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SPLC threatens suit over Jefferson High 'censorship' on Coming Out Day

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) — On Thursday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced it sent a letter to Jefferson Co. High School, threatening to file a federal lawsuit if school officials refuse to “stop censoring students.”

The SPLC threatened to file the suit on behalf of Hannah Bradley, a Jefferson Co. senior it claims was forced to remove a name tag meant to raise awareness of anti-gay bullying.

I only wanted to end bullying at my high school, said Bradley, president of the schools Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). School needs to be a place where everyone regardless of their sexual orientation feels safe. This means treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Students like Hannah who are courageous enough to take a stand against bullying deserve the schools support not censorship and condemnation, said Alesdair Ittelson, an SPLC staff attorney.

According to the letter, Bradley and several other students wore small name tags stating their sexual orientations on October 11 in observance of National Coming Out Day and to protest anti-gay bullying.

The name tags had the word “demisexual” on them, which the SPLC described as a person who doe not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong sexual connection.

Displays of heterosexual orientation are ubiquitous; it is impermissible for school authorities to censor or shame non-heterosexual students for simply declaring who they are.

The 4’9″ Bradley and another student were called to the principal’s office, where the SPLC says the vice-principal, who stands over six feet tall, blocked the office door while the principal loudly demanded they remove the tags. Bradley said she felt intimidated by the experience.

Silencing Hannah and her classmates only perpetuates a silence that has been shown to lead to increased bullying and poor academic performance that affects all students regardless of their sexual orientation, Ittelson said.

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Feed My Starving Children – SPLC – Video


07-10-2012 01:31 Feed My Starving Children St Paul Lutheran Church Fort Worth, Texas

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Operation Fast and Furious / SPLC cover up – The Kane Incident – Video


07-10-2012 03:39 Bo & Rocko talk to the widow of Jerry Kane in this exclusve . Intro: Jerry and Joe Kane were innocent and WMPD knew it full well! FAST AND FURIOUS WHISTLEBLOWER INFORMATION – Related: Jerry Kane Incident Chief Paudert Interview 2 analysis pt 1 Part 2

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Special Guest Morris Dees, Co-Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center – Video


05-10-2012 08:01 Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance welcomes Morris Dees, Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and its Chief Trial Attorney. Dees litigated groundbreaking cases in the fight for Civil Rights, which helped integrate public government and institutions, and founded the SPLC in 1971 with Joseph Levin, Jr. Today, the SPLC employs 42 lawyers

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SPLC Promotes Tolerance of Gay Lifestyle Day at Elementary Schools

One of the nation’s oldest organizations founded to protect and defend blacks during the civil rights era has become one of the leading advocates for homosexual rights and is promoting “mix it up” day in over 2,400 public and private schools on Oct. 30.

The Southern Poverty Law Center began the program in 2002 as a way to encourage children to break through racial barriers and accept different lifestyles, including homosexuality.

According to the group’s website, “SPLC is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry. Founded in 1971, SPLC is known for investigating and exposing hate group activities throughout the world. They focus on widespread issues of social injustice including children at risk, hate and extremism, immigrant justice, and LGBT rights. But they go a step beyond fighting hate and seeking justice for the vulnerable. The SPLC conducts one of the nation’s leading programs for teaching tolerance.”

Initially designed as a “Teaching Tolerance” program, the organization claims they are reaching hundreds of thousands of student annually about not only the civil rights movement, but what they term the “struggle for social justice,” often associated with the legalization of same-sex marriage and other activities of the pro-homosexual movement.

Elementary and junior high schools are the ones mostly targeted by SPLC.

Although nothing is taught in the classroom, SPLC is using school lunch periods to promote the ten-year- old program. “So on one day – October 30 this school year – we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.”

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However, groups such as the American Family Association are warning parents to check and see if their children’s school is on the list. According to SPLC, there are over 2,418 schools worldwide that are on the list, including some Catholic schools such as St. Dominic School for Boys in Memphis, Tenn.

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AFA is encouraging parents to contact their schools to confirm if they are participating in the program, and if so, protest the school’s participation by voicing concern to administrators and elected school board members. But if those efforts fall short, they also encourage parents to keep their children out of school that day.

“AFA is joining other family-oriented groups in urging parents to keep their children at home that day if their local school is sponsoring the ‘Mix It Up’ project,” reads a statement on the association’s website. “The Southern Poverty Law Center is using this project to bully-push its gay agenda, and at the same time, intimidate and silence students who have a Biblical view of homosexuality.”

SPLC, which has become known for their “Hate list,” has included AFA, along with the Family Research Council and others on the list. SPLC has the following statement about AFA and its founder, Don Wildmon, on its website:

“Wildmon has never made a secret of his anti-LGBT views. One of his statements on the AFA’s website reads, ‘I never dreamed I would see the day when sodomy would be called normal, and those who held to traditional values based on Christian teaching would be called bigots.’ According to the AFA, the primary goal of the ‘homosexual movement’ is to ‘abolish the traditional, Judeo-Christian view of human sexuality, marriage, and family.'”

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Perkins points blame at SPLC for shooting – Video


16-08-2012 18:09 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins points finger at the Southern Poverty Law Center for shooting.

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Callers React to MSM/SPLC Disinfo Campaign on Sikh Massacre – Video


07-08-2012 23:35 Domestic terrorism has come to light with the Sikh shooting. The US government is not only coming after the 2nd Amendment, but now framing US Army veterans in a false flag operation where extremists are the new threat. Mainstream media (MSM) are pushing the gunman’s background as an Army veteran who “may have been a white supremacist” with a “9/11 tattoo”

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Canada: Criticism of Israel is the New Anti-Semitism

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Nearly two years after the first hearings were held in Ottawa, the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition fto Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA) released a detailed report on July 7 that found that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Canada, especially on university campuses.

While the CPCCA’s final report does contain some cases of real anti-Semitism, the committee has provided little evidence that anti-Semitism has actually increased in Canada in recent years. Instead, it has focused a disproportionate amount of effort and resources on what it calls a so-called “new anti-Semitism”: criticism of Israel.

Indeed, the real purpose of the CPCCA coalition seems to be to stifle critiques of Israeli policy and disrupt pro-Palestinian solidarity organizing in Canada, including, most notably, Israeli Apartheid Week events. Many of the CPCCA’s findings, therefore, must be rejected as both an attack on freedom of speech and freedom of protest, and as recklessly undermining the fight against real instances of anti-Semitism.

The CPCCA and its findings

The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA) was born out of a conference held in London in February 2009 by the Inter-Parliamentary Committee for Combating Anti-Semitism. Formed in March 2009 and not directly linked to the Canadian government, or to any NGO or advocacy group, the CPCCA included 22 Canadian Parliament members from across party lines. Former Liberal MP Mario Silva chaired the Inquiry Panel and Conservative MP Scott Reid led the Steering Committee.

Between November 2009 and January 2010, the CPCCA held ten separate hearings during which time representatives of various non-governmental organizations, religious institutions, police departments and Canadian and Israeli universities presented papers meant to assess the level of anti-Semitism in Canada. While groups critical of Israel were denied the chance to address the committee, major Zionist organizations like B’nai Brith Canada, Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, and the Canadian Jewish Congress were welcomed.

“Much of today’s anti-Semitism manifests in anti-Israel agitation around boycotts, divestment and sanctions,” said Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, during a hearing in November 2009. “It deploys an unfair double standard against the Jewish state, singling out of Israel alone for one-sided, harsh criticism and calls for punitive actions.”

Throughout the consultation process, the CPCCA regularly focused on Canadian university campuses, which were routinely described as hotbeds of anti-Semitism, where Jewish students or students with pro-Israel leanings are often intimidated and threatened. This accusation was made repeatedly, and included in the CPCCA’s final report, despite the fact that Dr. Fred Lowy, President Emeritus of Concordia University in Montreal, stated in his address to the CPCCA that, “by and large, Canadian campuses are safe and are not hotbeds of anti-Semitism of any kind”.

In its final report, the CPCCA made about two dozen recommendations on how best to fight anti-Semitism in Canada. While the report states that “criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic, and saying so is wrong”, it also found that “singling Israel out for selective condemnation and opprobrium … is discriminatory and hateful” and many of its recommendations deal with combating this “new anti-Semitism”.

A major recommendation issued by the CPCCA was that the Canadian government should promote the working definition of anti-Semitism used by The European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC). This definition categorizes “applying double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation” as anti-Semitic.

In other words, the CPCCA is supporting a definition whereby individuals who focus their attention on Israeli human rights violations, yet don’t level an equal amount of condemnation on other states for their human rights violations, can be labeled as anti-Semitic. This is obviously problematic since Palestine solidarity activists – like any other people – have commitments that make it impossible to engage with every issue they are otherwise interested in. They shouldn’t be labeled as anti-Semitic due to their inability to participate in every single human rights struggle happening around the world.

Another dangerous recommendation made by the CPCCA was that Canadian university administrators should condemn “discourse, events and speakers which are untrue, harmful, or not in the interest of academic discourse, including Israeli Apartheid Week”. Even the use of the word “apartheid” in relation to Israel is anti-Semitic, the CPCCA found, since it amounts to the “denial of the Jewish people their right to self- determination … by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor”.

This clearly violates freedom of speech and an open exchange of ideas at Canadian universities, and also unfairly and inaccurate labels Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) as anti-Semitic. In reality, IAW has since 2005 brought together respected activists, academics, journalists and cultural figures from around the world, including Judith Butler, Ronnie Kasrils, Noam Chomsky and Ali Abunimah, among others, to openly discuss ideas related to Israel/Palestine.

IAW provides an educational space for understanding Israel’s apartheid policies – as evidenced, for example, through the separate legal systems used by Israelis and Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank or the discriminatory land ownership laws operating inside Israel – and supports the growing campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), which aims to non-violently pressure Israel to respect international law. It is far from the “uniformly well-organized, aggressive [campaign] designed to make the Jewish state and its supporters pariahs” the CPCCA report makes it out to be.

The CPCCA also recommended that the Canadian Committee of Foreign Affairs undertake a study on the United Nations Human Rights Council, “particularly regarding its over-emphasis of alleged human rights abuses by Israel, while ignoring flagrant human rights abuses of other member states”.

This clearly demonstrates how the committee has confounded anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel, and is prepared to levy dubious suspicions against UN bodies and tarnish Canada’s international standing in the process.

In a statement released on July 8, Thomas Woodley, President of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), said that the CPCCA’s recommendations, “if implemented, will inhibit public discussion of Israel’s conduct”.

“CJPME believes that conclusions and recommendations generated by a process in which the same body – the CPCCA – is prosecutor, jury, and judge, are not credible. Although a few of the witnesses recounted incidents that were indeed indicative of genuine anti-Semitism, many were complaining about merely being exposed to criticism of the Israel’s conduct,” the CJPME press release stated.

Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada also criticized the committee, stating that “the CPCCA’s goal is to criminalize criticism of Israel and Zionism, not to hold impartial hearings. Therefore, we oppose the CPCCA as an ideologically biased organization with an agenda that will harm free speech and human rights activity in Canada. We oppose the CPCCA’s Orwellian distortion of anti-Semitism. It is a danger to both Canadian liberties and to the genuine and necessary fight against anti-Semitism.”

Reflection of official Canadian policy

While labeling critics of Israeli policy as anti-Semitic is nothing new, the level at which this accusation is now being used in Canadian discourse must be seen as a reflection of the Canadian government’s official and current policy on the Middle East.

“When Israel, the only country in the world whose very existence is under attack, is consistently and conspicuously singled out for condemnation, I believe we are morally obligated to take a stand. Demonization, double standards, de-legitimization, the three D’s, it is the responsibility of us all to stand up to them,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in 2010 at the Ottawa Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism, which was supported by the CPCCA. Harper added:

“Harnessing disparate anti-American, anti-Semitic and anti-Western ideologies, it targets the Jewish people by targeting the Jewish homeland, Israel, as the source of injustice and conflict in the world and uses, perversely, the language of human rights to do so. We must be relentless in exposing this new anti-Semitism for what it is.”

Under Harper, Canada has routinely defended Israeli intransigence and disregard for international law and the human rights of the Palestinian people under its control. In return, trade cooperation and military and security technologies ties have been strengthened between the two states.

In May of this year, it was reported that Harper was adamantly opposed to making any reference to the 1967 borders in a G8 summit statement calling for renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Far-right Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman thanked Harper for his position, and stated, “Canada is a true friend of Israel”.

In 2010, Canada announced it would discontinue its financial contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the organization that provides support and resources to approximately 4.7m registered Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territories, and funnel the money into greater policing and security institutions run by the un-elected and corrupt Palestinian Authority leadership instead.

In January 2009, as the Israeli army continued its disproportionate attack on the besieged civilian population in Gaza that left 1,400 Palestinians dead in the span of three weeks, Canada was the only country out of 47 that voted against a motion at the United Nations Human Rights Council condemning the Israeli violence.
In addition to providing diplomatic cover for Israel, the Canadian government has attacked and cut funding to various non-governmental organizations working on issues related to Israel/Palestine, including Kairos Churches and Alternatives International.

Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, who led the formation of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA) and is an ex-officio member, has also repeatedly alleged that the Canadian Arab Federation promotes anti-Semitism and hatred. While Kenney never backed up these claims, the Canadian Arab Federation’s contracts with the government – which helped finance language programs for Toronto-area immigrants (the majority of whom are of Chinese origin) – were not renewed in 2009.

Undermining the fight against real anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism, like all other forms of racism, is appalling and must be strongly and unequivocally condemned.
But by defining legitimate criticism of Israeli policy and pro-Palestinian activism in Canada as anti-Semitic, the CPCCA is not only threatening free speech and freedom of protest, but it is undermining the fight against real cases of anti-Semitism and weakening the seriousness with which such cases should be dealt.

This is something that Canadians, and people everywhere, should be adamantly against.

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours is a Canadian freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. She regularly contributes to The Electronic Intifada, Inter-Press Service and Free Speech Radio News. More of her work can be found at http://jkdamours.com/

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.

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SPLC threatens suit over Jefferson High 'censorship' on Coming Out Day

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07-10-2012 03:39 Bo & Rocko talk to the widow of Jerry Kane in this exclusve . Intro: Jerry and Joe Kane were innocent and WMPD knew it full well! FAST AND FURIOUS WHISTLEBLOWER INFORMATION – Related: Jerry Kane Incident Chief Paudert Interview 2 analysis pt 1 Part 2

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05-10-2012 08:01 Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance welcomes Morris Dees, Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and its Chief Trial Attorney. Dees litigated groundbreaking cases in the fight for Civil Rights, which helped integrate public government and institutions, and founded the SPLC in 1971 with Joseph Levin, Jr. Today, the SPLC employs 42 lawyers

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SPLC Promotes Tolerance of Gay Lifestyle Day at Elementary Schools

October 7, 2012|6:30 pm The Southern Poverty Law Center began the program in 2002 as a way to encourage children to break through racial barriers and accept different lifestyles, including homosexuality. According to the group’s website, “SPLC is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry

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16-08-2012 18:09 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins points finger at the Southern Poverty Law Center for shooting.

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07-08-2012 23:35 Domestic terrorism has come to light with the Sikh shooting. The US government is not only coming after the 2nd Amendment, but now framing US Army veterans in a false flag operation where extremists are the new threat. Mainstream media (MSM) are pushing the gunman’s background as an Army veteran who “may have been a white supremacist” with a “9/11 tattoo”

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Canada: Criticism of Israel is the New Anti-Semitism

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/07/20117206368409551.htmlNearly two years after the first hearings were held in Ottawa, the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition fto Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA) released a detailed report on July 7 that found that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Canada, especially on university campuses.While the CPCCA’s final report does contain some cases of real anti-Semitism, the committee has provided […]

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