BLOGNews You Should Know: Trouble Brewing at the SPLC

By Michael Farris, Jr. Posted on: | March 29, 2019

After rumors and complaints of racism and sexual harassment at the Southern Poverty Law Center for decades, top officials—including co-founder Morris Dees and president Richard Cohen—are either being fired or resigning. Could this be the end of the SPLC? Plus, a survey shows that bias against religion might be an indicator of being pro-LGBT, transgender advocates are afraid of de-transitioners, and March for Life’s Jeanne Mancini says it’s time to push back against loosened abortion laws. All of this from the Alliance Alert Team!


ADF in the News

The Washington Examiner: It’s time to show SPLC the door

Things have gone from bad to worse for the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. With the firing of co-founder Morris Dees and the announced resignation of president Richard Cohen (and legal director Rhonda Brownstein), ADF Deputy Director of Media Communications Jay Hobbs says it's time to show the SPLC the door as well. After repeated smear campaigns against mainstream conservatives and anyone who disagrees with their far-left agenda, the SPLC has proven it’s not just corrupt on the outside, but on the inside as well. Could this be the beginning of the end for the SPLC?


Religious Freedom

National Review: Two-Faith Nation

When it comes to the current culture war, there are two sides to the fight, says David French at National Review. Just like countries with disputes between two religions, French argues the culture war can be divided between sacred and secular religions. The complicating factor, however, is that those who hold secular beliefs have the advantage of proselytizing their side in legislative settings while decrying even the slightest reference to religion as an unallowable overreach of religious fanatics. Though American politicians broadly respected religious beliefs even 20 years ago, French worries the present split will only get worse.


Marriage and the Family

The Daily Signal: I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

The first legally designated "non-binary" person in the United States now says the transgender movement is a "medical and scientific fraud." He writes an eye-opening story of his journey through confusion about his biological sex and how nearly everyone in the medical community is afraid to voice concern about sex transition. He says that while there are plenty of articles online pointing out the harms of being transgender, doctors and government officials approving sex-change surgeries enable the false beliefs of these hurting people.


Sanctity of Life

CNN: Some states are trying to loosen abortion laws. We need to push back

As states start to advocate for and enact laws that put more lives at risk, March for Life president Jeanne Mancini says it’s time for Americans to push back. Mancini cites the barbaric law in New York as well as proposed legislation in Virginia, New Mexico, and Rhode Island to sound the alarm that America is on a dangerous path that looks far more like the abysmal human rights record of Communist China than the America our founders envisioned.


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Michael Farris, Jr.

Legal Content Manager

Michael Farris, Jr., serves as Legal Content Manager for Alliance Defending Freedom and is a Virginia-born Idaho convert.

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