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Is This Really Just 'Mainstream Christian Advocacy'?

Zinnia Jones | Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

In asking us not to call this hateful, Dana Milbank is asking us to accept people wanting us demonized, detained, deported, and dead as a normal part of American political and religious life. We're the ones being told that we must tolerate this as a simple difference of opinion.

Is It Christian To Be Anti-Gay?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.

An Open Letter To Tony Perkins Of The Family Research Council: Let's Talk About Hate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my post last week, I stated that no one should be exploiting the tragic FRC shooting for political gain. That's why I and many others are greatly disappointed by the press conference you held last week, and I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to have a public discussion with me about hate.

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supp...

Hate on Social Media Against President Obama Soars

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As the closely contested 2012 presidential election further heats up, more groups will skirt the social media censors and ratchet up their hate filled vitriol on their sites. They'll pawn it off as poking fun and satire at Obama, and minorities. And for the most part they'll get away with it.

Don't Tell Me to Join a Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I am a forty-something woman with no kids. I used to have friends, a life and a career. Then we moved to a rural area for my husband's job in the UK and five years on, I seem to have nothing.

Why White Supremacists Have Embraced the War on Contraception

Keli Goff | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

For some, the battle over birth control happens to align with a much bigger, long-term culture war. Not a culture war over religious freedom, as some would have you believe, but a war over the browning of America.

Will The Changing Face Of The Nation Spur Hate Group Participation?

Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices

While the U.S. Census Bureau’s longtime prediction that the size of the country’s racial and ethnic groups will together surpass that of the non-H...

Hate Groups Explode In Number

ABC News | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

The number of radical hate groups and militias has exploded in recent years in reaction to the changing makeup of America, and new census figures show...

Virginia Republican: Obama's 'Evolution Comment Gives Evolutionists A Bad Name'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Republican official in a suburban Northern Virginia county has moved beyond criticizing Florida pirate festivals for their "invasion" ...

U.S. Hate And Extremist Groups Hit Record Levels, New Report Says

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

2012-03-08-Screenshot20120308at10.15.01AM.pngThe number of domestic hate and extremist groups in the United States grew to record levels in 2011, led by a surge in anti-government radicalism.

Number Of U.S. Hate Groups Is Rising

The New York Times | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Fed by antagonism toward President Obama, resentment toward changing racial demographics and the economic rift between rich and poor, the number of so...

Once Again, FAIR Reveals Its Heartlessness

Mark Potok | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Mark Potok

As FAIR has made abundantly clear over the decades, humanitarian sympathy or even simple concern for their fellow human beings has no part at all in their heartless ideology.

The Fight for Equal Rights Is So Far From Over

Amelia | Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

More people are acting like it's just not all that important. Glee and Modern Family are on television, a handful of states allow equal marriage, gay people can have families. It's done and the struggle is over.

New SPLC Intelligence Report: The Rhetoric of War

Mark Potok | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Mark Potok

Something is happening on the radical right. Even as the presidential campaign season heats up and, with it, the possibility of ridding themselves of their hated black president, extremists are ratcheting up the rhetoric of war.

Anti-LGBT Group's Banquet Draws Protest, Vandalism

Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

A banquet hosted by a "hate group" in honor of an Evangelical leader tied to a controversial Ugandan anti-gay bill drew protests from LGBT activists i...

White Supremacists in San Francisco: Conviction Uncovers Underground Network of Hate Groups

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.14.2011 | San Francisco

The conviction of two men in the brutal assault of two Mexican nationals has shed light on an underground network of white supremacist groups operatin...

Values Voter Summit -- Or Anti-LGBT Hate Fest?

Mark Potok | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

Starting today, a number of prominent public figures will be attending and speaking at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of socially conservative activists in Washington. But just what kind of values are they promoting?

Yes, Anti-LGBT Religious Groups Are Hate Groups

Rev. Dr. Katrina D. Foster | Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Katrina D. Foster

As a devout, orthodox Christian and Jesus freak, I do not think using the word "hate" to describe what Mr. Daly and the people at Focus on the Family and other organizations are trying to do is too strong.

The Day Hate Became Everyone's Problem

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

If the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor was, in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the "date that shall live in infamy," 9/11 was the "day that hate became everyone's problem."

Redefining Hate: Pro-Gay Activists Should Reconsider Rhetoric

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

We live in a world that glorifies tolerance. So it's ironic that those who often champion tolerance are quick to abandon it when they encounter people who disagree with their perspectives.

Suburban Anti-Gay Group Wants To Keep Gay Blood Donor Ban

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Though the Naperville, Ill.-based anti-gay group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) recently lost their 501(c)3, tax-exempt organizationa...

Lucas Kavner

Is The KKK Trying To 'Re-Brand' Itself?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

At the Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, a handful of picketers from controversial hate group the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) were siphon...

The Arizonification of America

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

When even leading conservatives worry out loud about the right-wing vitriol and demonizing propaganda, you've got to be concerned about where our country is headed.

Civil Rights Center: U.S. Hate Groups Top 1000 in 2010

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Hate groups in the U.S. numbered over 1,000 for the first time in a just-released annual tally of extremism. The 1,002 "hate groups" represent the tenth consecutive annual increase.