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their listings by the
Southern Poverty Law Center:

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What is a hate group?

Deciding whether a particular group is a "hate group" is a bit of a moving target. It changes with time.

Take marriage in the U.S. as an example. A few decades ago the concept of same-sex marriage was rarely discussed. Probably most adults in the U.S. had never really thought much -- if at all -- about it. Then, on Monday, 1990-DEC-17, three same-sex couples each applied for marriage licenses from the State of Hawaii. 1 About four months later, the Hawaii Department of Health finally refused their request, This set in motion a one-generation long chain of events that culminated on 2015-JUN-27. A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on that date legalized same-sex marriages across the entire United States, except for American Samoa. 2

When a given government policy like:

becomes opposed by most Americans in favor of equal rights and/or acceptance, then some people will classify those groups that want to retain the discriminatory policies as hate groups. So, for example, some people do not currently consider the Ruth Institute to be a hate group because the group supports opposite-site marriage or supports the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. However, they may consider the Institute as a hate group because they want to deny marriage to same-sex couples, in opposition to almost two out of three U.S. adults who favor marriage equality.

The Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) monitors individuals and group who discriminate against people seeking equality. It has designated the Ruth Institute to be a hate group. 2

The SPLC has also assessed the web sites listed below as U.S. hate organizations.

We suspect that many North Americans will find the web sites' content to be offensive.

Some will also find this page to be offensive, and something that should not be included in a website promoting religious tolerance.

We provide the information because we feel that it is important to document groups holding unpopular beliefs, many of which are religiously-motivated:

Holocaust denial (a.k.a. revisionist) groups:

bullet Barnes Review / Foundation for Economic Liberty at
bullet Campaign for Radical Truth in History at
bullet Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust at
bullet The Eagle News Desk at
bullet Friedrich Paul Berg's '' at
bullet Holocaust Histography Project at
bullet Holocaust Revisionism in English  at
bullet Institute for Historical Review at
bullet International Conspiratological Association at
bullet Noontide Press at
bullet One Third of the Holocaust at
bullet The Piper Report at
bullet Reporters Notebook at
bullet The revisionist Clarion at
bullet The Revisionist Observer On-Line at
bullet Revisionists at
bullet The Sheeple Analyst: The Search for Holocaust Evidence at
bullet Theses & Dissertations Press at
bullet Zundelsite at

Active Radical Traditionalist Roman Catholic groups:

bullet Catholic Apologetics International at
bullet Catholic Family News at
bullet Culture Wars /Fidelity Press at
bullet Fatima Network at
bullet In the Spirit of Chartres Committee at
bullet Legion of St. Louis at
bullet Omni Christian Book Club at
bullet The Remnant Newspaper at
bullet Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at
bullet St. Joseph Forum at
bullet Tradition In Action at

Web sites listed as belonging to "0ther" hate groups:

bullet Army of God at an anti-abortion access, anti-gay, anti-birth control group.
bullet Bamboo Delight Company at an anti-semitic group.
bullet Chick Publications at publisher of tracts opposing abortion access, Catholicism, evolution, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witness, Masonic Order, Mormons, and Muslims.
bullet The French Connection at Anti-semitic
bullet Hate Crime Streetware at: Racist
bullet Kosher Tax at Anti-semitic.
bullet at Racist.
bullet Entry deleted pending study
bullet This is Zionism at Anti-semitic.
bullet Tony Alamo Christian Ministries at Anti-Catholic
bullet Wake up America !!! at Anti-semitic

See also a summary of hate groups, and list of anti-gay, Christian identity groups

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References and notes:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

  1. The individuals were: Ninia Baehr, Genora Dancel, Tammy Rodrigues, Antoinette Pregil, Pat Lagon and Joseph Melilio.
  2. People in the territory of American Samoa are generally regarded as American residents, not American citizens. Thus, decisions by the High Court are not necessarily recognized there.
  3. Anon, "Ruth Institute," Southern Poverty Law Center, undated, at:

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Copyright 2019 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Original posting: 2008-APR-06
Latest update: 2019-APR-08
Author: B.A. Robinson
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