Hate Group SPLC Smears Parental Rights Groups as ‘Anti-Government Extremists’

Hate Group SPLC Smears Parental Rights Groups as ‘Anti-Government Extremists’

June 7, 2023

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a smear organization that demonizes mainstream conservatives alongside hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, has placed Moms for Liberty and other parental rights group on its “hate map” for being “antigovernment extremist groups,” according to Breitbart News.

Florida-based Moms for Liberty was added to SPLC’s hate map along with 11 other parental rights groups, including several Virginia-based groups, according to the organization’s annual 2022 Year in Hate and Extremism report.

The inclusion of these 12 parental rights groups brings the SPLC’s total number of hate and antigovernment extremist groups to 1,225 organizations. Of those, 523 were “hate groups,” and 702 were deemed “antigovernment extremist groups,” which the parental rights groups fell under.

“Schools, especially, have been on the receiving end of ramped-up and coordinated hard-right attacks, frequently through the guise of ‘parents’ rights’ groups,” the SPLC’s report claims. “These groups were, in part, spurred by the right-wing backlash to COVID-19 public safety measures in schools. But they have grown into an anti-student inclusion movement that targets any inclusive curriculum that contains discussions of race, discrimination and LGBTQ identities.”


The SPLC claimed Moms for Liberty is at the “forefront of this mobilization,” and noted, “They can be spotted at school board meetings across the country wearing shirts and carrying signs that declare, ‘We do NOT CO-PARENT with the GOVERNMENT.’”

Bravo. The SPLC hates the notion that parents think they have more rights to their children than the government does.

Moms for Liberty was founded in 2021 and is “dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government,” according to its website.

“[The movement] is primarily aimed at not wanting to include our hard history, topics of racism, and a very strong push against teaching anything having to do with LGBTQ topics in schools,” SPLC Intelligence Project Director Susan Corke said.

False. The parental rights “movement” objects to the sort of graphic sex education that the SPLC’s Learning for Justice project itself promoted to elementary school students in a guide to teachers last year.

“The guide was published by Learning for Justice, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and is titled ‘Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students,’” Breitbart News reported. “The guide discusses pronouns, sex education, and policies surrounding cross-sex access to sports and bathrooms.”

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