The Family Research Council launched the website, “Start Debating, Stop Hating,” and placed full page ads in Politico and the Washington Examiner, the TPMDC said. The Baptist Press quoted the FRC saying the SPLC attacked them for defending Judeo-Christian values.
The SPLC included Christian organizations in a list with white and black supremacists, the Nation of Islam, Aryan Nations, neo-Nazi and neo-Confederate organizations, the Baptist Press said.
FRC campaign ad
The FRC in its counter ad said,
The ad also said,
Signatories of the FRC statement include House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio and House Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor of Virginia, plus 18 other current or newly elected members of the House of Representatives, four senators and three governors, all Republicans, the Baptist Press reported.
Others are Mike Huckabee (former Arkansas governor), William Bennett (former secretary of education), Rick Santorum, (former senator, Pennsylvania), Chuck Colson (founder, Prison Fellowship), Penny Nance, (CEO, Concerned Women for America), Mathew Staver (president, Liberty Counsel), Phyllis Schlafly (president, Eagle Forum), and David Stevens (CEO, Christian Medical Association), the Baptist Press said.
The Alabama-based SPLC’s November 22 ad said the hate groups are there for their “demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals.” Mark Potok, editor of the SPLC report said the groups were chosen for “propagation of known falsehoods,” Christianity Today reported.
SPLC’s Heidi Beirich told Religion Dispatches there is no difference between the FRC and the KKK. She added,
Beirich also told Religion Dispatches there is no difference between a Republican who addresses an FRC convention and one who addresses an Aryan Nation rally adding,
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The FRC response ad said,
Investigative journalist Ken Silverstein questioned the SPLC’s hate group list saying,