CA: Nonprofit says it’s “thrilled” to be labeled hate group by SPLC

Source: SFGate

“The president of a California nonprofit said Monday that he was ‘thrilled’ to report that his organization, the California Family Council, was recently labeled an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal advocacy nonprofit that specializes in civil rights. In a blog post, California Family Council President Jonathan Keller said his organization was ‘grateful for this clear slander full of blatant lies’ and quoted Matthew 5:11, in which Jesus promises that those who are persecuted for their beliefs will receive a ‘great’ reward in heaven. ‘The SPLC is criticizing CFC and our colleagues across the country for our Biblical stance against obscene educational materials and irreversible medical treatments targeting children with gender dysphoria,’ Keller wrote. ‘Why? Because we speak the truth in love and are committed to safeguarding the well-being of all children and families.'” (06/11/24)

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/calif-nonprofit-thrilled-to-be-called-hate-group-19507807.php