Written by Alex Newman
(New American)—As if Obama’s politicized Justice Department was not embroiled in enough scandals — Fast and Furious gun-trafficking to Mexican drug cartels, the subsequent coverup and lies, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder held in criminal contempt of Congress, lawless “legal memos” purporting to justify assassinating U.S. citizens without charge or trial, training police to believe Americans may be terrorists for political activism, and more — there is now yet another travesty to add to the growing list. Documents released recently exposed the department working intimately with one of the most controversial extremist groups in America.
E-mails released last Tuesday by the non-partisan Judicial Watch group showed that Obama’s increasingly out-of-control Department of Justice was collaborating closely with the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). To make matters worse, hate-mongering propaganda issued by the widely criticized organization — ridiculed and blasted by critics as a discredited far-left attack group — was implicated last year in an attempted mass-shooting at the conservative-leaning Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.
After the failed terror attack scheme to murder FRC employees, concerned conservatives and even some homosexual groups all across America expressed increasing alarm over the dangerous rhetoric and propaganda distributed by the SPLC, equating mainstream pro-family and Christian groups with the organizations like KKK, neo-Nazis, and terrorists, for example. The SPLC and its hysterical attacks were immediately thrust into the spotlight — especially after it was revealed that the shooter and would-be terrorist used the organization’s “hate map” propaganda to select his target.
“Let me be clear that [attempted mass-murderer] Floyd Corkins was responsible for firing the shot yesterday,” said FRC President Perkins after the shooting, which injured a security guard who promptly subdued the unhinged individual before he could go on his intended killing spree. “But Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy.”
After the shooting at the pro-family organization by the deranged homosexual activist, Judicial Watch decided to find out how much influence the SPLC had on government agencies. So, it filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to find out. The correspondence it received between the discredited organization and Obama’s DOJ revealed several controversies. Among them: “questionable behavior by agency personnel” during negotiations to have disgraced SPLC co-founder Morris Dees speak at a mandatory “diversity training event” for high-ranking federal officials, the public interest watchdog explained.
“The Southern Poverty Law Center has, in the past few years, taken to labeling organizations with conservative views on social issues as ‘hate groups,’” explained Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, citing widely held concerns among Americans over the SPLC’s oftentimes slanderous attacks on mainstream and popular groups with which it disagrees. “Given these fawning e-mails, one would have thought that a head of state was visiting the Justice Department.”