According to the Wall Street Journal J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. will donate $500,000 each to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Aside from the economics this demonstrates that these organizations are held in high esteem.
In recent days numerous hate groups have made a concerted effort to denigrate SPLC. This came in the wake of a CNN story about hate groups using SPLC’s hate map. The sanctimonious Christian anti-LGBT hate groups seem to think that their avowed piety gives them a pass; the freedom to marginalize gay and transgender people.
The noisiest among them may have been Liberty Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom and American College of Pediatricians. Instead of blaming SPLC these groups should consider modifying their behavior.