The Southern Poverty Law Center no longer attempts to hide their bias. They are 100%, full-blown, no-holds-barred liberal and any attempt to claim otherwise can be dismissed outright. All one has to do is to look at how they classify two groups, the conservative Family Research Council and Antifa.
Can you guess which one they consider to be a “hate group”?
If you guessed they’d classify Antifa, an organization that epitomizes hatred towards anyone they believe to be “fascist,” then you would have guessed incorrectly. This is the group that has tried to shut down multiple conservative speakers in college – often successfully – because they believe that any opinion contrary to their own must never be allowed to be heard. One of the people they attempted to shut down, Ben Shapiro, was one of the most outspoken conservatives against candidate Donald Trump last year. How does Antifa label him? They call him one of “Trump’s Nazis.” Shapiro is Jewish.
So, how does SPLC justify classifying the Family Research Council as a hate group and not Antifa? Valerie Richardson wrote about it at Washington Times:
“So you’re okay with antifa as long as they don’t say things that you don’t agree with, but it’s okay if they hit people on the head with a bike lock or set things on fire or riot and flout the law by wearing face masks and incite riots—you’re okay with that?” asked Mr. Perry.
Said Mr. Cohen: “We condemn groups like antifa, we write about them often. We don’t list them as hate groups.”
As for the FRC, which spars with its ideological foes verbally but not physically, Mr. Cohen said it was listed because it “relentlessly vilifies” the LGBT community.
“Our listing of hate groups doesn’t necessarily mean that they engage in violence, although we think that the anti-LGBT propaganda is one of the factors that makes the LGBT community in our country the most likely to be victimized by hate crimes,” he said.