Posted by Tina
A month ago fifteen family groups quietly urged Eric Holder and FBI Director James Comey to end the FBI’s endorsement of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The families objected to the endorsement following an incident of violence at the Family Research Council (FRC) that was attributed to the SPLC’s listing of the FRC as a “hate group”:
In August 2012, a Washington area man guided by the SPLC’s “hate map” that cited FRC, entered the group’s headquarters and shot a security guard. The guard survived and the shooter, a volunteer with a gay group, pleaded guilty to domestic terrorism.
The FBI has since scrubbed the listings of both the SPLC and the Anti Defimation League as resources from it’s Hate Crimes web page prompting a response from a spokesman for the families:
“We commend the FBI for removing website links to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that not only dispenses erroneous data but has been linked to domestic terrorism in federal court. We hope this means the FBI leadership will avoid any kind of partnership with the SPLC,” Tony Perkins, FRC President, told Secrets.
“The Southern Poverty Law Center’s mission to push anti-Christian propaganda is inconsistent with the mission of both the military and the FBI, which is to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States,” he added.
The FBI has not commented on its decision according to reporter Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner.
So what do you think…did the FBI director make a good decision…bad decision?