Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Commentary Tidbits: Anti-Gay Protest at SPLC Edition

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


  1. At the end of the LGBTQ Nation story, Scott Lively goes so far as to call on his imaginary friend to destroy the SPLC. When (as we can safely assume) this doesn't happen, will it at all give him pause? Of course not.

  2. Infidel753 -- A deity who fails to obliterate people they dislike doesn't seem to be cooling their wrath, sadly.

  3. I like the photo of the day. They look like really good Christians, don't you think?

  4. Donna -- Yeah, the Christlike love just shines through. NOT.

  5. I must be feeling pretty banged up and bruised in SC this week; I can hardly bear to take in the ugly that's apparent in these articles. My resilience to horror is down.

  6. Nance -- With the GOP in town, you're entitled to feel weary.


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