CV NEWS FEED // A pro-parental rights organization recently found evidence that the Biden White House hosted the anti-parental rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) “at least 11 times in an effort to demonize concerned parents.”
United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) made the announcement via email press release, which included shared concerns about the meetings by the Chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee Rep. James Comer, R-KY, 1st District.
Comer “recently sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding all communications between his department and the SPLC in order to ascertain if the government is being swayed by biased messaging,” the press release stated.
USPIE described the SPLC as “a liberal watch group on the warpath to label parental rights groups and other conservative efforts as ‘hate groups,’” a description Comer echoed.
“The SPLC has a track record of labeling anything or anyone they disagree with as ‘hate’ or ‘hate groups,’ which ironically cheapens real hate they claim to want to root out,” Comer stated in the press release.
CatholicVote previously reported on the growing tension between public school systems and parents in many states, especially as various public schools have promoted LGBT ideology often behind parents’ backs. CatholicVote reported that in New York, for example, “teachers are directed to call a child by his preferred pronouns or name without parents’ knowledge or consent.”
USPIE Founder and President Sheri Few stated, “Thank God that Rep. Comer is aware of the inherent bias within SPLC and is demanding accountability. If the people in power are being swayed by prejudiced information, this will directly impact the legislation they create.”
The SPLC listed several state chapters of USPIE as “hate groups,” a label that Few “[considers] a badge of honor.”
“SPLC is on a warpath to demonize all parental rights groups and organizations looking to make a meaningful change in American education,” said Few:
It is USPIE’s vision to create a culture where parents, empowered with the authority to choose what and how their children learn, are the undisputed primary educators of their children, where local schools operate in support of families, and where education is unencumbered by federal mandates.
“If that labels us as hateful in the eyes of liberal radicals like the Southern Poverty Law Center intent on indoctrinating children in government schools, then so be it,” Few stated.
Nonprofit organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is also regularly listed by the SPLC as a “hate group.”
“Understanding the SPLC’s hate list and its dangers requires understanding the SPLC, its history, and how it has changed from a civil rights organization into a politically partisan and fundraising driven organization,” ADF previously stated:
While the SPLC did good work decades ago fighting segregation in the South, it has become an unreliable, scandal-ridden, and far-left activist organization that attacks anyone who disagrees with its narrow political agenda.
In 1985 the SPLC began operating on a fear-mongering, far-left business model after the SPLC “realized that the more ‘hate’ they could gin up, the more money they could raise,” ADF stated:
Eventually, their definition of hate included huge swaths of well-respected, mainstream, conservative America. In truth, the only reason SPLC considers many of these groups to be ‘hate groups’ is that they disagree with the SPLC on hot-button cultural issues.