The Southern Poverty Law Center has agreed to pay a $3.375 million settlement as the result of a demand from an Islamic reformer and his foundation for being included in the SPLC's now-defunct "anti-Muslim extremists" list published in December 2016. The settlement is tangible proof that the SPLC, which amounts to little more than a leftist instrument of political warfare against those with whom it disagrees, fully deserves the infamy which it has lately earned.
The SPLC's stated motivation is to "destroy" groups with which it disagrees and it accomplishes this objective by falsely labeling nonviolent organizations as "hate groups" and seeks to "cut off hate groups from sources of financing by pushing digital companies like Amazon not to allow hate groups to use their services." Right now, Liberty Counsel is in the crosshairs of both prongs of the SPLC's vicious attack campaign.
The SPLC has already recruited major digital companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter into blacklisting and/or policing the messaging of groups they've maligned as "Hate Groups." The danger of tech titans joining with the radical SPLC is alarming. This label is false, defamatory, and dangerous, and the SPLC and those who rely upon the false label must stop.
Liberty Counsel has joined other leaders and organizations to urge all reputable news organizations, government agencies, corporations, and social media groups to immediately stop citing the Southern Poverty Law Center's discredited and dangerous propaganda as a reliable source.
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We continue to aggressively fight back against the SPLC's blatant efforts to defame us in the public square! And, Liberty Counsel's litigation team remains deeply engaged in our effort to turn back the assaults against us and others that are being led by the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) legal team.
Now, we need your support to successfully turn the tide against the SPLC!
The increased demands on our litigation efforts coupled with the escalating attacks being waged against our organization have created an enormous drain on our resources.
We have been given a $50,000 Challenge Grant that we are far short of meeting. In fact, we need about $10,000 this weekend to get us to 50% of matching the challenge.
Can I count on your help this weekend? Please prayerfully consider making your best possible gift to meet this critical $50,000 Challenge so we can fight back against the SPLC's attack and continue other important litigation.
The impact of every dollar you donate to this $50,000 Challenge Grant will effectively be doubled until we reach the goal.
We are at a critical crossroads. Liberty Counsel has extremely challenging situations right now concerning both the SPLC and GuideStar, which attacked Liberty Counsel based on the SPLC's deceitful "hate" label.
We must win these fights! And I must keep our team of litigators contending for faith, life, and liberty in other key battles across the country.
Please… prayerfully consider making your best possible tax-deductible gift today. And thank you, in advance, for your prayers and financial support!