The Southern Poverty Law Center: The Lies Continue

Having long since declared themselves experts in all things hate, the Southern Poverty Law Center has recently updated their “hate map,” and — you may have guessed it — “the nation’s richest civil rights organization” (USA Today) continues to lie about the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The SPLC’s Heidi Beirich was interviewed for an article in Seacoastonline.com, called “Hate groups on rise in U.S.” (I am told the article was on the front page of the Sunday Edition.) True to past performance record, Ms. Beirich made several errors of fact, and insinuated further misinformation in the relatively few words she said about us.

First, our community, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is not “estranged from the Vatican” — a horribly tortured expression showing crass ignorance of her chosen subject of pontification.  We are Roman Catholics, and the officials of the Catholic Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, know very well that our members are Catholic. Neither do we “preach hard-core anti-Semitic ideology,” as the article asserted. We work and pray for the conversion of all Americans, including Jews, whom we love and wish to become Catholic. (Do a search of the thousands of pages on our site and find the hardcore anti-Semitic ideology.)

Ms. Beirich further says, “At one point, the archbishop of Concord denounced them.” There is no “archbishop” in Concord. In fact, there is no Catholic archbishop in all of New Hampshire. The only Catholic Diocese in New Hampshire is based in Manchester, and it has a bishop, not an archbishop.

We did not attempt “to take over the Board of Selectmen” in Richmond, as she said.

Further, we have no “compounds” in Richmond, New Hampshire, or anywhere. “Compound” is a rhetorically-charged “power word” meant to invoke dark and menacing cult images. We have a monastery, a convent, a school, and a chapel on our lovely parcel here in Richmond. Neither do we have any presence “in New York [or] Pennsylvania,” where Ms. Beirich claimed additional “compounds may exist.” (Why didn’t she ask us?)

The Southern Poverty Law Center makes a fantastic amount of money by profiling and denouncing organizations as “hate groups.” Many of those they profile (e.g., the KKK, neo-Nazis, etc.) are hateful people, bigots, racists, etc. But the SPLC unjustly tars other organizations (especially conservative Christian ones) with the same dirty brush. They major in sensationalism, not truth.

To learn more, readers may consult the following:
http://catholicism.org/ad-rem-no-40.html

And:
http://catholicism.org/letter-to-the-editor-a-catholic-jew-defends-the-center.html

  • I see that the SPLC has listed you as Radical Traditionalist Catholic. Where did they get the charges of anti-Semitism from? Did you criticize Israel?

    Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that most people have to have enemies. If people did not have their enemies (real or imagined), they would feel very insecure. In fact, having enemies gives many people something to do. They enjoy having enemies and it gives a meaning and purpose to their lives. When they can join organizations that have enemies it makes them feel even better. It’s a world of endless enemies. The SPLC is no exception to this.

    Yes, there are some real hate groups out there such as neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates. And they have probably targeted the SPLC as a hate group because SPLC hates them. The claptrap never ends.

    Anyway, it always interests me that Traditionalist Catholics have gotten on the SPLC “fatwa” roster. Maybe it’s because they put the word “radical” in front of the other two words. Maybe you can file suit against the SPLC by appealing to the services of the ACLU.

    The only other way is to increase the SPLC interest in your group by wearing some berets with your religious emblem and doing some close order drill armed with rifles. If the SPLC gets you for the weapons part you can appeal to the National Rifle Association. Anyway, good luck in your “war” with the SPLC and any other outfits that don’t like you.

  • James Foley

    Brother Andre,

    I do not like making two criticisms in one week, but you should not use the word pontificate. It is an anti-catholic word. It is also slang. I could not find it in my dictionary.

    James Foley

  • Thank you, Mr. Foley. I don’t mind your criticisms.

    I assume the basis of your remarks is that to “pontificate” is to exercise certain, well, pontifical functions (those of a bishop, a pontiff — including, but not limited to, the Roman Pontiff). The word “pontificate” is certainly a word, and has a Catholic use, especially in the liturgy (e.g., “to pontificate at the faldstool”). It is used metaphorically, generally with irony, to speak of someone sitting in judgment, as if exerting a divinely-appointed authority (such as that which a bishop really has).

    It is in this last (metaphorical/ironic) use that I apply the word “pontification” to Ms. Beirich’s activity. The irony is that, being a liberal egalitarian anti-Christian, Ms. Beirich is in theory against anything like “pontificating” in the proper sense. But she attempts it nonetheless, like the piously “non-judgmental” fellow who says, “you’re being judgmental!” without blinking. That is the hypocrisy of the progressivist, or, as someone has recently called it, The Tyranny of Liberalism. The one thing they just can’t tolerate is intolerance!

  • I stumbled into this website while searchin internet & splc:
    the lies continue caught my eye.I was very impressed w/ bro.
    Andres response.I found it to be very Christlike.I wouldn’t
    even dignify it w/ a response.If I responded to every attack
    by satan I would have waisted my life, which i believe was
    the whole purpose.Just keep prayin 4 splc’s conversion & if
    I may ad fast to!Also, if i can give you a little advicedont
    let them get to you.All they can do is spew lies & hate caus
    they dont no God.Avoid them completely.You will be a much happier person.Padre Pio said “flee from hatred” God bless!!

  • SPLC and the ANTI-DEFACATION
    LEAGUERS are LILY WHITE LYIN LIBERAL POLITICALLY CORRECT ZIONNISTS who
    have MISLED U.S., MISINFORMED U.S. and ABUSED U.S.!

    These ZIONIST GEO-POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS have DEFINIETLY
    outlived their USAFULNESS!

    Now for the REST of the STORY:

    SPLC -The School-to-Prison Pipeline-

    In Meridian, Miss., police routinely arrest
    and transport youths to a juvenile detention center for minor classroom
    misbehaviors. In Jefferson Parish, La., according to a U.S. Department of
    Justice complaint, school officials have given armed police “unfettered
    authority to stop, frisk, detain, question, search and arrest schoolchildren on
    and off school grounds.” In Birmingham, Ala., police officers are permanently
    stationed in nearly every high school.

    In fact, hundreds of school districts
    across the country employ discipline policies that push students out of the
    classroom and into the criminal justice system at alarming rates—a phenomenon
    known as the school-to-prison pipeline.

    Last month, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., held the first
    federal hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline—an important step toward
    ending policies that favor incarceration over education and disproportionately
    push minority students and students with disabilities out of schools and into
    jails.

    Find out more: http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-43-spring-2013/school-to-prison

    Oh by the way SCHOOLS don’t create a SCHOOL to PRISON
    PIPELINE!

    BAD PARENTS DO!

    BAD PARENTS create BAD CHILDREN who enter PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    SYSTEMS as DAMAGED GOODS!

    CRACKHEADS PRODUCE CRACKHEADS

    THUG LIFERS produce THUG LIFERS

    ENTITLEMENT QUEENS produce the FUTURE ENTITLEMENTERS of
    AMERICA!

    GARBAGE IN – GARBAGE OUT

    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a BALD-FACED LILY WHITE LIE

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