On January 17th, Hatewatch reported that several anti-gay activists protested outside of the Southern Poverty Law Center headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. The protest, organized by Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), condemned the Southern Poverty Law Center for categorizing anti-LGBT faith organizations as hate groups. According to Hatewatch, participating organizations included Abiding Truth Ministries, the Illinois Family Institute, and Mass Resistance, and scheduled speakers included Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber and Linda Harvey of Mission America.
Several LGBT and progressive blogs commented on the gathering, and for your reading pleasure, I've included links to their commentary below.
Right Wing Watch: While Protesting Southern Poverty Law Center, AFTAH Proves Why It's A 'Hate Group'
Truth Wins Out: Porno Pete Goes To SPLC For Whining Purposes, Brings Friends
Box Turtle Bulletin: Yes, Hate Groups Have African Americans Too
LGBTQ Nation: Anti-gay hate groups protest SPLC for calling them anti-gay hate groups
The New Civil Rights Movement: Anti-Gay Hate Groups Protest SPLC, Mislead About Why They're Labeled Hate Groups
Def Shepherd: Hate Groups Rally Outside Southern Poverty Law Center To Protest Being Labeled As Hate Groups
Joe. My. God: Photo of the Day: SPLC Protest