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Henry Harpending

The dumbing down of the establishment left is amusingly illustrated by how the Southern Poverty Law Center, Americas most lucrative hate group, put the great scientist Henry Harpending (19442016) on their Extremist Info blacklist as a White Nationalist on the grounds that

Henry Harpending is a controversial anthropologist at the University of Utah who studies human evolution and, in his words, genetic diversity within and between human populations.

(Do you ever get the feeling that SPLC staffers are just going through the motions for the money, or perhaps even intentionally trolling their own racket?)

Henry, who died over the weekend, was the rare college professor whose career justified the concept of tenure. The holder of a chair at the U. of Utah in anthropology, the subject perhaps most emasculated by political correctness, he enjoyed a double-sided career as a cultural researcher in the field and as a quantitative genetic theorist at the whiteboard.

These days its hard to remember that in the mid20th century anthropology was a subject of considerable glamour, with its two competing wings of physical/genetic anthropology (as exemplified by Francis Galton) and cultural anthropology (Franz Boas) both adding to its prestige. The Darwinians (such as Carleton Coon) argued in favor of nature and the Boasians (such as Margaret Mead) in favor of nurture, and theres nothing much more interesting to debate.

The 60s, however, proved disastrous to anthropology, as the left grew increasingly hysterical, seeing a balanced perspective giving weight to both nurture and nature as concomitant to Hitlerism. At Stanford, eventually, the war within the anthropology department grew so heated that provost Condi Rice resorted to splitting the baby into two departments: anthropological sciences versus cultural and social anthropology, which seemed more a branch of postmodern literary criticism.

One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ.

Not surprisingly, as noticing the broad patterns of similarity and difference among humans increasingly required career-endangering courage, the public lost interest in anthropology.

And yet the study of man couldnt help but attract some of the most adventurous intellects. Harpending, a country boy from the northern Appalachians, spent close to four years in Africa living with tribes of hunting Bushmen and herding Herero.

Henry fell in love with Africa. He seriously considered leaving academia to take up being a Great White Hunter safari guide so he could stay in Africa.

Famous anthropologists tend to elicit or impress their own personalities upon their subject tribes in a sort of Heisenbergian process. Mead, for example, reported back that Samoan teenagers were sexually adventurous, rather like herself, while the macho Napoleon Chagnon found that the Yanomami of South America were as fierce as he was.

In Henrys accounts, the Bushmen and Herero of the Kalahari Desert tended to be, as he was, cheerful, witty, insightful, and brave.

But they were also, he pointed out, quite different, a perception that cultural anthropologists were increasingly unwilling to recognize.

The small, yellow-brown Bushmen, hunters who mated more or less for life and put much effort into feeding their nuclear families, reminded Henry of his upstate New York neighbors. If fathers didnt work, their children would go hungry.

In contrast, the Bantu Herero (distant relatives of American blacks) were full of surprises. In general, black African men seemed less concerned with bringing home the bacon to provision their children than did Bushmen dads.

In black African farming cultures, women do most of the work because agriculture involves light weeding with hoes rather than heavy plowing. Men are less expected to contribute functionally to their childrens upkeep, but are expected to be sexy.

Among the herding Herero, though, the men labored like American cowboys (but to support their mothers, sisters, and nieces rather than their wives and children), while the women gossiped, schemed, and slept around. Henry noted:

My own cynical perspective on it is that the Herero are a nearly perfect 1970s feminist version of Stepford Wives with the sexes reversed. The women pull all the strings and pursue their own interests while the men are droids run by the women, occupied mostly with mumbo-jumbo like witchcraft and the ancestor cult.

What Africans call witch doctors, anthropologists now call traditional healers, which is rather missing the point about the purpose of the dark arts. As Henry observed, semantic cleansing has led to the loss of a lot of knowledge about human cultural diversity.

On his West Hunter blog, Henry observed how the most distinctively African aspect of the widespread belief in witchcraft is that a rival can project malevolent forces vast distances against you without his even consciously willing it:

A colleague pointed out a few weeks ago, after hearing this story, that if [a belief in witchcraft] is nearly pan-African then perhaps some of it came to the New World. Prominent and not so prominent talkers from the American Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like institutional racism and white privilege.

Ta-Nehisi Coates should be proud of how deeply African his style of thinking is.

This Bushmen vs. Herero illustration of the plasticity of human behavior would likely have delighted Boas. But such insights are much too interesting for contemporary cultural anthropologists, since they are only interested in blaming whites, and men, and white men.

In 1999, I started an email group to discuss human biodiversity. Fortuitously, my project happened to bring Henry into contact for the first time with the physicist Gregory Cochran, who had developed an interest in applying and extending evolutionary theory. Together, they went on to set off sparks that might someday be recognized as the leading intellectual development of the early 21st century.

Their overarching breakthrough was the realization that the rapid development of human culture since the invention of agriculture roughly 10,000 years ago doesnt mean that Darwinian evolution slowed down, as was nearly universally assumed in the late 20th century. Instead, the development of new and different cultural pressures on different continents implied that selection must have sped up, increasing the biodiversity of humanity.

In 2005, they illustrated their general thesis with a stunning paper on The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence. One of the great scientific papers of the age, it elicited admiring attention from Steven Pinker and Nicholas Wade. Henry and Greg noted that the proliferation of European Jewish genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and torsion dystonia are likely offshoots of selection pressure for literacy and numeracy in white-collar occupations in medieval Europe. Just as black Africans are more prone to sickle-cell anemia because its a quick and dirty malaria-fighting mutation, European Jews may have evolved IQ-boosting mutations that extract a medical price.

Harpending and Cochran followed with a mass-market book, The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, which featured their prediction that modern humans would have some DNA descended from the otherwise extinct Neanderthal species. This was soon confirmed, although to their surprise it turned out that sub-Saharan Africans lacked whatever useful genes the rest of humanity had acquired from Neanderthals.

In 2013, Harpending and Cochran drafted a paper on how the Amish have been evolving over the ten generations theyve been in America toward plainness. While it was formerly assumed that Amish culture would collapse under the blandishments of American consumer society, the opposite appears to be happening: The rate of Amish young adults abandoning their arduous faith is, if anything, dropping. Harpending and Cochran calculated that the Amish have been here long enough for a significant fraction of the DNA that would incline them to join the general population to have boiled off, leaving a more concentrated set of genes adapting the rapidly growing remainder toward the Amish lifestyle.

One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ. The Leninist biologist Richard Lewontin had famously observed in the 1970s that only about 15 percent of genetic variation among humans could be attributed to racial differences.

Lewontin, however, didnt provide the public with a scale for evaluating how large that figure is. After all, there is considerable genetic diversity even among siblings who arent identical twins, and yet the Arabs politically organize their cultures around the maxim: Me against my brother, my brother and I against my cousin, my cousin and I against the world.

Henry long dismissed the concept of ethnic nepotism, until he finally sat down to do the math in the early 2000s. Then he discovered that the similarity within racial groups was comparable to the degree of relatedness between an uncle and his nephewwhich is where the word nepotism comes from.

In other words, on average, people are as closely related to other members of their subracial ethnic group (e.g., Japanese or Italian) versus the rest of the world as they are related to their nephew versus the rest of their ethnic group.

When you stop and think about it, that sounds about right. As Henry pointed out, hed have a hard time identifying a nephew hed never met from a group of white children, while hed have no problem identifying a white child in a group of nonwhite children.

Henry was as brave at defying cowardice in the classroom as at hunting Cape buffalo in Botswana.

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GAIN is a collaboration between 12 health care providers, including the Central EastCommunity Care Access Centre(CE CCAC) and the Central EastLocal Health Integration Network(CE LHIN).

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SPLC Targets Feminist Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers | The …

The Southern Poverty Law Center is at it again. In a report on Male Supremacy, an ideology that the group says advocates for the subjugation of women, it included American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, calling her someone who gives mainstream and respectable face to some [Mens Rights Activist] concerns. Sommers told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she finds her inclusion in this report quite surprising.

I completely reject that,” Sommers said. “This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you.

Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization.

The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously.

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Sommers: Im a facts and logic supremacist.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), known for targeting right-leaning thinkers and organizations, included Factual Feminist Christina Hoff Sommers in its report on male supremacy, which the group describes as a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women.

They contend Hoff Sommers legitimizes male supremacy.

The SPLC wrote (emphasis mine):

The mens rights movement has a dedicated international following, including in the United Kingdom and in Australia. Women, too, have helped give the mens rights movement a veneer of even-handedness. Prominent MRAs [Mens Right Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey. Mens rights issues also overlap with the rhetoric of equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns.

Sommers has a PhD in philosophy, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and hosts the video blog, The Factual Feminist. Yes, Sommers is a feminist, but I guess the left hates her so much because she takes an unbiased approach to issues radical feminists think exist here in America.

She spoke to The Weekly Standard about her inclusion in the report:

I completely reject that, Sommers said. This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you.

Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization.

The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously.

Sommers has extensively debunked the supposed gender wage gap. She also argues men have struggles we shouldnt ignore. From PJMedia:

In this, she has not neglected the struggles of men. She noted that 78 percent of those who commit suicide are male, that 93 percent of federal inmates are male, that 60 percent of the homeless are male and that men receive 63 percent longer prison sentences for the same crime. Men live five years less than women, on average.

Men have to be the only oppressor class in history who are less educated, more victimized and have shorter lives than those they oppress, Hoff Sommers quipped.

Sommers uses her Twitter account to bring attention to countries like Iran and China that treat women like second-class citizens.

Today, Ian Bremmer tweeted out that China has many companies that have women on the founding team and board of directors. Sommers wasted no time reminding him that one should not use China as a shining example of gender equality:

SPLCs crazy theories can damage a persons career or organization. Essentially, making the SPLC list is a death sentence. Back in July, Professor Jacobson blogged about how the mainstream media uses SPLC lists to smear organizations. It happened to the successful religious liberty law group Alliance Defending Freedom (SDF).

Here are a few more posts by Professor Jacobson on the tyranny of the SPLC:

As if that werent bad enough, YouTube has secretly used the SPLC to police videos on the website.

Its only a matter of time before they target Sommers series. Here is one of my favorite videos:

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Bill was born on the pipeline, at No 7 Pumping Station, Gilgai, and lived his early life and schooling as a pipeline kid. His father worked his entire life on three of the OConnor built steam pumping stations, firstly as a fireman, and later as a greaser. Bill became a 42 year career banker, serving at city and country branches, and later in offshore postings in Fiji, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.He retired in 2002, and amongst other things, became a volunteer tour guide with the National Trust, specifically looking after the Trusts steam powered No 1 Pumping station at Mundaring Weir.Bill now lives in South Perth, but his passion is the history and achievements of engineer CY OConnor, and he uses almost any excuse to head for the hills and Mundaring Weir.Bill also has a strong interest in Australian colonial history, being a direct descendent of two First Fleet convicts who arrived at Sydney Cove with Captain Arthur Phillip in January 1788. His direct lineage goes back to five convicts.

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SPLC Director Mark Potok – HuffPost

As a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center and editor in chief of its its award-winning, quarterly investigative journal Intelligence Report and its Hatewatch blog, Mark Potok is a leader in one of the most highly regarded operations monitoring the extreme right in the world today. In addition to editing the magazine and the Hatewatch blog, Potok acts as a key spokesman for the SPLC, a well-known civil rights organization based in Alabama, and has testified before the Senate, the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights and in other venues. Before coming to the SPLC in 1997, Potok spent almost 20 years as an award-winning reporter at newspapers including USA Today, the Dallas Times Herald and The Miami Herald. While at USA Today, he covered the 1993 siege in Waco, the rise of militias, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the trial of Timothy McVeigh. In 1996, his editors nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize for a package of stories on racism in Texas public housing. In his current position, Potok is regularly quoted by major media, scholars and book authors in both the United States and abroad.

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Southern Poverty Law Center Hatewatch | SPLC | Bias

No surprise that Hatewatch is a political tool, not an objective listing

In the academic study Watching the Watchers: The Neglect of Academic Analysis of Progressive Groups, published in the January 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Professor John Yancey finds that Southern Poverty Law Center provides a concrete example of irrational shortcomings regarding the publishing of its Hatewatch list.

The academic paper was reported by Napp Nazworth at the Christian Post

The Hatewatch list is, in actual fact, a list of Southern Poverty Law Centers enemiesoftentimes Christian groups, for example. In August 2012, a man carrying a copy of that Hatewatch liststarted shooting in the lobby of the Family Research Council buildingin Washington, DC. Southern Poverty Law Center had placed the pro-Christian Family Research Council on its Hatewatch.

Yancey points out examples where, according to SPLCs definition of hate group, leftist organizations should be included on its list.

As our society became more politically partisan, SPLC cemented its position as speaking for those with progressive political and social attitudes. Rather than developing into an objective clearinghouse for the identification of hatred no matter where the source of that hatred may develop SPLC has become a useful organization for progressives to legitimate their battle against conservatives. Since conservative Christians are categorized as opponents there is little, if any, incentive for SPLC to recognize hateful expressions against Christians, because doing so actually works against the social vested interest of the group.

Even after the publishing of this study, SPLCs website forges ahead with erroneous and bizarre declarations that only suit its extremist political agenda. For example, see how SPLC tries to malign Patriot groups by including them with the Oklahoma City bombers. From the SPLC website:

Since 2000, the number of hate groups has increased by 56 percent. This surge has been fueled by anger and fear over the nations ailing economy, an influx of non-white immigrants, and the diminishing white majority, as symbolized by the election of the nations first African-American president.

These factors also are feeding a powerful resurgence of the antigovernment Patriot movement, which in the 1990s led to a string of domestic terrorist plots, including the Oklahoma City bombing. The number of Patriot groups, including armed militias, skyrocketed following the election of President Obama in 2008 rising 813 percent, from 149 groups in 2008 to an all-time high of 1,360 in 2012. The number fell to 1,096 in 2013.

In 2010 Professor Jacobson detailed how the SPLCs Hatewatch and the organization in general has been detrimental in the real fight against hate:

Time and again SPLC, through its Hatewatch division, seeks to shut down debate by applying the hate group or similar epithets to political opponents, and those political opponents almost always are conservative.

Being labeled a hate groupby SPLC can be devastating, because most of the country is unaware of how politicized SPLC has become. Until I started blogging a little over two years ago, I too was working off of SPLCs prior reputation of fighting real hate groups, like the Klan.

Yanceys study ought to provide the impetus for a conversation amongst all level-headed academics about why groups like Southern Poverty Law Center are given a pass as they apply an arbitrary and partisan-fueled standard to intimidate, inspire fear, and malign those with whom they disagree.

As a sidenote, last summer I passed a group of women asking for signatures for the Southern Poverty Law Center. After hurrying by and refusing to sign, I stopped, turned around, and asked the woman if I could speak to her about the group. I told her how, as a Christian who believes wholeheartedly in the message of my faithof love and tolerance and of standards and of sin, I would be labeled as someone who promulgates hate.

She was shocked, said she had no idea who they were and was just doing it for a job. As I watched, she gathered the two other women and they left the street. I have no idea if they stopped asking for signatures, but I felt like it was my responsibility to let her knowand I encourage you to do the samethat while because a group says theyre fighting hate, your good intentions may be in fact enabling an organization that ought to examine itself along that score.

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Dear Concerned Friend,

Traditional Conservative and Christian groups are being labeled as hate groups by the mainstream media.

Why?

Because of the lies and deceit from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

According to the SPLC, support for traditional marriage and criticism of radical Islam both constitute hate.

And because of that, the SPLC has added legitimate conservative and Christian groups, including the Pacific Justice Institute, Alliance Defending Freedom, the Family Research Council, Liberty Counsel, and American Family Association to its Hate Map.

Theyre listed right alongside violent hate groups such as the KKK, neo-Nazis and white separatists. Also listed as haters: former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, conservative authors Dinesh DSouza and David Horowitz and anti-radical Muslims Majiid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

This false and unfair categorization is well-known yet the mainstream media treats the Hate Map as if its the gospel truth, blindly parroting the SPLCs libelous claims.

The SPLC has devolved from an organization that once fought against real hate groups, such as the KKK, and has become a hate group itself.

It holds a powerful, national position as judge, jury, and executioner, labeling any group that opposes its extreme progressive ideology as a hate group. The SPLCs goal: To silence anyone it disagrees with and to drive traditional conservatives and Christians from the public square.

Under a false veneer of objectivity, the SPLC serves as the medias expert witness for evaluating extremism and hate. When the SPLC adds another name to its Hate Group List, the media comes running for another salacious story.

Again, and again, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC and other members of the mainstream media unethically tell viewers that reputable groups such as the Pacific Justice Institute and the Family Research Council, and conservatives such as Senator Rand Paul, Reverand Franklin Graham,and David Horowitz are haters, based solely on the SPLCs claims.

And these false labels do more than just damage reputations. They can also spark erratic violence.For example, in 2012, a liberal activist named Floyd Corkins shot up the Family Research Council offices in Washington, D.C. Corkins told the FBI he picked his target from the SPLCs hate group website.

It also appears that James Hodgkinson, the man who shot Congressman Steve Scalise during Republican baseball practice in June, was inspired by the SPLC.

The good news is, you now have a chance to fight back. I invite you to sign the petition below that will be sent:

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Their advertisers

Corporate Donors, such as Apple

To express your disapproval of using the SPLCs Hate Map as a resource for identifying hate groups, please sign the petition below.

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Hannah Scherlacher Falsely Accuses The SPLC Of Smearing …

Earlier this month, Peter wrote a piece examining how Religious Right groups and right-wing media outlets are waging an intensified campaign against the Southern Poverty Law Center in response to the SPLCs designation of various organizations as anti-LGBT hate groups.

The latest salvo in this campaign came from Hannah Scherlacher of Leadership Institutes Campus Reform program, who published a piece on Fox News today claiming that the SPLC smeared her by placing her on its hate list:

Nazi. Fascist. Misogynist. White supremacist. These are some of the most hateful terms around, and yet they are freely lobbed at anyone who even slightly diverges from the lefts worldview. This fall, I became the one targeted by exactly this sort of bullying at the hands of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Its an understatement to say that I was dumbfounded as to how I ended up on the Southern Poverty Law Centers (SPLC) LGBTQ hate-list I have never said or done anything to indicate hate for the LGBTQ community. When I called to inquire, SPLC informed me that I am guilty because I did a radio interview with Family Research Council Radio (FRC). The segment was about socialism, but because FRC holds traditional family values, I was labeled an LGBT-hater just for being a guest on the show. No LGBT topics even came-up.

While I am lucky to have a current employer that is understanding of this injustice, many others are not willing to give the benefit of doubt. I will now have to explain to every future employer why my name is on a hate list.If theres one thing I gained from this,its a newfound respectfor conservativestudents who face this type of mistreatment every day on campus.

Groups like the SPLC threaten our constitutional rights and the very fabric that makes this nation great. We need to start pushing back. If this trend of bullying and ostracizing anyone with a different opinion continues, we can only expect a chilling, mob-rule effect and the suppression of speech and ideas in this country.

I am calling on SPLC to remove me from this list and stop engaging in the game of identity fear politics. I urge all Americans who have been bullied, silenced, and pushed into a corner by radical groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to push back too.

Scherlachers claims are entirely untrue, as she has not been been placed on the SPLCs list of anti-LGBT hate groups but was merely once mentioned in passing in one of its Anti-LGBT Roundup of Events and Activities posts.

The SPLC has designated the Family Research Council as an anti-LGBT hate group and as part of its coverage of FRCs work, the SPLC simply noted who had appeared on FRCs radio program in previous weeks (emphasis added):

FRCRadio Roundup:

FRC president Tony Perkins hosts a daily radio show, Washington Watch. Guests July 13 through July 31 included Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI); Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); Faith Church of Budapests Michael Patkai; Katalin Novak (Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Hungary); Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX); Terry Jeffrey (editor, CNS News); Jerry Johnson (president, National Religious Broadcasters) guest hosted July 18; Ralph Reed; Jack Graham (pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, one of the evangelicals who prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office the week before); Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL); Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH; twice); Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA); Ken Blackwell; Lt. Gov. of Texas Dan Patrick; Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX); Jonathan Saenz (president, anti-LGBT group Texas Values); Ron Crews (director of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty); Frank Wright (CEO, D. James Kennedy Ministries); Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD; twice); Carrie Severino (general counsel and policy director, Judicial Crisis Network); Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO); Hannah Sherlacher, Campus Reform program coordinator;Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK); Adm. Dean Lee; Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN); Kansas governor Sam Brownback; Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ); Eben Fowler (director of Bott Radio Network); former congresswoman Nan Hayworth (R-NY); MO state senator Bob Onder; Virginia state delegate Bob Marshall; Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA); guest host Ronnie Floyd (pastor, Cross Church, Springdale AR); Rep. Steve Womack (R-AZ); Kevin Theriot (senior counsel,Alliance Defending Freedom*); Richard Land (president of Southern Evangelical Seminary).

Whats more, at the very top of the post, the SPLC noted that the people, like Scherlacher, who were mentioned in the post but not designated with an asterisk werenotthemselves on their list of anti-LGBT hate groups.

That one listing is the only mention of Scherlacher on the SPLCs website, rendering her complaint that she was unjustifiably placed on the Southern Poverty Law Centers (SPLC) LGBTQ hate-list and labeled an LGBT-hater laughably untrue.

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The Scientist vs. the SPLC – Taki’s Magazine

Henry Harpending The dumbing down of the establishment left is amusingly illustrated by how the Southern Poverty Law Center, Americas most lucrative hate group, put the great scientist Henry Harpending (19442016) on their Extremist Info blacklist as a White Nationalist on the grounds that Henry Harpending is a controversial anthropologist at the University of Utah who studies human evolution and, in his words, genetic diversity within and between human populations. (Do you ever get the feeling that SPLC staffers are just going through the motions for the money, or perhaps even intentionally trolling their own racket?) Henry, who died over the weekend, was the rare college professor whose career justified the concept of tenure. The holder of a chair at the U. of Utah in anthropology, the subject perhaps most emasculated by political correctness, he enjoyed a double-sided career as a cultural researcher in the field and as a quantitative genetic theorist at the whiteboard. These days its hard to remember that in the mid20th century anthropology was a subject of considerable glamour, with its two competing wings of physical/genetic anthropology (as exemplified by Francis Galton) and cultural anthropology (Franz Boas) both adding to its prestige. The Darwinians (such as Carleton Coon) argued in favor of nature and the Boasians (such as Margaret Mead) in favor of nurture, and theres nothing much more interesting to debate. The 60s, however, proved disastrous to anthropology, as the left grew increasingly hysterical, seeing a balanced perspective giving weight to both nurture and nature as concomitant to Hitlerism. At Stanford, eventually, the war within the anthropology department grew so heated that provost Condi Rice resorted to splitting the baby into two departments: anthropological sciences versus cultural and social anthropology, which seemed more a branch of postmodern literary criticism. One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ. Not surprisingly, as noticing the broad patterns of similarity and difference among humans increasingly required career-endangering courage, the public lost interest in anthropology. And yet the study of man couldnt help but attract some of the most adventurous intellects. Harpending, a country boy from the northern Appalachians, spent close to four years in Africa living with tribes of hunting Bushmen and herding Herero. Henry fell in love with Africa. He seriously considered leaving academia to take up being a Great White Hunter safari guide so he could stay in Africa. Famous anthropologists tend to elicit or impress their own personalities upon their subject tribes in a sort of Heisenbergian process. Mead, for example, reported back that Samoan teenagers were sexually adventurous, rather like herself, while the macho Napoleon Chagnon found that the Yanomami of South America were as fierce as he was. In Henrys accounts, the Bushmen and Herero of the Kalahari Desert tended to be, as he was, cheerful, witty, insightful, and brave. But they were also, he pointed out, quite different, a perception that cultural anthropologists were increasingly unwilling to recognize. The small, yellow-brown Bushmen, hunters who mated more or less for life and put much effort into feeding their nuclear families, reminded Henry of his upstate New York neighbors. If fathers didnt work, their children would go hungry. In contrast, the Bantu Herero (distant relatives of American blacks) were full of surprises. In general, black African men seemed less concerned with bringing home the bacon to provision their children than did Bushmen dads. In black African farming cultures, women do most of the work because agriculture involves light weeding with hoes rather than heavy plowing. Men are less expected to contribute functionally to their childrens upkeep, but are expected to be sexy. Among the herding Herero, though, the men labored like American cowboys (but to support their mothers, sisters, and nieces rather than their wives and children), while the women gossiped, schemed, and slept around. Henry noted: My own cynical perspective on it is that the Herero are a nearly perfect 1970s feminist version of Stepford Wives with the sexes reversed. The women pull all the strings and pursue their own interests while the men are droids run by the women, occupied mostly with mumbo-jumbo like witchcraft and the ancestor cult. What Africans call witch doctors, anthropologists now call traditional healers, which is rather missing the point about the purpose of the dark arts. As Henry observed, semantic cleansing has led to the loss of a lot of knowledge about human cultural diversity. On his West Hunter blog, Henry observed how the most distinctively African aspect of the widespread belief in witchcraft is that a rival can project malevolent forces vast distances against you without his even consciously willing it: A colleague pointed out a few weeks ago, after hearing this story, that if [a belief in witchcraft] is nearly pan-African then perhaps some of it came to the New World. Prominent and not so prominent talkers from the American Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like institutional racism and white privilege. Ta-Nehisi Coates should be proud of how deeply African his style of thinking is. This Bushmen vs. Herero illustration of the plasticity of human behavior would likely have delighted Boas. But such insights are much too interesting for contemporary cultural anthropologists, since they are only interested in blaming whites, and men, and white men. In 1999, I started an email group to discuss human biodiversity. Fortuitously, my project happened to bring Henry into contact for the first time with the physicist Gregory Cochran, who had developed an interest in applying and extending evolutionary theory. Together, they went on to set off sparks that might someday be recognized as the leading intellectual development of the early 21st century. Their overarching breakthrough was the realization that the rapid development of human culture since the invention of agriculture roughly 10,000 years ago doesnt mean that Darwinian evolution slowed down, as was nearly universally assumed in the late 20th century. Instead, the development of new and different cultural pressures on different continents implied that selection must have sped up, increasing the biodiversity of humanity. In 2005, they illustrated their general thesis with a stunning paper on The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence. One of the great scientific papers of the age, it elicited admiring attention from Steven Pinker and Nicholas Wade. Henry and Greg noted that the proliferation of European Jewish genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and torsion dystonia are likely offshoots of selection pressure for literacy and numeracy in white-collar occupations in medieval Europe. Just as black Africans are more prone to sickle-cell anemia because its a quick and dirty malaria-fighting mutation, European Jews may have evolved IQ-boosting mutations that extract a medical price. Harpending and Cochran followed with a mass-market book, The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, which featured their prediction that modern humans would have some DNA descended from the otherwise extinct Neanderthal species. This was soon confirmed, although to their surprise it turned out that sub-Saharan Africans lacked whatever useful genes the rest of humanity had acquired from Neanderthals. In 2013, Harpending and Cochran drafted a paper on how the Amish have been evolving over the ten generations theyve been in America toward plainness. While it was formerly assumed that Amish culture would collapse under the blandishments of American consumer society, the opposite appears to be happening: The rate of Amish young adults abandoning their arduous faith is, if anything, dropping. Harpending and Cochran calculated that the Amish have been here long enough for a significant fraction of the DNA that would incline them to join the general population to have boiled off, leaving a more concentrated set of genes adapting the rapidly growing remainder toward the Amish lifestyle. One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ. The Leninist biologist Richard Lewontin had famously observed in the 1970s that only about 15 percent of genetic variation among humans could be attributed to racial differences. Lewontin, however, didnt provide the public with a scale for evaluating how large that figure is. After all, there is considerable genetic diversity even among siblings who arent identical twins, and yet the Arabs politically organize their cultures around the maxim: Me against my brother, my brother and I against my cousin, my cousin and I against the world. Henry long dismissed the concept of ethnic nepotism, until he finally sat down to do the math in the early 2000s. Then he discovered that the similarity within racial groups was comparable to the degree of relatedness between an uncle and his nephewwhich is where the word nepotism comes from. In other words, on average, people are as closely related to other members of their subracial ethnic group (e.g., Japanese or Italian) versus the rest of the world as they are related to their nephew versus the rest of their ethnic group. When you stop and think about it, that sounds about right. As Henry pointed out, hed have a hard time identifying a nephew hed never met from a group of white children, while hed have no problem identifying a white child in a group of nonwhite children. Henry was as brave at defying cowardice in the classroom as at hunting Cape buffalo in Botswana. SIGN UPDaily updates with TMs latest

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The Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) Clinic is a network of coordinated health care services that provide clinical care and education. A team of health care professionals work collaboratively with patients and families where health concerns may threaten a persons ability to live independently. GAIN is a collaboration between 12 health care providers, including the Central EastCommunity Care Access Centre(CE CCAC) and the Central EastLocal Health Integration Network(CE LHIN). Senior Persons Living Connected partners closely with The Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System, and Carefirst Seniors & Community Association located in Scarborough, Ontario. Our team consists of: Our team speaks English, Italian, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic,Punjabi, Urdu,Tagalog, Filipinoand Tamil to assist with communication if necessary. Our team will carry out a geriatric assessment, which is an appointment where illnesses are identified and treated. The GAIN team will also look at other areas that may affect a seniors life, such as self-care, brain function, physical ability,education and support for caregivers.

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SPLC Targets Feminist Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers | The …

The Southern Poverty Law Center is at it again. In a report on Male Supremacy, an ideology that the group says advocates for the subjugation of women, it included American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, calling her someone who gives mainstream and respectable face to some [Mens Rights Activist] concerns. Sommers told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she finds her inclusion in this report quite surprising. I completely reject that,” Sommers said. “This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you. Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization. The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously.

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SPLC Thinks ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers …

Sommers: Im a facts and logic supremacist. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), known for targeting right-leaning thinkers and organizations, included Factual Feminist Christina Hoff Sommers in its report on male supremacy, which the group describes as a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women. They contend Hoff Sommers legitimizes male supremacy. The SPLC wrote (emphasis mine): The mens rights movement has a dedicated international following, including in the United Kingdom and in Australia. Women, too, have helped give the mens rights movement a veneer of even-handedness. Prominent MRAs [Mens Right Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey. Mens rights issues also overlap with the rhetoric of equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns. Sommers has a PhD in philosophy, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and hosts the video blog, The Factual Feminist. Yes, Sommers is a feminist, but I guess the left hates her so much because she takes an unbiased approach to issues radical feminists think exist here in America. She spoke to The Weekly Standard about her inclusion in the report: I completely reject that, Sommers said. This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you. Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization. The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously. Sommers has extensively debunked the supposed gender wage gap. She also argues men have struggles we shouldnt ignore. From PJMedia: In this, she has not neglected the struggles of men. She noted that 78 percent of those who commit suicide are male, that 93 percent of federal inmates are male, that 60 percent of the homeless are male and that men receive 63 percent longer prison sentences for the same crime. Men live five years less than women, on average. Men have to be the only oppressor class in history who are less educated, more victimized and have shorter lives than those they oppress, Hoff Sommers quipped. Sommers uses her Twitter account to bring attention to countries like Iran and China that treat women like second-class citizens. Today, Ian Bremmer tweeted out that China has many companies that have women on the founding team and board of directors. Sommers wasted no time reminding him that one should not use China as a shining example of gender equality: SPLCs crazy theories can damage a persons career or organization. Essentially, making the SPLC list is a death sentence. Back in July, Professor Jacobson blogged about how the mainstream media uses SPLC lists to smear organizations. It happened to the successful religious liberty law group Alliance Defending Freedom (SDF). Here are a few more posts by Professor Jacobson on the tyranny of the SPLC: As if that werent bad enough, YouTube has secretly used the SPLC to police videos on the website. Its only a matter of time before they target Sommers series. Here is one of my favorite videos:

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Cost $20 or $15 for Members (incl. gst) Single sessionSession time 1 hr, 30 minVenue SPLC Room 217 places remaining Bill was born on the pipeline, at No 7 Pumping Station, Gilgai, and lived his early life and schooling as a pipeline kid. His father worked his entire life on three of the OConnor built steam pumping stations, firstly as a fireman, and later as a greaser. Bill became a 42 year career banker, serving at city and country branches, and later in offshore postings in Fiji, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.He retired in 2002, and amongst other things, became a volunteer tour guide with the National Trust, specifically looking after the Trusts steam powered No 1 Pumping station at Mundaring Weir.Bill now lives in South Perth, but his passion is the history and achievements of engineer CY OConnor, and he uses almost any excuse to head for the hills and Mundaring Weir.Bill also has a strong interest in Australian colonial history, being a direct descendent of two First Fleet convicts who arrived at Sydney Cove with Captain Arthur Phillip in January 1788. His direct lineage goes back to five convicts. Enrol Now

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SPLC Director Mark Potok – HuffPost

As a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center and editor in chief of its its award-winning, quarterly investigative journal Intelligence Report and its Hatewatch blog, Mark Potok is a leader in one of the most highly regarded operations monitoring the extreme right in the world today. In addition to editing the magazine and the Hatewatch blog, Potok acts as a key spokesman for the SPLC, a well-known civil rights organization based in Alabama, and has testified before the Senate, the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights and in other venues. Before coming to the SPLC in 1997, Potok spent almost 20 years as an award-winning reporter at newspapers including USA Today, the Dallas Times Herald and The Miami Herald. While at USA Today, he covered the 1993 siege in Waco, the rise of militias, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the trial of Timothy McVeigh. In 1996, his editors nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize for a package of stories on racism in Texas public housing. In his current position, Potok is regularly quoted by major media, scholars and book authors in both the United States and abroad.

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Southern Poverty Law Center Hatewatch | SPLC | Bias

No surprise that Hatewatch is a political tool, not an objective listing In the academic study Watching the Watchers: The Neglect of Academic Analysis of Progressive Groups, published in the January 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Professor John Yancey finds that Southern Poverty Law Center provides a concrete example of irrational shortcomings regarding the publishing of its Hatewatch list. The academic paper was reported by Napp Nazworth at the Christian Post The Hatewatch list is, in actual fact, a list of Southern Poverty Law Centers enemiesoftentimes Christian groups, for example. In August 2012, a man carrying a copy of that Hatewatch liststarted shooting in the lobby of the Family Research Council buildingin Washington, DC. Southern Poverty Law Center had placed the pro-Christian Family Research Council on its Hatewatch. Yancey points out examples where, according to SPLCs definition of hate group, leftist organizations should be included on its list. As our society became more politically partisan, SPLC cemented its position as speaking for those with progressive political and social attitudes. Rather than developing into an objective clearinghouse for the identification of hatred no matter where the source of that hatred may develop SPLC has become a useful organization for progressives to legitimate their battle against conservatives. Since conservative Christians are categorized as opponents there is little, if any, incentive for SPLC to recognize hateful expressions against Christians, because doing so actually works against the social vested interest of the group. Even after the publishing of this study, SPLCs website forges ahead with erroneous and bizarre declarations that only suit its extremist political agenda. For example, see how SPLC tries to malign Patriot groups by including them with the Oklahoma City bombers. From the SPLC website: Since 2000, the number of hate groups has increased by 56 percent. This surge has been fueled by anger and fear over the nations ailing economy, an influx of non-white immigrants, and the diminishing white majority, as symbolized by the election of the nations first African-American president. These factors also are feeding a powerful resurgence of the antigovernment Patriot movement, which in the 1990s led to a string of domestic terrorist plots, including the Oklahoma City bombing. The number of Patriot groups, including armed militias, skyrocketed following the election of President Obama in 2008 rising 813 percent, from 149 groups in 2008 to an all-time high of 1,360 in 2012. The number fell to 1,096 in 2013. In 2010 Professor Jacobson detailed how the SPLCs Hatewatch and the organization in general has been detrimental in the real fight against hate: Time and again SPLC, through its Hatewatch division, seeks to shut down debate by applying the hate group or similar epithets to political opponents, and those political opponents almost always are conservative. Being labeled a hate groupby SPLC can be devastating, because most of the country is unaware of how politicized SPLC has become. Until I started blogging a little over two years ago, I too was working off of SPLCs prior reputation of fighting real hate groups, like the Klan. Yanceys study ought to provide the impetus for a conversation amongst all level-headed academics about why groups like Southern Poverty Law Center are given a pass as they apply an arbitrary and partisan-fueled standard to intimidate, inspire fear, and malign those with whom they disagree. As a sidenote, last summer I passed a group of women asking for signatures for the Southern Poverty Law Center. After hurrying by and refusing to sign, I stopped, turned around, and asked the woman if I could speak to her about the group. I told her how, as a Christian who believes wholeheartedly in the message of my faithof love and tolerance and of standards and of sin, I would be labeled as someone who promulgates hate. She was shocked, said she had no idea who they were and was just doing it for a job. As I watched, she gathered the two other women and they left the street. I have no idea if they stopped asking for signatures, but I felt like it was my responsibility to let her knowand I encourage you to do the samethat while because a group says theyre fighting hate, your good intentions may be in fact enabling an organization that ought to examine itself along that score. For all Legal Insurrection posts regarding the Southern Poverty Law Center, see our SPLC Tag, including these posts: (Featured image: Mark Potok of SPLC Hatewatch blaming radical right for Gabby Giffords shooting YouTube)

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Expose SPLC | Expose SPLC

Dear Concerned Friend, Traditional Conservative and Christian groups are being labeled as hate groups by the mainstream media. Why? Because of the lies and deceit from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to the SPLC, support for traditional marriage and criticism of radical Islam both constitute hate. And because of that, the SPLC has added legitimate conservative and Christian groups, including the Pacific Justice Institute, Alliance Defending Freedom, the Family Research Council, Liberty Counsel, and American Family Association to its Hate Map. Theyre listed right alongside violent hate groups such as the KKK, neo-Nazis and white separatists. Also listed as haters: former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, conservative authors Dinesh DSouza and David Horowitz and anti-radical Muslims Majiid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This false and unfair categorization is well-known yet the mainstream media treats the Hate Map as if its the gospel truth, blindly parroting the SPLCs libelous claims. The SPLC has devolved from an organization that once fought against real hate groups, such as the KKK, and has become a hate group itself. It holds a powerful, national position as judge, jury, and executioner, labeling any group that opposes its extreme progressive ideology as a hate group. The SPLCs goal: To silence anyone it disagrees with and to drive traditional conservatives and Christians from the public square. Under a false veneer of objectivity, the SPLC serves as the medias expert witness for evaluating extremism and hate. When the SPLC adds another name to its Hate Group List, the media comes running for another salacious story. Again, and again, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC and other members of the mainstream media unethically tell viewers that reputable groups such as the Pacific Justice Institute and the Family Research Council, and conservatives such as Senator Rand Paul, Reverand Franklin Graham,and David Horowitz are haters, based solely on the SPLCs claims. And these false labels do more than just damage reputations. They can also spark erratic violence.For example, in 2012, a liberal activist named Floyd Corkins shot up the Family Research Council offices in Washington, D.C. Corkins told the FBI he picked his target from the SPLCs hate group website. It also appears that James Hodgkinson, the man who shot Congressman Steve Scalise during Republican baseball practice in June, was inspired by the SPLC. The good news is, you now have a chance to fight back. I invite you to sign the petition below that will be sent: To the media Their advertisers Corporate Donors, such as Apple To express your disapproval of using the SPLCs Hate Map as a resource for identifying hate groups, please sign the petition below.

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Hannah Scherlacher Falsely Accuses The SPLC Of Smearing …

Earlier this month, Peter wrote a piece examining how Religious Right groups and right-wing media outlets are waging an intensified campaign against the Southern Poverty Law Center in response to the SPLCs designation of various organizations as anti-LGBT hate groups. The latest salvo in this campaign came from Hannah Scherlacher of Leadership Institutes Campus Reform program, who published a piece on Fox News today claiming that the SPLC smeared her by placing her on its hate list: Nazi. Fascist. Misogynist. White supremacist. These are some of the most hateful terms around, and yet they are freely lobbed at anyone who even slightly diverges from the lefts worldview. This fall, I became the one targeted by exactly this sort of bullying at the hands of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its an understatement to say that I was dumbfounded as to how I ended up on the Southern Poverty Law Centers (SPLC) LGBTQ hate-list I have never said or done anything to indicate hate for the LGBTQ community. When I called to inquire, SPLC informed me that I am guilty because I did a radio interview with Family Research Council Radio (FRC). The segment was about socialism, but because FRC holds traditional family values, I was labeled an LGBT-hater just for being a guest on the show. No LGBT topics even came-up. While I am lucky to have a current employer that is understanding of this injustice, many others are not willing to give the benefit of doubt. I will now have to explain to every future employer why my name is on a hate list.If theres one thing I gained from this,its a newfound respectfor conservativestudents who face this type of mistreatment every day on campus. Groups like the SPLC threaten our constitutional rights and the very fabric that makes this nation great. We need to start pushing back. If this trend of bullying and ostracizing anyone with a different opinion continues, we can only expect a chilling, mob-rule effect and the suppression of speech and ideas in this country. I am calling on SPLC to remove me from this list and stop engaging in the game of identity fear politics. I urge all Americans who have been bullied, silenced, and pushed into a corner by radical groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to push back too. Scherlachers claims are entirely untrue, as she has not been been placed on the SPLCs list of anti-LGBT hate groups but was merely once mentioned in passing in one of its Anti-LGBT Roundup of Events and Activities posts. The SPLC has designated the Family Research Council as an anti-LGBT hate group and as part of its coverage of FRCs work, the SPLC simply noted who had appeared on FRCs radio program in previous weeks (emphasis added): FRCRadio Roundup: FRC president Tony Perkins hosts a daily radio show, Washington Watch. Guests July 13 through July 31 included Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI); Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); Faith Church of Budapests Michael Patkai; Katalin Novak (Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Hungary); Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX); Terry Jeffrey (editor, CNS News); Jerry Johnson (president, National Religious Broadcasters) guest hosted July 18; Ralph Reed; Jack Graham (pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, one of the evangelicals who prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office the week before); Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL); Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH; twice); Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA); Ken Blackwell; Lt. Gov. of Texas Dan Patrick; Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX); Jonathan Saenz (president, anti-LGBT group Texas Values); Ron Crews (director of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty); Frank Wright (CEO, D. James Kennedy Ministries); Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD; twice); Carrie Severino (general counsel and policy director, Judicial Crisis Network); Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO); Hannah Sherlacher, Campus Reform program coordinator;Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK); Adm. Dean Lee; Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN); Kansas governor Sam Brownback; Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ); Eben Fowler (director of Bott Radio Network); former congresswoman Nan Hayworth (R-NY); MO state senator Bob Onder; Virginia state delegate Bob Marshall; Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA); guest host Ronnie Floyd (pastor, Cross Church, Springdale AR); Rep. Steve Womack (R-AZ); Kevin Theriot (senior counsel,Alliance Defending Freedom*); Richard Land (president of Southern Evangelical Seminary). Whats more, at the very top of the post, the SPLC noted that the people, like Scherlacher, who were mentioned in the post but not designated with an asterisk werenotthemselves on their list of anti-LGBT hate groups. That one listing is the only mention of Scherlacher on the SPLCs website, rendering her complaint that she was unjustifiably placed on the Southern Poverty Law Centers (SPLC) LGBTQ hate-list and labeled an LGBT-hater laughably untrue.

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