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SPLC statement on Liberty Counsel suit against GuideStar

The following statement regarding Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit against GuideStar, a website that used the SPLC’s hate group designation on its profiles of charity groups, is by SPLC President Richard Cohen:

"We stand ready to support our designation of Liberty Counsel as a hate group.

"Liberty Counsel is a group that has consistently called LGBT people 'immoral, unnatural and self-destructive.' It has a track record of attempting to criminalize homosexual conduct and to legalize discrimination against the LGBT community.

"There is nothing 'pro-family' about dehumanizing LGBT people. This lawsuit and other recent attacks against GuideStar are simply attempts to distract the public from Liberty Counsel’s hateful agenda."