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June 8, 2005

Putting heat on the American Taliban

-- by Gary Boatwright

Courtesy of Pam's House Blend, Southern Poverty Law Center goes after the AmTaliban :

“Our bailiwick is extremism,” he said. “We’ve avoided the Christian Right in the past, and we don’t feel we’ve expanded to include the Christian Right — we feel very strongly they have entered our world [of extremism].

-- Mark Potok, editor of SPLC's Intelligent Report.

Pam adds:

The Southern Voice reports that the Southern Poverty Law Center is going after our little hot-to-trot friends in the AmTaliban. In the article "Holy War: The Religious Right's Crusade Against Gays Heats Up," SPLC's magazine, The Intelligence Report.the SoVo article, which features quotes from pro-gay minister (and former 'ex-gay' -- he got out of the self-loathing cycle) Mel White and Melissa Fryrear "gender issues analyst for Focus on the Family and a self-described former lesbian."

There's also a great round-up with thumbnail sketches of the players. If you're a regular House Blender, you'll see that these names come up frequently because of their completely unhinged homophobic statements.

Good stuff.

Posted by Gary Boatwright at June 8, 2005 3:02 PM

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Comments

One of our bloggers works across the street from the SPLC. He wrote a piece today about a protest outside their offices from a group of Confederate flag wavers...protesting the "communist media".

You just can't make this stuff up.

Here's the piece:

http://www.preemptivekarma.com/archives/2005/06/old_times_there.html

Posted by: carla at June 8, 2005 4:39 PM

I think everyone should read Intelligent Report.

Posted by: Shannon Ryan at June 9, 2005 7:23 AM

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