The Southern Poverty Law Center is famous for rooting out bigotry and hate speech, except that is, when it comes to their fawning article commenters. The comment thread below was typical of what passes as fair comment on the $PLC’s site. It is among the reactions to a story about a rather unsavory $PLC former target who tuned up dead of gunshot wounds in 2013.
The story itself is a self-promoting, gloating report of what happens to people the $PLC designate as “haters.” It’s carried under the banner of HATEWATCH.
The story itself is insignificant except for insight it provides into the mind of the $PLC’s fan base. To their minds, a police blotter account of a dead ignoramus in Louisville, leads directly into an attack on the Catholic Church, and Christianity. This is all on a site purportedly dedicated to attacking bigotry.
Judging the $PLC by the same criteria they apply to others, this is a clear case of providing a platform for religious bigotry of the vilest kind. While hammering everything traditional and Western it would seem that the $PLC is quite at home with a lot of hate speech among its own admirers and on its own site.
Here is the segment that caught my attention. Note also how these sophisticates murder the English language in their expression of right-think.
The SPLC claims to ban commenters from creating content that “victimizes, degrades, defiles or disparages any person or group based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, medical condition, or veteran status or otherwise engage in what we deem to be racism, sexism, ageism, religious intolerance, bigotry, ethnic slurs, or homophobia.”
This anti-Catholic stuff has been on their website, unmoderated, for two years.