It's a common theme of the left, going back to the Saul Alinsky tactics in the 1930s, to demonize your enemies if they become effective. This was adopted by the homosexual movement. In their classic manifesto After the Ball, Marshall Kirk & Hunter Masden advised activists to compare people with traditional values to the Ku Klux Klan (which lynched blacks).
For the second year in a row, the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has declared MassResistance, along with other pro-family / Christian / traditional values groups around the country, as "hate groups". In most cases, the "crime" is publicly disagreeing with the homosexual agenda. There are no specific reasons given, besides a general label.
I wondered how many times the anti-gay MassResistance has to reiterate that they're "pro-family" because no one is buying it. It's also interesting that the anti-gay group cherry picks the groups that they say SPLC names as hate groups. For some reason they fail to mention that Fred Phelp's Westboro Baptist Church, the Watchmen on the Walls (another Scott Lively group) and the Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment aren't anti-gay hate groups either.
The anti-gay MassResistance certainly has a lot to say about a group they claim is an angry, arrogant, far left radicals, un-American. pro-homosexual who just tries to intimidate and silence their opposition. (I guess Brian thinks he has the monopoly on press releases too) Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.
This "hate group" stunt is simply meant intimidate and silence their opposition. And there's something un-American about that kind of tactic. Clearly, groups like SPLC consider the truth to be their biggest enemy. But it won't work with us.That's partially right, the truth has never worked for MassResistance.