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."