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Jay--I am using the same standard as outlined by the SPLC--the FRC spreads misinformation--they purposefully lie in an attempt to discriminate against and to withhold what I consider a basic human right from a group of people (homosexuals).
I would certainly not consider all groups that hold different political opinions than I as hate groups.
Lillie---great point. "and" becomes a key word.
James--will check it out. Thanks for leaving one, and thank you for the kind words regarding my blog.
Please see my comment at the site of your excellent blog.
I find the "and" word very useful in dealing with black and white thinking. You can be more than one thing at the same time. The FRC is certainly entitled to free speech and they are a hate group.
Jay---I am not saying that we should censor them. I am saying that based on the speech and policies they advocate, we have the right to call them a hate group. Their sole purpose for existence is to discriminate against one group of people.
That is not the same as my views towards religion. Religions can exist all they want, believe whatever they want, but cannot force those views on my government or I will speak up against that. I do not call them hate groups. I do not call the FRC a hate group because it is religious, but rather because of what they say. They could be secular and I would still label them a hate group.
I posted a blog entry about this myself and then shortly thereafter discovered your post.
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