Comment: ABC, et al, are hesitant to call radical Islamist terrorists for what they are yet have no problem spewing vitriol and hate towards Christians. This is, in mine as well as the opinion of others, proof the mainstream media has been co-opted by rabid secular socialists. If you’re still watching, these anti Christian media cesspools of leftist hate, shame on you. I would proffer that the time for action is not long off – choose your side…WFM
ABC News: Christians who defend religious liberty are ‘hate group’
By Ted Starnes, Fox News, July 14, 2017
Alliance Defending Freedom is demanding a retraction and apology from ABC News after reporters smeared one of the nation’s most respected religious liberty law firms as a ‘hate group.’
ABC News re Summit on Religious Liberal reporters Pete Madden and Erin Galloway wrote a scathing report on a speech Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered behind closed doors at the at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, California.
(nunc autem apocalypse)
“Jeff Sessions addresses ‘anti-LGBT hate group,’ but DOJ won’t release his remarks,” read the explosive headline.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to an alleged hate group at an event closed to reporters on Tuesday night, but the Department of Justice is refusing to reveal what he said,” read the lead paragraph of the Madden-Galloway hit piece.
Southern Poverty Law Center accuses ADF of “supporting the recriminalization of homosexuality abroad, ending same-sex marriage and generally making life as difficult as possible for LGBT communities in the U.S.”
They’ve also labeled the Family Research Council and the American Family Association – both highly respected religious organizations – as hate groups.
Let’s cut to the chase here, folks. Southern Poverty Law Center is a far-left partisan goon squad that labels any ideology they oppose as hate.
“ABC News has committed journalistic malpractice,” ADF spokesperson Kerri Kupec said. “For ABC News to essentially cut and paste false charges against Alliance Defending Freedom by a radically left-wing, violence-inciting organization like Southern Poverty Law Center is a discredit to ABC News and to the profession.”
For the record, Alliance Defending Freedom has a stellar record of defending religious liberty before the Supreme Court – seven victories at the high court in the last seven years.
Their most recent Supreme Court win came just a few weeks ago – Trinity Lutheran v. Comer.
They also represent Christian baker Jack Phillips and Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman – both under attack by LGBT activists for putting their religious beliefs ahead of political correctness.
“Southern Poverty Law center spends its time and money attacking veterans, nuns, Muslims who oppose terrorism, Catholics, Evangelicals, and anyone else who dares disagree with its far-left ideology,” Kupec said.
On the other hand, ADF “works every day to preserve and affirm free speech and the free exercise of religion for people from all walks of life and all backgrounds because we believe freedom is for everyone.”
For ABC News to label such a respected and revered law firm as a hate group is not just shameful – it’s an outright lie.
Reporters Madden and Galloway should be ashamed of this disgusting piece of propaganda.
“Americans’ trust in media is cratering, and the blatant bias and lack of professionalism that ABC attempted to pass off as news can only serve to confirm and intensify that distrust,” Kupec said.
Based on Alliance Defending Freedom’s court room prowess, ABC News would be wise to immediately retract the story and apologize.