Speaking as one of those listed by the SPLC on its killing map, I find the Southern Poverty Law Center’s behavior to be highly irresponsible. While the SPLC pretends to oppose violent extremism, it is instead enabling it and enabling the murder of its political opponents.
The SPLC’s hate map was turned into a hit map by Floyd Lee Corkins II; one of the SPLC’s leftist domestic terrorists. While the media made a huge deal out of the bogus Gifford “Bullseye” Palin nonsense, the media refuses to cover this or to tell the Southern Poverty Law Center to take down their killing map.
The Family Research Council shooter, who pleaded guilty today to a terrorism charge, picked his target off a “hate map” on the website of the ultra-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center which is upset with the conservative group’s opposition to gay rights.
Floyd Lee Corkins II pleaded guilty to three charges including a charge of committing an act of terrorism related to the August 15, 2012 injuring of FRC’s guard. He told the FBI that he wanted to kill anti-gay targets and went to the law center’s website for ideas.
At a court hearing where his comments to the FBI were revealed, he said that he intended to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.” The shooting occurred after an executive with Chick-Fil-A announced his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said that the Southern Poverty Law Center should take responsibility for the shooting and take down their hate map.
The SPLC’s listing of hate groups is sloppy, poorly researched and is clearly being used by violent leftists as an assassination guide.
Despite this, not only has the SPLC failed to take down its hate map, but deliberately exposed the address of one of its targets in court filings. And all the while the SPLC is partnered with the Justice Department.