Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc.

Rating: 3.67 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Race

Location: 400 Washington Ave Montgomery AL 36104 USA

Mission: The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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All of us are bombarded by fund raisers with requests for donations. For years I tried to give even a small amount to as many as I could, with compassion and empathy, but as I studied the actual work accomplished by several I supported, I was dismayed by the high administrative salaries and lack of real results. I am now a firm supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center. I know they are genuinely committed to equal rights and equal justice for all. I see it in the thousands of cases they represent as attorneys, and am grateful for the difference they make to the lives of so many. They help us keep the dream of democracy alive with the work they do daily.

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SPLC is more of a political activist group than a true charity. They do not deserve a non-profit status.

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Per their published reports, the Southern Poverty Law Center considers all of the following to be "extreme" individuals or hate groups: the Family Research Council, Rand Paul and other libertarians, anyone who wants existing immigration law enforced, anyone who is against redefining of term for political reasons (that is, Orwellian newspeak) when said redefining is something leftists are pushing for, the Tea Party, etc. etc. And who DOESN'T make the cut? Why, any group it would be "politically incorrect" to attack (such as Muslim groups that hold the same position against "gay marriage" that others were labeled as "hate groups" for holding). And, of course, all leftist groups get a free pass. They even admit as much. (See links.)

So... it's a great group to donate to if you're an intellectually bankrupt leftist hack, I suppose.
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/progressive-org-gives-muslim-groups-a-pass-on-gay-issues-condemns-social-conservatives/
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http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/mbarber/100325
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http://www.therightperspective.org/2011/07/14/splc-brands-rand-paul-an-extremist/

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