Say Merry Christmas to the Southern Poverty Law Center
2017 has been a highly tumultuous year for those fighting for religious liberty. It has become even more clear that Christian views about sexuality are no longer to be tolerated. Christians simply trying to live with integrity have been called vile names and the organizations seeking to protect the ability of those Christians to live in line with their moral convictions have been called hate groups.
During 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center has been one of the most openly hostile groups to Christian beliefs. They published a hate group heat map that includes many mainstream, evangelical groups. During the holidays, they aren’t letting up. They just published a 2017 round up of hate groups around the country.
This group includes the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council. This Holiday Season, let’s wish them a Merry Christmas and ask them to resolve in the New Year to stop slandering kind, loving people who hold different convictions than they do. During this season of peace and love, even the SPLC should be able to respect the ability of some Americans to disagree with them on sexual morality.
In this particular list, the SPLC focuses around groups that recently came together to support and defend cake baker Jack Philips. As we have reported before, Jack Phillips is a Christian baker in Colorado who has been fined, harassed and defamed for his Christian conviction. He creates magnificent cakes that can only accurately be described as works of art. He declined to create a cake for a gay wedding ceremony because, as a Christian, he believes that marriage is only between one man and one woman. He was found guilty of discrimination by the state court in Colorado. The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in his case. Citizen GO was at the Supreme Court steps demonstrating in his defense.
The SPLC considers people like Jack haters. It’s clear that the SPLC is obviously deploying anti-Christian bias and attempting to silence people who they disagree with—rather than actually engaging with conservative arguments. Indeed, the FBI and U.S. Army refuse to use the SPLC as a resource any longer because it is so politically motivated.
During this holiday season, let’s reach out to the SPLC and which them and Merry Christmas and gently remind them that we are not haters and that we can coexist with different points of view. After all, aren’t they the ones who claim to fight for “tolerance.”
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