The Southern Poverty Law Center has been at the forefront of many important agendas of American civic life, for quite some time. The poor, the Southern and most of all, the legalistic, have all sought shelter under the wings of the holy dove of mercy.
But speaking of holy doves; the SPLC has provoked a hostile reaction from the Vatican, who has accused them of anti-Catholic hatred.
Although the SPLC has taken many controversial stances in the past, this one is really quite special.
Previously, they accused the anti-jihadist Muslim, Maajid Nawaz of the Quilliam Foundation, of being an anti-Muslim extremist (!)
They have also accused the Juggalo community of being a hate group.
But this time, it’s the oldest Christian Church in the world (or the second-oldest, depending on who you ask), that finds itself in the crosshairs of the highminded SPLC dogooders.
A recent statement says:
The Catholic Church is renowned for its lack of a robust culture of affirmative action; straight white males and straight non-white males predominate, with almost no leading positions held by women.
In keeping with this intrinsically misogynistic and anachronistic culture of woman-hatred, the Catholic Church militantly lobbies against contraception and abortion rights.
Like all far-right radical extremists, Pope Francis has argued for ‘tolerating’ LGBT individuals, instead of an unapologetic and unqualified celebration of sexual diversity. Moreover, the main book of this hate group, a reactionary and hate-filled propaganda book known to its extremist followers as ‘the Holy Bible,’ contains many homophobic, misogynistic, Islamophobic and antisemitic microaggressions and microinvalidations.
It is strongly recommended that the FBI and CIA keep a close watch on this seriously disturbing hate group, as it is unclear what kinds of hideous violence they may be plotting. Their various devious and disturbing splinter groups also require an article of their own: Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists.
And even the ‘Catholic-lite’ extremists, such as Quakers and Unitarians, are far from unproblematic, despite their deeply superficial and selective avowal of what they take to be some safe and conventional liberal talking points.
It is important to remember that any time such individuals speak of accepting and loving LGBT individuals, women or religious minorities, they are merely providing a hypocritical smokescreen, to crowd their reactionary ‘Long March’ to victory. All such apparently ‘liberal’ comments should be considered as tactical stratagems to further mainstream their despicable, hate-filled and highly politicised radical agendas.
A number of conservative media outlets have protested at what they deem to be an overly critical and pessimistic portrayal of the Catholic Church and of Christians more generally.
However, the SPLC remain adamant that their latest contentious hate group profile is fully up to the usual high standards the average American citizen inevitably expects from their articles.