The Hatewatch blog is managed by the staff of the Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based civil rights organization.
This week, Heidi Beirich and I discuss her fascinating Intelligence Report story about supposedly “progressive” Vermont separatists teaming up with racist Southern secessionists. It’s an extraordinary tale of left meeting right — or, as our story headline has it, “North Meets South.”
In the inaugural Hatewatch podcast episode, listen as I talk with Intelligence Report writer Casey Sanchez. Casey wrote a remarkable piece about Arkansas televangelist Arnold Murray, pastor of Shepherd’s Chapel. Murray has millions of viewers. In his preaching, Murray attacks an evil race he calls the “Kenites,” who he identifies as the people who killed Christ, now occupy the land of Israel, and who won the Six-Day War — but who Murray insists are not the Jews. As Casey points out, there’s a great deal of evidence to suggest otherwise.