The listing on the SPLC website doesn’t reflect the change, but it looks like Peter LaBarbera is being recognized as the hateful, disturbed bigot he is. What an accomplishment:
After years of vilifying gays as disease-prone and child molesters, the website of the Naperville-based anti-gay organization Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) recently became listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Chicago-based Gay Liberation Network (GLN) lobbied the Law Center to list AFTAH as a hate group so that its lies against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people could be exposed to public scrutiny and condemnation. The listing appeared in the most recent issue of the Law Center’ quarterly publication, Intelligence Report.
The criteria that the Law Center historically has used to determine whether or not an organization is a hate group is not merely that it opposes legal equality for gays or others, but whether or not they intentionally utilize discredited and slanderous propaganda to spread lies about a group of people. By repeatedly using the phony “research” of defrocked psychologist Paul Cameron, who is roundly condemned by every major professional psychological association, AFTAH’ website apparently met the Law Center’ definition of a hate group.
Americans for Truth meets most rational definitions of a hate group, I’d say.
It’s a step in the right direction.
(h/t Wendy Leigh)