRC include Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies, who joined the organization in 2001. Sprigg authored a 2010 brochure touting The Top Ten Myths about Homosexuality. In the brochure, Sprigg claimed that ex-gay therapy works, that sexual orientation can change, that gay people are mentally ill simply because homosexuality makes them that way, and that, Sexual abuse of boys by adult men is many times more common than consensual sex between adult men, and most of those engaging in such molestation identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual. He also claimed that homosexuals are less likely to enter into a committed relationship and less likely to be sexually faithful to a partner. Spriggs sources are a mixture of junk science issued by groups that support ex-gay therapy and legitimate science quoted out of context or cherry-picked, a tactic long used by anti-gay groups to bolster their claims about gay people. Several legitimate researchers, like NYUs Judith Stacey (a source Sprigg uses), have issued public statements condemning the practice and requesting that anti-gay groups stop misrepresenting their work. In 2004, Sprigg and FRC Senior Research Fellow Timothy Dailey co-authored the 2004 book Getting It Straight: What the Research Shows About Homosexuality. In it, they repeat claims that gay men commit a disproportionate number of child sex abuse cases, that homosexuals are promiscuous, and that lesbians exhibit compulsive behavior. Much of the books content can also be found in separate articles put out by the FRC. In March 2008, Sprigg responded to a question about uniting gay partners during immigration by saying, I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than import them. He later apologized, but in February 2009, he told Chris Matthews, I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions on homosexual behavior. So we should outlaw gay behavior? Matthews asked. Yes, Sprigg replied. Dailey, who joined the FRC staff in 1999, is the author of the luridly titled book Dark Obsession: The Tragedy and Threat of the Homosexual Lifestyle as well as several policy papers on the dangers of homosexuality. In Dark Obsession, Dailey describes the tragic life of one young man who died of AIDS. He also includes claims about homosexuality and pedophilia, the instability of LGBT relationships, and links homosexuality to a variety of sexually transmitted diseases. In some of his other papers like Homosexuality and Child Abuse, Dailey links homosexuality to pedophilia, and claims that a tiny percentage of the population (homosexual men) commit one-third or more of the cases of child sexual molestation. In another paper titled Homosexual Parenting: Placing Children at Risk, Dailey quoted from a study that claimed, A disproportionate percentage 29 percent of the adult children of homosexual parents had been specifically subjected to sexual molestation by that homosexual parent . Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50. Dailey took that data from Paul Cameron, whose work has been repeatedly denounced as shoddy and biased by the scientific community. More recently, the FRC set its sights on ensuring that the Dont Ask, Dont Tell (DADT) policy in the military remains in place, though it was in fact, repealed in 2011. In late 2010, Perkins held a webcast to discuss the dire consequences of allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, using dubious statistics from a poll the FRC commissioned. According to a report, Mission Compromised, authored by retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, who is FRCs senior fellow for national security, allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly will undermine morale and discipline and infringe on the religious freedom of military chaplains, who will be forced to accept homosexuality and will no longer be permitted to express their religious beliefs about it. In addition, Maginnis predicted that heterosexual service members would be forced to take sensitivity classes that promote the homosexual lifestyle and added that: Homosexual activists seek to force the U.S. military to embrace their radical views and sexual conduct, no matter the consequences for combat effectiveness. The group has also waded into the debate over anti-bullying policies, which became a matter of national debate after several gay students committed suicide in late 2010. On Oct. 11, 2010, Perkins managed to get the Washington Post to run his op-ed, in which he reiterated his point that anti-bullying policies are not really intended by their supporters to protect students. Homosexual activist groups like GLSEN [Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network] are exploiting these tragedies to push their agenda of demanding not only tolerance of homosexual individuals, but active affirmation of homosexual conduct and their efforts to redefine the family. In August 2012, Floyd Corkins, 28, walked up to FRCs headquarters in Washington, D.C., and shot and wounded a security guard, who managed to subdue him, because he was opposed to the groups socially conservative policies. He pleaded guilty in February 2013 to three felonies: transporting a firearm over state lines, assault with intent to kill, and committing an act of terrorism while armed. Corkins, who was volunteering at an LGBT community center at the time of the shooting, told authorities that he had targeted groups that oppose same-sex marriage and that he was going to smother Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in their faces, 15 of which he was carrying in his backpack at the time. Chick-Fil-A was then making national headlines because of its foundations funding of some anti-gay groups and because of statements CEO Dan Cathy had made against marriage equality. Corkins told FBI agents that he used the SPLC website to determine that the Family Research Council was anti-gay, prompting Perkins to reiterate his earlier claim that SPLC had given a license to Corkins attack because it had named the FRC an ant-gay hate group starting in 2010. Only by ending its hate-labeling practices will the SPLC send a message that it no longer wishes to be a source for those who would commit acts of violence that are only designed to intimidate and silence Christians and others who support natural marriage andtraditional morality, he said. In fact, the SPLC designation was based on FRCs distortion of known facts to demonize gay men as child molesters and similar false claims, and had nothing to do with FRCs support of natural marriage or its belief that homosexuality is a sin. The day he made the statement about SPLC, Perkins also claimed on CNN that allowing gay people into the Boy Scouts would put children in danger of sexual assault. When pressed by the CNN host, Perkins again resorted to FRCs stock claim, as Perkins once put it, that pedophilia is a homosexual problem. They [Boy Scouts] are trying to create an environment that is protective of children, he said. This [allowing LGBT Scouts and Scout leaders] doesnt make it more protective. There is a disproportionate number of male on boy when we get on pedophilia, male on boy is a higher incident rate of that.” Corkins pleaded guilty in February 2013 to interstate transportation of a firearm, assault with intent to kill while armed, and committing an act of terrorism while armed. He was sentenced on Sept. 19, 2013, to 25 years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for 45 years, but Corkins attorney requested a sentence of 11 years, noting that his client was mentally ill and receiving treatment at the time of the shooting. Despite recent gains made for LGBT equality, including the U.S. Supreme Courts June 2013 ruling that struck down as unconstitutional parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, the FRC has continued its anti-gay crusade, including continued opposition to the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). According to Perkins, President Obama is working with the totalitarian homosexual lobby to sneak ENDA into law and should that happen, freedom of religion will be destroyed. Perkins also has worked to keep America safe from Betty Crocker. In September 2013, he called for a boycott of the iconic brand because General Mills, which produces it, donated custom cakes to three LGBT Minnesota couples who were married after the state legalized same-sex marriage a month earlier. Other Languages French Spanish Russian Portuguese

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SPLC Should Lose Non-Profit Tax Status, Says Immigration …

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER The Immigration Law Reform Institute, which is an affiliate of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is now preparing a legal claim to pressure the Internal Revenue Service to end the SPLCs non-profit status.If that happens, donors wouldnt get tax deductions for giving to the group. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER This document with exhibits runs over 100 pages, and spells out in laborious detail how the SPLC operates as a campaign operation for one political party and nothing more. For a huge range of reasons, the SPLC deserves to lose its tax status as a 501(c)(3) operation, said a Nov. 22 statement from FAIR. FAIR has argued for years that the SPLC is not a legitimate charity it is a partisan organization engaged in illegal political activity, said the statement. FAIR has long clashedwith SPLC, while the SPLC has long accused FAIR of being a supposed hate group.For example, in October 2015, the SPLC posted a statement saying The anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) will be holding its latest border tour on October 30 and 31 in McAllen, Texas. The SPLC continues to state that FAIR has ties to people it has no ties to, is interested in things its not interested in, and is working for ends its not working toward, said Dan Stein, FAIRs president. The SPLCs attacks have been refuted and effectively dismissed by the media, government agencies, and others who continue to rely on FAIR for information and commentary, Stein said in his statement. The SPLCs role as a charity has been the subject of much criticism. The groups research was used by a gunman to guide his attack on the Family Research Council, and it was snubbed by the FBI. The SPLC did not respond to Breitbart News.

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Hate Radio: Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion turned into Audiobook

Something dangerous is happening, the hate is percolating like coffee, anti-Semites are turning all the anti-Semitic books from history into audiobooks.This is a very dangerous development.Please report this audiobook to The Internet Archive, ask them to delete it, before people download it and upload it to other video sharing web sites.Please take action immediately, before […]

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With Open Gates – The forced collective suicide of European Nations.

With Open Gates – The forced collective suicide of European Nations – Extended Cinematic Cut 1080p.The Jewish Racewar Against Western Civilization is No Longer Undeclared.They have opened up the flood gates to Europe and no one dares to stand up to them for fear of being called a guilt-laden words.Europe, The United States of America […]

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