Eric W. Dolan
Conservatives on Wednesday blasted the Southern Poverty Law Center after a gunman shot a security guard in the front lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
The Southern Poverty Law Center had labeled the organization a hate group in 2010 “because of its dissemination of false and demonizing propaganda about gays and lesbians.” The Southern Poverty Law Center is frequently attacked by some conservatives, who claim it is politically-biased in favor of liberals.
“Today’s attack is the clearest sign we’ve seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as ‘hateful’ must end,” said Brian Brown, President of NOM.
“For too long national gay rights groups have intentionally marginalized and ostracized pro-marriage groups and individuals by labeling them as ‘hateful’ and ‘bigoted’ — such harmful and dangerous labels deserve no place in our civil society and NOM renews its call today for gay rights groups and the Southern Poverty Law Center to withdraw such incendiary rhetoric from a debate that involves millions of good Americans,” he added.