You don’t want to accidentally get involved with a hate group, right? Well, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wants to ensure you don’t. That’s why the liberal-leaning organization, which is known for tracking civil rights abuses and hate crimes, published a handy list you can reference.
Unfortunately, their classification of “hate group” includes Christian organizations who espouse the traditional, Biblical belief in marriage and family. A well-known and respected Christian organization, Alliance Defending Freedom, made the list for being “anti-LGBT,” despite the fact that they have no record violence or discrimination.
Now, CNN has republished SPLC’s list, which originally came out earlier this year, causing it to appear more legit than it is. It’s common practice these days for progressive outlets to characterize any group with traditional Biblical beliefs in marriage this way. But it’s dangerous to perpetuate this myth that ADF and other Christian organizations are “hate groups,” as it may actually invite and incite violence against them.