Conservative Groups Ask Media to Stop Backing Southern Poverty Law Center

The Family Research Council and the American Family Association in cooperation with SPLCexposed.com placed a half-page ad in The Wall Street Journal last week exposing the hypocrisy of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and challenging Amazon, CNN, MSNBC, PayPal, Spotify, and YouTube to stop using the SPLC as an authority on hate and extremism.

After exposing the organization as a “hate-for-cash machine” and then providing quotes from former employees damning the organization, the ad then challenged, “Will corporations and media outlets continue to align themselves with an organization that its own employees say is racist, bigoted, and rife with sexual misconduct and discrimination?”

AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote in a blog post for AFA’s The Stand, “The SPLC is the wellspring from which the American left draws to ‘prove’ that groups or people they disagree with politically are hateful. The people who write checks to the SPLC are the same people who believe that conservative Christians are what is wrong with America today.”

Twitter previously distanced itself from the SPLC’s exposed bigotry by removing it as a “safety partner” working to combat “hateful conduct and harassment” for the social media channel.

So far, there has not been a response from the media outlets referenced in The Wall Street Journal ad.

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