Tag Archives: SPLC

Quote Of The Day – Maggie Gallagher

“By some mysterious providence, three things happened in the past few weeks: Rachel Dolezal was outed as a white woman. Bruce Jenner was lauded as a white woman. And in a New Jersey consumer-fraud case against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), the Southern Poverty Law Center has spent millions to deprive any future New Jerseyans of the basic ...

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NEW JERSEY: SPLC Attorney Shreds Head Of “Ex-Gay” Group During Fraud Trial

The SPLC’s fraud lawsuit against the New Jersey-based “ex-gay” group JONAH has been underway since last week. Via New Jersey Jewish News: On the trial’s second day, the plaintiffs’ lawyer Lina Bensman pointed out that Goldberg was a disbarred attorney who in 1989 was incarcerated for six months on federal tax fraud and conspiracy charges while heading a New York ...

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NEW JERSEY: Jury Hears Openings In “Ex-Gay” Fraud Suit Filed by SPLC

Via the Associated Press: The four plaintiffs sued Jersey City-based JONAH in 2012, claiming the group violated state consumer fraud laws by characterizing homosexuality as a mental disorder and claiming it could successfully change patients’ sexual orientation. The plaintiffs say they underwent treatment that included being told to spend more time naked with their fathers and participating in role-playing in ...

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NEW JERSEY: SPLC’s Fraud Suit Against “Ex-Gay” Group Begins This Week

Via the SPLC: Jury selection is underway in the SPLC’s landmark consumer fraud case against a New Jersey provider of conversion therapy, which purports to turn gay people straight. Opening arguments in the Superior Court of New Jersey are expected to begin on either Tuesday, June 2 or Wednesday, June 3. The SPLC filed the suit – Michael Ferguson, et ...

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Harlem Hate Pastor James David Manning: Sodomy Is A White Person’s Disease

“Germany is a big hotbed for sodomy and everybody knows about France. And then of course in Belgium, and the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and Sweden, and Norway, and Finland. All that region is the hotbed and origination of modern sodomy. Not in China. You’re not gonna find that in China. You’re not gonna find that in India. You’re not gonna ...

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Harlem Hate Church Has New Message

(Via JMG reader Roldan)

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TEXAS: Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Two Churches To Hate Groups List

Via John Wright at the Texas Observer: Pastor Donnie Romero has gone viral. “I’m going to explain to you why God wants these people to be put to death,” Romero declared during a sermon in December. “The word of God is very clear that God is against the sodomites, that they’re filthy, and it says they’re an abomination to God.” ...

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Face The Nation Host To Tony Perkins:
We Almost Didn’t Have You On Because You Are A Known Hate Group Leader

Via Crooks & Liars: As the nation prepares for the Supreme Court to possibly decide whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, it was clear on Sunday that even anti-gay crusader Tony Perkins was having difficulty being taken seriously by the mainstream media. During a discussion about marriage equality on Face the Nation, CBS host Bob Schieffer began by noting ...

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ALABAMA: AG Files Motion Opposing Class Action Status Of New Marriage Suit

“The number and rate of developments has been dizzying as officials came to different conclusions about their legal obligations and as parties tried to intervene in the initial cases and bring other officials under the Court’s injunction. The Court should not further undermine the relationship between the state and federal courts by granting Plaintiffs leave to drastically change the nature ...

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ALABAMA: Civil Rights Groups File Class Action Demand For Marriage Equality

Via press release: A group of leading national civil rights organizations today filed a motion requesting a federal district court to expand a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage and to order all county probate judges in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The joint motion was filed by the Americans United for Separation of Church ...

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American Family Association Publishes “Bigotry Map” Of LGBT, Atheist, Humanist, And Civil Rights Groups

We can only presume that this is the secret weapon teased by the American Family Association late last year. Via press release: The American Family Association has identified over 200 groups and organizations that openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith. The website includes an interactive map that identifies groups whose actions are deeply intolerant of the Christian religion. Their ...

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ALABAMA: State Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Liberty Counsel’s Marriage Petition

Last last night the Alabama Supreme Court agreed to consider the petition for a writ of mandamus filed on Wednesday by Liberty Counsel. In a 6-2 decision issued late Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court set up a schedule next week for the different sides to file their answers and briefs on the request by the Alabama Policy Institute and Alabama ...

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Court Rules “Ex-Gay” Groups Can’t Claim That Homosexuality Is A Disorder

The Southern Poverty Law Center has won a landmark battle in its consumer fraud lawsuit against the New Jersey-based “ex-gay” group JONAH. A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled misrepresenting homosexuality as a disorder in marketing conversion therapy services violates the state’s consumer protection laws – a devastating ruling for the conversion therapy industry, which claims to “convert” people ...

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Ku Klux Klan Supports Judge Roy Moore

From the website of the United Dixie White Knights: The Mississippi Klan salutes Alabama’s chief justice Roy Moore, for refusing to bow to the yoke of Federal tyranny. The Feds have no authority over individual States marriage laws. The fudgepackers from Hollywood and all major news networks are in shock that the good people from the heart of Dixie are ...

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NEW JERSEY: Judge Bars Key “Ex-Gay” Witnesses From SPLC Case Against JONAH

The Southern Poverty Law Center won a key victory yesterday in their consumer fraud suit against New Jersey-based JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality. From the SPLC: Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. excluded Joseph Nicolosi [PHOTO], Christopher Doyle, Dr. James Phelan and Dr. John Diggs as witnesses for the defense, holding that their opinions are based on ...

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ALABAMA: Justice Roy Moore Tells State Officials Not To Issue Marriage Licenses

Via the Associated Press: Alabama’s chief justice is telling probate judges that they are not required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a federal judge’s decision overturning the state’s gay marriage ban. Roy Moore sent a letter Tuesday to probate judges, saying the judge’s decision isn’t binding on them. Moore said a lower federal court can’t force the ...

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American Family Association: Please Stop Attributing Bryan Fischer’s Batshit-Crazy Comments To Our Organization

In a letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Family Association today denounced a laundry list of claims by their radio host Bryan Fischer and demanded that such batshit-crazy declarations not be attributed to their organization in the future.   Right Wing Watch provides the text of the AFA’s list: AFA rejects the idea expressed by Bryan Fischer ...

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore To Appear On Radio Show Of Tony Perkins

The call-in number is 888-589-8840. Starts at 5PM Eastern.

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ALABAMA: SPLC Files Judicial Ethics Complaint Against Judge Roy Moore

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: The SPLC today filed a judicial ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and Alabama judges to defy federal law and enforce Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriages. The complaint was filed with the Judicial Inquiry Commission of Alabama, which could recommend that Moore face ethics charges ...

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FRC Attacks SPLC (Again)

Via press release from the Family Research Council: Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade issued a ruling in Searcy v. Strange holding that Alabama’s marriage amendment was unconstitutional. Even though the SPLC did not represent the plaintiffs it issued a press release trumpeting the decision: “This historic ruling is a giant step toward full equality for LGBT people ...

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