One America News Network is reporting the following today:
Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.
There are a few problems with this. The headline of the article reads, “George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups.” Actually the SPLC is in itself a hate group. That is the problem when you start labeling hate groups–one man’s political action group is another man’s hate group.
The group consistently lists Act for America as a hate group. It is not. The group was founded by Brigitte Gabriel to educate Americans to the threat of Islam. Ms. Gabriel was knighted in Europe in 2016 for her international work on fighting terrorism and standing up for Western Values. The SPLC also lists a number of Christian organizations as hate groups because these groups hold a Biblical view of homosexuality. The SPLC has no respect for a group that believes in the Bible and attempts to follow Biblical principles.
The SPLC is nothing more than a liberal group attempting to limit the free speech of people who do not agree with them. Contributing to this group does not fight hate in any way–in fact it supports people who do not believe in the freedoms guaranteed in the United States Constitution. Unfortunately, there are many people who will be taken in by the SPLC’s claim that they are working to fight ‘hate groups.’