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FRC calls SPLC ‘Evil,’ ‘Anti-American,’ ‘Anti-Semitic,’ ‘Anti-Christian,’ ‘Marxist,’ ‘Dangerous’

By Josh Glasstetter| Right Wing Watch
Monday, August 20, 2012

On Thursday, the day after his organization was violently attacked, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins falsely accused the Southern Poverty Law Center of giving the suspected gunman “license” for the assault. He cautioned that the “Southern Poverty Law Center should be held accountable for their reckless use of terminology.”

On Friday, FRC’s second in command – Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin – appeared on the Glenn Beck Program and called the SPLC an “anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, Marxist organization.” Continuing, he said that the SPLC is an “evil group of people” who “are dangerous.”

How’s this for “reckless use of terminology”?

Said Boykin:

[CNN] actually tried to justify the ‘hate group’ label that was placed on the Family Research Council by this anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, Marxist organization called the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is just an evil group of people. They actually tried to justify this “hate group” label that they gave FRC.

These people are dangerous, they are evil, and my question is, Glenn, who are they to have any authority to declare anybody a ‘hate group.’

And remember, they also called Hitler right-wing, as well. I don’t mean SPLC, but people today on the left refer to Hitler as right-wing and compare conservatives to Hitler. Hitler was anything but right-wing. Remember he was National Socialist Party.

As Right Wing Watch reported last Thursday, the SPLC labeled FRC a “hate group” as a result of its “false and demonizing propaganda about gays and lesbians.” Now Boykin is getting in the act with “false and demonizing propaganda” about the SPLC itself.

Boykin, for those who aren’t familiar, became Tony Perkins’ right-hand man in July. He has a long track record of bigoted rhetoric and promoting wild-eyed conspiracy theories.

Among other things, he’s said that:

Boykin has previously argued that Hitler wasn’t a right-wing extremist, but in fact was a leftist. This time he trotted out that argument to show why organizations like the SPLC supposedly aren’t credible authorities on what constitutes a “hate group.” In the past, he has said that American Jews don’t understand Hitler and mistakenly back Democrats as a result.

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24 more reader comments:

  1. the frc needs to shut up

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:14pm
  2. Should we restart to witch war?

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:15pm
  3. Then they wouldnt mind my saying theyre completely crazy…

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:15pm
  4. f*ck the frc.

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:15pm
  5. How many of those words do you reckon they actually know the meaning of?

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:16pm
  6. That’s the pot….

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:16pm
  7. fire AL Lthe lies and cannons you got..thatway you can BLAME others for your own problems

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:16pm
  8. Tell us how you really feel

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:18pm
  9. Is that all? :P

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:20pm
  10. Wait, anti-semitic? Seriously? Do they even know what that means?

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:22pm
  11. … FRC’s “Sowing thee seeds” for-ALL-this on THEMSELVES!!! GIVE-me-A BREAK!!!

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:23pm
  12. Sad that people like this are still living while greats like Andy Griffith and Phyllis Diller pass on….. damn….

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:23pm
  13. One more Duche bag, He and glen Beck are nost likely Butt Buddies!

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:25pm
  14. And the deliberate hate and oppression of the GLBT community isn’t anti-American or anti-Christian?!?!?!? Bigotry wrapped in the Bible is STILL BIGOTRY!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:25pm
  15. OMG what a sick person. He has to be mentally ill there is not other explanation.

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:47pm
  16. PR disaster! 1 more down 1000s 2 go!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:03pm
  17. Ok! Too many acronyms already=:{

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:08pm
  18. And names being called from a Hate Group mean Nothing.

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:10pm
  19. The FTC should be forced to disband and it’s leaders prison’d for life

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:27pm
  20. religious gibberish has no place in intelligent discourse.

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:34pm
  21. Projecting much?

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:53pm
  22. Hate groups don’t like being called hate groups despite their spreading hate messages every day.

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 7:24pm
  23. dude, did they just throw darts at their wall-sized poster of “stereotypic bad guys poised to destroy America in the mind of crazies” or do they seriously believe that shit?

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 7:29pm
  24. These people are just… NUTS!

    Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:45pm