To the SPLC: ‘Start Debating, Stop Hating’

A coalition of Catholic, Protestant, and conservative organizations has formed to oppose the malign tactics of the Southern Poverty Law Center. They’ve started the web site, Start Debating, Stop Hating. From their site:

Slanderous tactics have been used against voters who signed petitions and voted for marriage amendments in all thirty states that have considered them. …

The surest sign one is losing a debate is to resort to character assassination. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal fundraising machine whose tactics have been condemned by observers across the political spectrum, is doing just that.

The group, which was once known for combating racial bigotry, is now attacking several groups that uphold Judeo-Christian moral views, including marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

How does the SPLC attack? By labeling its opponents “hate groups.” No discussion. No consideration of the issues. No engagement. No debate!