It’s official: Bachmann supports hate!

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the folks who helped bring you the civil rights movement, keeps a list of what it calls hate groups. These are people like the Klu Klux Klan, who usually admit that they are hate groups. However, the SPLC has recently added antigay groups that don’t like to admit that they are hate-based. As the Minnesota Independent said:

the SPLC’s report, released last month does not target groups that oppose gay marriage or uphold Christian values; rather it lists groups that make “claims about LGBT people that have been thoroughly discredited by scientific authorities” and “repeated, groundless name-calling.”

Nonetheless, Michele Bachmann and a few of her fellow antigay politicians ahve decided to hitch their wagon to that ugly, ugly star. They have written a letter to the SPLC complaining that including such groups on its list is against free speech, freedom of religion and “Judeo-Christian values,” which is code for “evangelical Christian values, but we like to lump in Jews to pretend that we are in the mainstream.” What they said:

“We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Family Research Council, American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, National Organization for Marriage, Liberty Counsel and other pro-family organizations that are working to protect and promote natural marriage and family. We support the vigorous but responsible exercise of the First Amendment rights of free speech and religious liberty that are the birthright of all Americans.”

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