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Christian Group Sues SPLC Over ‘Hate Group’ Designation

The Southern Poverty Law Center has quickly become the pariah of conservative and Christian groups around the country for its defamatory, politically motived hit pieces.

The SPLC is an extreme leftist organization that runs in the same circles as the ACLU.

Funded by Soros and donations from uber-liberal corporations like Apple, Google, and others, the SPLC masquerades as a legitimate legal advocate for civil and equal rights.

But in reality it’s just an attack dog for the left which puts out media releases and scurrilous stories about so-called ‘hate groups’.

One such group, the D. James Kennedy Ministries, was recently labeled on its ‘Hate Map’ for harboring ‘anti-LGBT hate’.

Why?

Because they adhere to biblical principles.

But now they’ve had enough, and the SPLC may finally get its comeuppance.

DJKM has filed suit against the SPLC and Amazon for defamation, and it may likely win which will pave the way for similar lawsuits.

We can only hope it will bankrupt the morally bankrupt organization.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

On Tuesday, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood. The SPLC listed DJKM as a “hate group,” while GuideStar also categorized it in those terms, and Amazon kept the ministry off of its charity donation program, Amazon Smile.

“We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong,” Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO at DJKM, said in a statement Tuesday. “Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as ‘hate’ groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter.”

The SPLC has labeled DJKM an “anti-LGBT hate group” for its opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenderism. “These false and illegal characterizations have a chilling effect on the free exercise of religion and on religious free speech for all people of faith,” Wright declared.

“After having given the SPLC an opportunity to retract, we have undertaken this legal action, seeking a trial by a jury of our peers, to preserve our own rights under the law and to defend the religious free speech rights of all Americans,” the DJKM president concluded.

The lawsuit laid out charges against the SPLC, GuideStar, and Amazon. “SPLC acted knowingly, intentionally, and with actual malice in publishing the Hate Map that included the Ministry and in publishing the SPLC Transmissions to GuideStar that included the ministry,” the suit alleged. “SPLC’s conduct in making these publications was beyond the reckless disregard for the truth standard required by Alabama law for punitive damages.”


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