Some even claimed that these groups were being targeted because allegedly they were merely "Christian groups who disagreed with gay marriage."
I want to hear these folks have to say in light of the following statement from Austin Ruse, president of the anti-gay Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute - one of the newest additions to SPLC's list of anti-gay hate groups - as he rails against a Duke University student who just revealed herself to be a porn actress:
That is the nonsense that they teach in women’s studies at Duke University, this is where she learned this. The toxic stew of the modern university is gender studies, it’s “Sex Week,” they all have “Sex Week” and teaching people how to be sex-positive and overcome the patriarchy. My daughters go to a little private religious school and we pay an arm and a leg for it precisely to keep them away from all of this kind of nonsense. I do hope that they go to a Christian college or university and to keep them so far away from the hard left, human-hating people that run modern universities, who should all be taken out and shot.
According to Truth Wins Out:
The World Congress of Families (Ruse's group) serves as a vessel to bring worldwide hate groups together, as one can see from perusing the sponsors for their international events. The Religious Right has lost the culture war in the United States, and they realized over the past decade that they would have to expand internationally in order to keep their pocketbooks solvent and their ideology relevant. They prey on nations mired in institutional poverty, and they aid foreign governments who find scapegoats that distract their citizens from turning a keen eye on their leaders’ role in their plights quite handy. Both the World Congress of Families and C-Fam have been vocally supportive of Russia’s anti-gay laws, with the WCF expressing support in a press release not long after the Duma’s final vote on the “propaganda” law. The World Congress also held a roundtable in US House of Representatives office space recently in order to teach American “pro-family” activists how to export their hate around the world. Austin Ruse, president of C-Fam, expressed regret that the United States wouldn’t be able to start the sort of pogrom against LGBT people that Russia has, as he praised Russia in their efforts. It’s likely that the international activities of these groups contributed heavily to the SPLC’s decision to label them hate groups.
In other words, if Ruse expresses a desire for university leaders to be shot, God only knows what he wishes for the lgbt community.
As I said before, I want to hear if any folks are going to defend him against the SPLC. You just know the defense is going to be epic.
Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.