GuideStar, the nation's leading source of information on U.S. charities, is incorporating “hate group” labels of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center in listings for some well-known conservative nonprofits, many of them Christian. Forty-one conservative leaders, representing the Family Research Center, the Immigration Reform Law Institute and others, have signed a letter protesting the move.
From the Daily Signal:
Organizations such as the Family Research Council are well aware of the implications of the messaging that GuideStar is perpetrating, Staver said. Floyd Corkins, the man convicted of a 2012 attempt to massacre employees at the Family Research Council, was inspired by SPLC's description of the Christian pro-family research organization as a hate group, he noted. In an interview with the FBI, Corkins said a list on the Southern Poverty Law Center's website motivated his attack. SPLC has acknowledged the connection.