I noted with some amusement this story at the Loudoun Times-Mirror announcing that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has declared Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio’s group Public Advocate of the United States is a “hate group.” And what’s that mean?
SPLC listed Public Advocate as an “active hate group” in 2011 based on research compiled through hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.
According to the SPLC, an internationally recognized civil rights non-profit, “all hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”
By that definition, SPLC is as big a hate group as they come. Or they would be if they hadn’t already demostrated themselves so basically silly as to make it a real effort to even consider their screeching seriously. I mean when your last big thing was to announce that you were labeling pick-up artists as a hate group, it’s pretty much a given that you’re just a bunch of frothing lunatics.
Delgaudio’s organization makes themselves perfectly clear that they don’t approve of the homosexual lifestyle and paticularly the efforts by gay advocacy groups to promote their agenda in our public schools. SPLC is no different regarding socially conservative groups. Public Advocate disagrees with gay advocacy groups, but in the eyes of the left these days any disagreement means you’re a hater. It’s ad hominem fallacious arguments and logic, pure and simple – and wrong. I might not feel Public Advocate’s mission as a priority myself, and might even disagree with them on one issue or another, but that disagreement doesn’t rise to the level of “hate”. SPLC is simply showing they have no ability to actually respond to arguments of Public Advocate so they resort to puffed-up outrage and name calling.
I’m sure Public Advocate will wear SPLC’s little label as a badge of honor. Perhaps someday SPLC will actually recover their relevance.