THE HATEWATCH BATTLES:
Hatewatch of America™ vs. Hatewatch
Hatewatch of America,™ bill themselves as "America's
most trusted hate research team." This is an ambiguous
statement. It is not clear whether they are describing themselves as:
||a hate-filled team of media researchers, or
||a team of researchers who investigate media hatred.
We suspect that it is the former. They had listed us as one of the leading
anti-Christian groups on the Internet at http://www.hatewatch.com
This link is now redirected to Hatewatch.org. Considering the source of this recognition, we considered it an honor.
There is an interesting story about this truly fascinating web site. A real
Hatewatch organization called Hatewatch Inc.™ also exists. They have
a very different kind of a web site at http://www.hatewatch.org.
One of their functions has been to highlight real hate sites on the
Internet: sites devoted to promoting racial hatred, homophobia and religious intolerance
against Christians, Jews, and Muslims. On their anti-Christian page, they list 5 grossly
offensive sites: Altar of Unholy Blasphemy, The Christian Holocaust, Chorazaim, Jesus Christ is the Only Way to God, World Wide Blasphemy.
The defunct Hatewatch site also listed Altar of Unholy Blasphemy, The Christian Holocaust, Chorazaim, World Wide Blasphemy. To this list, they
Both Hatewatch anti-Christianity pages appear to quote a paragraph or so from
that they highlight. But there is a subtle difference. Whereas the real
Hatewatch site actually copies text from the hate web site, the defunct Hatewatch appears to
modify the text. For example:
"The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) plays a
vital role in addressing the spiritual needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender community around the world. For those of us who were raised in a religious
atmosphere, homosexuality was usually associated with shame and guilt. As a result, many
of us were cut off from the spiritual dimension of our lives. Metropolitan Community
Churches provide an opportunity to explore a spiritual experience that affirms who we are."
On the Hatewatch.com site, this text was altered by person or persons
unknown, by adding to the final sentence:
"by the destruction of true Christian faith."
The casual reader might assume that the UFMCC has stated that its goal is to destroy
Christianity. In fact, it is to make Christianity more inclusive. Its long-range goal is
in fact to destroy itself, by making gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transexuals
welcome in all denominations. When that objective is reached, there will be no more need
for the UFMCC.
||We believe that the GLAAD site states somewhere (although we have not been able to find
the exact text):
"GLAAD is a national organization that promotes fair, accurate and inclusive
representation as a means of challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation or
identity. We invite you to utilize these pages to access information about how the media
portrays the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community."
This text apparently gets altered to:
"GLAAD is a national organization that claims to promotes [sic]
fair, accurate and inclusive representation as a means of challenging discrimination based
on sexual orientation or identity. We invite you to utilize these pages to access
information about how the homosexual media portrays the gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender community."
We added the highlights to clarify the additions.
||For the OCRT, they have taken part of our home page text and grafted on a sentence that
appears to have come out of thin air. It certainly does not match our normal writing
style. Also it is dead wrong, because it leaves out our Christian volunteer.
has us apparently stating:
"We are 4 volunteers of three very different faiths.
(Agnosticism, Atheism, Wicca)"
This statement is in error. Agnosticism and Atheism are not faiths; they are belief
systems. Also, they left off the faith of one of our volunteers: Christianity. The
sentence should read:
"We are 4 volunteers with four very different beliefs: (Agnosticism, Atheism,
Christianity and Wicca)."
"We are 4 volunteers from three very different faith groups: (Unitarian
Universalism, Christianity and Wicca)."
Unitarian Universalism is a faith group whose membership takes a
wide range of theological positions, including Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism,
Christianity, Judaism etc. Thus two of our volunteers sometimes identify themselves by
religious affiliation (Unitarian Universalist) and sometimes by theological belief
(Atheist or Agnostic).
The "most trusted hate research team" appends an Editors Note:
"OCRT's main goal is to destroy Christianity with satanic [sic] theological
By 1999-JUL: Hatewatch.com consisted of a single page that is "dedicated
to exposing the hatred and violence promoted on the Internet by the gay and
lesbian community hiding behind the face of religion, primarily as so called
'fundamentalist christians'. [sic] These bigoted and morally perverted
individuals promote hate, physical attacks and even murder against those who do
not support their extreme 'homosexual agenda'." There are elements of
antisemitism on the page as well.
Copyrite 1999 & 2001 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Latest update: 2001-SEP-3
Author: B.A. Robinson