• FBI unceremoniously jettisons SPLC and ADL as “resources” on hate crimes.
By Ronald L. Ray —
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) quietly dumped the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti-Defamation League (ADL), two highly prominent purveyors of hatred toward traditional Christian values and white Americans, as “resources” regarding “hate crimes,” according to the FBI’s official website. The move came in response to a stinging February 10, 2014 complaint sent to United States Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director James Comey from 14 pro-family groups, spearheaded by the Family Research Council (FRC).
The organizations requested the removal of the SPLC from the government website, as well as an end to FBI-touted partnerships with the leftwing political lobby and other bigoted groups, like the ADL, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Organization for Women.
FRC pointed out the intolerable inconsistency of the FBI’s promotion of the SPLC as a reliable public resource for information on “hate crimes,” when the latter is itself notorious for targeting certain classes of primarily conservative citizens with its venomous outrage and false statistics.
They also noted the federal government’s own conclusion that the “hate map” posted on the SPLC’s website, which lists FRC and similar organizations as “hate groups” because of anti-homosexuality positions, was a contributory factor in a domestic terror attack on FRC offices by a homosexual activist.
This stunning but quiet victory for free speech and moral uprightness first became known on March 26. The Washington Examiner quoted the ADL’s outgoing national director, Abraham Foxman:
“We are shocked, surprised and disappointed that this would be done without any consultation with groups such as ours who have been working closely with the [FBI] on issues of hate crime. We look forward to having further conversations with them on this issue.”
Indeed, it is one of the very few times that the ADL and SPLC have received a comeuppance from the federal government.
The FBI Office of Public Affairs’ Christopher M. Allen furnished a prepared statement: “Upon review, the Civil Rights program only provides links to resources within the federal government. While we appreciate the tremendous support we receive from a variety of organizations, we have elected not to identify those groups on the civil rights page.”
Reported only here, the victory was not a knockout. An FBI spokesman with whom this reporter spoke, referred to the FRC for the background of the government’s decision, thus confirming the causal connection. When pressed about whether “partnerships” will continue with the ADL, SPLC and the other racist and sexist organizations mentioned on two distinct FBI “hate crimes” web pages, he stated: “It should be assumed that there is no change there.”
Not surprisingly, the SPLC and ADL did not respond to AFP’s requests for comment.
Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.