SPLC Creep Defends ‘Hate Map’ Used By Family Research Council Attacker

Posted by on Aug 07, 2013 at 8:43 am

No amount of evidence is ever enough for these leftwing hatemongers.

Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees said his group’s “Hate Map” “doesn’t cause anybody to attack,” despite Floyd Lee Corkins’ admission that he targeted the Family Research Council (FRC) after going to the center’s website.

As Corkins told the FBI after his arrest, he learned of the FRC online, “It was a, uh, Southern Poverty Law, lists, anti-gay groups. I found them online. I did a little bit of research, went to the website, stuff like that.”

Corkins attempted a mass shooting on Aug. 15, 2012, opening fire at the Family Research Council and  wounding Security Guard Leo Johnson.

Armed with more than 95 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-a sandwiches, Corkinstold the FBI that he chose the FRC as his first target after looking at a list of “anti-gay” groups on the SPLC’s website.

The Family Research Council is still listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map” as “anti-gay.”

CNSNews.com questioned Dees about the Hate Map when he was in Washington, D.C.,  last week, asking whether his group has ever considered removing the FRC since the revelation from Corkins.

Corkins would be a household name if he were a tea partier attacking a leftwing group. But not a peep of condemnation from the people who egged him on. And these SPLC lowlifes are still a go-to source for the media.

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14 Responses to “SPLC Creep Defends ‘Hate Map’ Used By Family Research Council Attacker”

  1. NC Mountain Girl on 7/07/13 at 9:48 am

    I seem to recall that Dees’s former law partner once called him the Jim Bakker of the civil rights movement-and then apologized to Bakker for the insult.

    Dees might be a lawyer but he made his first million selling cookbooks via direct mail. He created the SPLC for one reason- to monetize the mailing list he acquired serving as head of McGovern’s fundraising operations. Now that the people on that list he scared with stories of a rampant KKK have largely died off he has re-purposed the SPLC to target those who want to see homophobia everywhere they look.

    He is a huckster and should be relentlessly ridiculed as such.

  2. Perro on 7/07/13 at 9:59 am

    Anyone who considers pick-up-artists as a hate group is not to be taken seriously

  3. Warren Bonesteel on 7/07/13 at 10:08 am

    Both sides are full of crap. The attitude from both sides is that ‘it’s not hate when we do it.’ Both sides spew hatred and vitriol every day and both sides call the other side hypocrites.

    Left, right or independent, if you want to know why America is so divided? Look in the mirror. There’s your answer.

  4. MT Geoff on 7/07/13 at 10:25 am

    It’s a bit much for SPLC to claim that their website and its map had no role in Corkins’ attack on FRC. At the same time, people who deal in controversial topics are not responsible for every wicked fool who visits the website, listens to their discussion, and then chooses to act horribly.
    Their hypocrisy is the problem, in my view, not their map.

  5. DADvocate on 7/07/13 at 11:02 am

    “doesn’t cause anybody to attack,”

    Sounds a lot like the “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” logic. I doubt the SPLC agrees with that though. (I do.)

    Of course when Sarah Palin’s campaign published maps with registration marks to point out areas of emphasis, that was bomb sights and cross hairs.

    The SPLC publishes a map for left wing whackos to target…..crickets.

  6. Tuerqas on 7/07/13 at 11:40 am

    Warren, your commentary is what is full of crap. First of all, is it ‘both sides’ or ‘all sides’? Don’t worry, I know the answer. Like most libs, you may use the term independent or conservative as a separate category, but you really think independents, republicans and conservatives are all the same. After I robbed the last lib I ‘debated’ with of all his arguments, his final one was that ‘ he did not know one person who admitted voting for Bush’. Basically he accused me of not really being a Libertarian fully as if there was no such thing. And in the end I think his world view is that there are Dems and everyone else.

    I suppose, though, based on your definition of hate speech or racism, libs can paint everyone else in to(or out of at will) hater, racists. Are you afraid to walk in certain parts of your city? That is not logical fear based on crime data, it is racism. Refusing to give a minority bum inhabiting the same corner every day ‘bread money’ for his family, you are a hater.

    Note: I was with you until you added independents. Dems are the consummate hypocrites, but Reps are right behind. Reps seem to own a few of their problems, though. Dems just ignore reality completely.

  7. Bilwick on 7/07/13 at 1:01 pm

    “Both sides are full of crap. The attitude from both sides is that ‘it’s not hate when we do it.’ Both sides spew hatred and vitriol every day and both sides call the other side hypocrites.”

    Could be; but in my experience, what the Left means as “hate” is “anything opposed to Hive party-line.” Or really, just anything strongly pro-liberty.

    “Left, right or independent, if you want to know why America is so divided? Look in the mirror. There’s your answer.”

    Your experience differs from mine, Warren. When I look in a mirror, all I see is a guy who wants to live in peace (i.e., sans coercion) with other people. You keep your gun out of my face and your hand off my wallet, and we’ll get along just fine. The Left, on the other hand . . .

  8. Cameo_Apperance on 7/07/13 at 1:28 pm

    So, the SPLC “Hate Map” geographically locates every person that the SPLC really hates. For the convenience of their haters at home.
    Got it.

  9. Deserttrek on 7/07/13 at 8:50 pm

    the spl is an extreme left wing anti American organization.

    commenter Warren says we are all at fault, I disagree. many people on ALL sides have been brainwashed into a story line that is not real. sadly it is the left that uses extreme rhetoric and violence to achieve its goals.

    I am a live and let live type. I do not believe in same sex marriage or abortion, but will not attack those who do. call me names or attack me and its a different story.

  10. Tuerqas on 8/08/13 at 9:56 am

    “I am a live and let live type. I do not believe in same sex marriage or abortion, but will not attack those who do. call me names or attack me and its a different story.”

    Exactly. Even being a religious person, I do not believe we should be living in a theocracy. The law of the land is and should be secular. That is half of what the separation of church and state is all about. Most libs just don’t get that the establishment clause was created to protect the freedom of religion, not to protect citizens from religion(the other half). The main exception I have with the legalities of those two issues is whether a secular union of any type (including one man and one woman) should be called ‘marriage’. I don’t even care about the usurpation of the term so much as the legal ramifications involved. No same sex couple should be able to sue a church to ‘marry’ them. If secular unions had a different term, this violation of the establishment clause by Gov’t would not be viable and churches, or religion, would be protected from the state.