Department of Defense Relies on Leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center as Training Resource


( – The Department of Defense (DoD) will continue to use the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for its training materials despite numerous complaints about the SPLC’s biases by a coalition of Christian and conservative groups.

The SPLC’s website features a “hate map” that lists the Christian and conservative Family Research Council (FRC) as a “hate group” because of its defense of traditional marriage. The “hate map” helped inspire convicted domestic terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins in his decision to attack the FRC in 2012 when he shot and wounded a security guard before being subdued.

The DOD’s decision comes even after a soldier at an Army training session told Todd Starnes of Fox News in October that groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association were “hate groups,” based on information provided by SPLC.

The DoD said it was reviewing its training materials after news reports on the controversial training materials surfaced. asked the DoD by email to answer the “yes” or “no” question “as to whether it will or will not continue to use the Southern Poverty Law Center as a resource on its website and in training materials.” Continue Reading

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