D James Kennedy Ministries labeled a "Hate Group"

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josh p's picture

Wow. Absolutely amazing. I clicked on the map link and noticed that some groups such as a church called Lordship Church here in Wa. is labeled as "General Hate." I'd like to know the rubric for deciding who fits in that one. 

Jay's picture

To be a 'hate group' according to the SPLC, you must oppose same sex marriage.  They state that on their website.

This is just the beginning of Two Minutes Hate in America.  Get used to it, because it's not going to go away or get any better.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

Jay's picture

Teaching Tolerance magazine brings you updates on issues ranging from race and ethnicity to gender equity, and our resources give you the tools you need to bring your knowledge into the classroom, library or office.

From: https://www.splcenter.org/teaching-tolerance

It should be noted that the SPLC makes free resources (of which Teaching Tolerance is one) available absolutely free to schools and educational institutions.  The indoctrination starts earlier and is far more toxic than we expect, and the movement is to start that earlier and earlier every year.

I noted gender equity because that also, in some instances, includes persons who are transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid, etc.  The SPLC does do this; you can read about it at at Tolerance.org:

Teach the facts about sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and learn how to advocate for LGBT youth. Whether you're just becoming familiar with gender diversity or ready to start a gay-straight alliance at your school, our resources can help you and your colleagues shape inclusive policies and empower vulnerable students.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

Bert Perry's picture

the 2008 Obama campaign stood against same sex mirage, too.  List 'em!

Really, if opposing same sex marriage or illegal immigration is a reasonable criterion, we should have hundreds of thousands of hate groups (most halfway orthodox churches, etc..), not less than a thousand.  They're keeping the list short simply because otherwise their criteria would be instantly seen as a sick joke.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

WallyMorris's picture

I called the SPLC and left a (calm) message that I would like to talk with someone about their criteria for making these judgments, but no one has called back.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN

amomentofcharity.blogspot.com

Bert Perry's picture

....do you really think that the SPLC wants to talk about criteria which assign somewhere between half to two thirds of Americans to the category of "haters" and "members of hate groups"?   :^)  

Really, they've got the attention of who they care about--the media and the left--and I'm guessing they're smart enough to know that since their ideology won't pass any level of examination, they're not going to needlessly expose it to such.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Jay's picture

D. James Kennedy Ministries has taken SPLC, Guidestar, and Amazon to court:

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."

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells