Documents reveal close ties between the Department of Justice
and the Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that describes several
pro-family organizations as "hate groups."
Information demonstrating the relationship surfaced from a
Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, seeking to determine "what, if
any, influence the SPLC's branding of hate groups has had on
Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow he is not
surprised at the findings because "it's what the administration has
been relying upon for the so-called classification of hate groups."
He recalls that Secretary Janet Napolitano and her Department of
Homeland Security developed a list of potential domestic
terrorists, including such organizations as the American Family
Association and the Family Research Council.
"At West Point, an individual now has come out and
said that you need to look out for people who are Christians, those
who are pro-life, veterans, those who believe in limited
government, those who support the Second Amendment, because they
could be potential domestic terrorists," he adds.
Staver says that is exactly what the Southern Poverty Law Center
"So this organization has nothing to do with legitimacy," he
says. "The Southern Poverty Law Center is a radicalized
organization, and it is very revealing that it has a very close tie
with the United States Department of Justice."
He says that knowledge ought to "send chills down everyone's
spine." Staver concludes the situation ought to be dealt with in
congressional investigations and needs to be brought to light with
the American people.
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