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Southern Poverty Law Center condemned for causing violence, labeled as terror organization

TAMPA, Fla. — On Thursday, Citizens Defending Freedom condemned the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, an anti-American nonprofit organization with a history of perpetuating evil, after the SPLC attacked concerned parents earlier this week.

The condemnation from Citizens Defending Freedom comes on the heels of the SPLC’s denouncement of Moms for Liberty and other parental rights organizations. The SPLC, which is based in Alabama, labeled Moms for Liberty a “hate and anti-government” organization on Tuesday night.

Moms for Liberty is a virtuous group that helps parents, uncles, aunts and friends fight for parental rights in their children’s schools, as those schools foist LGBT, Critical Race Theory and other “social justice” curriculum and materials on students. Moms for Liberty rose to prominence during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when they protested against mask mandates and other unconstitutional restrictions imposed by school administrators.

James Judge, the national spokesman for Citizens Defending Freedom, says it’s time to have a serious conversation about the SPLC and its labeling of conservatives.

“The SPLC itself is the actual ‘hate group’ here, and frankly a terror organization,” said Judge. “It is absolutely absurd that they would list a parental rights organization alongside the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, when Moms for Liberty’s mission is to ensure that parents have a say in their children’s public school education, which of course is funded with taxpayer dollars from those parents. The SPLC has caused more real-world hate and violence than Moms for Liberty ever could, all because of the labels it recklessly slaps on ordinary conservative organizations.”

One example of violence incited by the SPLC, was a 2012 incident in which a man named Floyd Lee Corkins II attempted to kill employees of the conservative Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., which had been and still is listed as a “hate group” by the SPLC. When questioned by the FBI about his motivations, Corkins cited the SPLC’s “hate list” as a motivating factor in choosing the Family Research Council as a target.

“The SPLC is literally responsible for a terrorist attack against a conservative organization, yet it continues to put targets on the backs of ordinary conservatives who hold perfectly acceptable political beliefs,” said Judge.

Despite SPLC’s efforts to harm Mom’s for Liberty, Judge says that Moms for Liberty should wear the SPLC’s label as a badge of honor.

“When left-wing hate groups like the SPLC take notice of what you’re doing, it is because they are scared of your effectiveness,” said Judge. “Their only tactic is to call groups like Moms for Liberty names in an effort to rile up violent, radical leftists. Every time the SPLC lists ordinary conservative groups as ‘haters’ or ‘extremists,’ the SPLC is only eroding its own credibility. Moms for Liberty should be proud of the label and of the great work they have done around the country to ensure that schools are held accountable for what they’re teaching our kids.”



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