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CNN Publishes Fake Hate List Targeting Well-Known Christian Groups
Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 08/19/2017 5:26:18 AM PDT by Kaslin

Many Christian organizations are fearful for their safety after CNN published a bogus “hate map” concocted by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“Here are all the active hate groups where you live,” CNN’s headline declared.

The list included among others American Family Association, Family Research Council, Alliance Defending Freedom, Liberty Counsel and Pacific Justice Institute.

American Family Association blasted the CNN story calling it a “sham news article that could easily incite violence and place AFA employees and supporters in harm’s way.”

Liberty Counsel President Mat Staver demanded an immediate retraction – calling CNN’s report “false, defamatory and dangerous.”

“Liberty Counsel is not a hate group,” he said. “The false ‘hate’ label is very damaging to our reputation and is a safety risk to our staff. Liberty Counsel is a Christian ministry, and hates no one.”

Conservatives and Christians have good reason to be worried.

In 2012, Floyd Lee Corkins opened fire inside Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. A security guard was shot and wounded.

The domestic terrorist told police he wanted to kill as many employees as possible to intimidate opponents of same-sex marriage. Corkins brought along Chick-fil-A sandwiches, which he intended to smear on the faces of dead staffers.

So what does this have to do with CNN’s story?

Corkins told authorities that he picked his target using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s so-called “hate map.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins appeared on my nationally syndicated radio show Thursday to condemn CNN for using material from an organization that is “an attack dog of the Left.”

“They are not a neutral arbiter that is calling balls and strikes. They are on the field – playing. They are pushing an agenda and anyone who opposes them – they slap a label on them,” Perkins told me.

“They (SPLC) are inciting violence and it needs to stop,” he added.

Liberty Counsel pointed out that had CNN done due diligence they would have discovered that the SPLC hate map has been widely discredited.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation removed the SPLC as a resource in 2014 – during the Obama Administration.

And Liberty Counsel reports that in 2016 the Justice Department reprimanded SPLC’s lawyers for repeating “hate” misinformation.

Shortly after I called out CNN on my nationally syndicated radio show, they issued an editor’s note:

“The headline on this story has been changed to more closely align with the content of the piece, which clearly indicates that the data on hate groups is from the Southern Poverty Law Center. This story has also been updated to provide direct links to the full list from the SPLC as opposed to publishing the entire list here.”

That’s not good enough.

CNN must retract the entire story and publicly vow to never again use Southern Poverty Law Center’s inflammatory propaganda.

The cold hard reality is that CNN is responsible for placing a target on the backs of well-respected conservative groups and Christian ministries.

We can only pray there’s not another Floyd Corkins lurking in the shadows – and reading CNN’s bogus report.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: adf; afa; antichristianbigotry; christians; clintonnewsnetwork; clownnewsnetwork; cnn; fakenewsnetwork; frc; libertycounsel; splc
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1 posted on 08/19/2017 5:26:18 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Yet do- gooder Timmy Cook gives a million bucks to SPLC and eggs on Apple employees to do the same


2 posted on 08/19/2017 5:29:29 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Search "Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy tweets" and pass those links on to all you know)
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To: Kaslin

Sue them?


3 posted on 08/19/2017 5:32:49 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Kaslin

This is a signal to the radical leftists that they should attack these places.


4 posted on 08/19/2017 5:39:50 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Lying Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Kaslin

Sue their asses into oblivion.


5 posted on 08/19/2017 5:44:34 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (We're right, you're wrong - that's the end of the argument.)
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To: I want the USA back

Lock & load, fellow Christians. This s*** has gone on too long.

Antifas think they are invincible but now it is time to cut flesh if necessary.


6 posted on 08/19/2017 5:44:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: Truth29

Time to go after their advertisers as well as the cable companies who carry CNN.


7 posted on 08/19/2017 5:50:45 AM PDT by SirFishalot
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To: Kaslin

CNN is the mouthpiece of fascism.


8 posted on 08/19/2017 5:50:51 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)
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To: Kaslin

Islamic groups, who hate infidels like Christians, Jews, Hindus, and homosexuals, are not listed.

CNN is ISIS


9 posted on 08/19/2017 5:52:50 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Kaslin

If Hillary were in office right now, not only would confederate statues be coming down, so would Christian churches and businesses.

People who live by biblical morality are now seen as a “hate group.” How did we get here?


10 posted on 08/19/2017 5:57:26 AM PDT by tuffydoodle ("Never underestimate the total depravity of the average human being.")
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To: Kaslin

There is a ton of nasty information out there on the SPLC/Morris Dees. I remember reading it years ago. If I recall correctly much is in the transcripts of a divorce trial Dees was involved in.


11 posted on 08/19/2017 6:00:24 AM PDT by Captain7seas (UNexit. Make America Great Again!)
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To: Kaslin

There is a ton of nasty information out there on the SPLC/Morris Dees. I remember reading it years ago. If I recall correctly much is in the transcripts of a divorce trial Dees was involved in.


12 posted on 08/19/2017 6:01:03 AM PDT by Captain7seas (UNexit. Make America Great Again!)
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To: Kaslin
Just CNN being proactive and putting yellow Stars of David on us so that the violent socialists can target us quicker.

Mr. niteowl77

13 posted on 08/19/2017 6:04:54 AM PDT by niteowl77
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To: tuffydoodle
If Hillary were in office right now, not only would confederate statues be coming down, so would Christian churches and businesses.

I told Christians who asked that Trump would give them a reprieve and don't expect perfection. Some still thought that Hillary was a more devout person who respected their beliefs. The problem is that really good people see the best in everyone else especially if they only have the mainstream media as their source. Christians also sometimes confuse government handouts for charity.

14 posted on 08/19/2017 6:06:48 AM PDT by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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To: Kaslin

SPLC/Morris Dees:

https://www.thesocialcontract.com/answering_our_critics/southern_poverty_law_center_splc_info.html

Scroll down to personal information


15 posted on 08/19/2017 6:23:17 AM PDT by Captain7seas (UNexit. Make America Great Again!)
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To: Kaslin

I OVERHEARD a conversation where it was said that many of the men working at the SPLC routinely rape children and torture animals. Not sure it’s true. BUT it might be something you mention to friends and neighbors. It could be TRUE. Who knows?


16 posted on 08/19/2017 6:57:40 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: Kaslin

Purportedly, here’s a real hate list:

https://8ch.net/pol/res/10404804.html

Can anyone verify if this is really a list of Antifa members? Some of the Facebook pages towards the bottom of the list look very like antifa supporters.


17 posted on 08/19/2017 6:59:22 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones

Just so you have a clear view on the true nature of this list... the hate group listed in the far south edge of Arizona is “American Border Patrol.”


18 posted on 08/19/2017 7:19:57 AM PDT by TimeofReason
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s army of brown shirts just following orders from the leftist media.


19 posted on 08/19/2017 8:10:10 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: elcid1970

I see a second civil war coming.


20 posted on 08/19/2017 8:41:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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