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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Conservative moms are hate-filled 'extremists,' says SPLC

Moms for Liberty, conservatives who "do not co-parent with the government" and oppose gender-identity lessons in schools, made the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate map" of hate groups and anti-government groups. The SPLC report explicitly compares Moms for Liberty to "Southern women . . . yelling obscenities" at a child trying to integrate a New Orleans school in 1960. "It could just as easily be 2022."


The report claims some Moms for Liberty members have threatened teachers and the LGBT community, writes Robby Soave on Reason. But it treats all conservative views as extremist. The section on Moms for Liberty cites what SPLC apparently considers an "extremist" statement by cofounder Tiffany Justice:

"I raise my children. The government does not. We do not co-parent with the government. And there are certain sensitive subjects that we would like to be directing the conversation around for our children . . . Parents are very concerned about this idea about gender identity that was never discussed in our public schools, and it is now taking a front row seat in our children's education. And it is affecting everything they do, including for many of our girls, how safe they feel in the bathrooms at their school."

It's not exactly Mein Kampf.


SPLC condemns Moms for Liberty for advocating "for the removal of books that discuss gender identity, racial identity, and sexuality from public school libraries," writes Soave. It also objects to the group for "fighting against mask and vaccine mandates, seeking to abolish the Department of Education, and undermining the influence of teachers unions."


If that's enough to get an organization labeled "extremist," he writes, "then the term extremism has lost all relevant meaning."


When the number of hate groups and the number of anti-government groups declined, SPLC combined the two categories on the "hate map" to make it look scarier, Soave notes. "The most recent hate map lists 1,225 groups, which looks like a massive increase from the previous year, since the map's interactive function prompts viewers to compare it with 2021's 773 hate groups," he writes. "Apparently, antigovernment groups are added and subtracted as necessary to produce the desired totals."


"Moms for Liberty is a chapter-based organization, which means that it can be counted not once but dozens of times," Soave writes. Of 89 Florida groups on the hate map, 28 are Moms for Liberty chapters. The Moms make up 10 of the 72 extremist groups listed in Texas. "No effort is made to distinguish these chapters based on whether prominent members have espoused genuinely hateful views; they're all just extremists, extremists everywhere."

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Richard Rider
Richard Rider
Jun 13, 2023

Why you should be on the Southern Poverty Law Center mailing list

If you haven't yet signed up as a "supporter" of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), you should -- as I did some time ago. Signing up serves two purposes.

  1. SPLC wastes money sending you their fundraising propaganda. You might even send them a dollar, so that they know you are a serious sycophant.

  2. Their mailings provide a window into the dark soul of this evil organization. In the latest package filled with hate, they quote an unassailable source to prove that Donald Trump was elected President primarily by white supremacists. Their source? David Duke! Yeah, there's a reliable pundit/pollster.

A late comer to the civil rights movement,…

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phillipmarlowe
Jun 15, 2023
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Well, they are correct about the MILFs of MOL.


You post is a mish mash of reduction racist nonsense. But that's to be expected from you from what you have posted here on JJ's site.

As for SPLC, here is much more intelligent take on them from my friend Alex than what you offered:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2009/05/15/king-of-the-hate-business/


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Guest
Jun 12, 2023

The issue is that the Moms for Liberty is a semi-astro turg campaign whose long range goals include overturning Obergefell, Bostock, Lawrence, Griswold, and probably Loving. The Moms for Liberty are the social conservative types who still oppose same sex marriage, oppose homosexual adoption, oppose homosexuals being allowed to service in the military, oppose homosexuals working as teachers or coaches, and want to use their religious beliefs as a reason for blatant discrimination.


The Moms for Liberty have jumped on the Trans students issue as a wedge issues to get the Supreme Court to overturn every pro-homosexual ruling of the law two decades. So the question is whether the Moms for Liberty should be taken at face value or shoul…

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phillipmarlowe
Jun 15, 2023
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He read their nonsense, which you don't quote.

But, that's to be expected from you.

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Guest
Jun 11, 2023

It is most amusing to see people still give legitimacy to the SPLC. So they were a good organization in the late '60s and early '70s, i.e., 50 years ago. But now they aren't but the old people and the indoctrinated in college still have an unthinking response to SPLC like they still do good.


For contrast, in the 1920s, fascism was considered to have saved much of Europe from communism. But we all know how fascism was in the late '30s and early '40s. It is not that SPLC is fascist or even communist. The point is that political orgs develop, often do some good, then are co-opted or reveal their true nature as the years go on.

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phillipmarlowe
Jun 15, 2023
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reveal their true nature as the years go on.


Oh, yes.

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