Op-Ed: Woke Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Out Community Guide to Usurp Parents and Indoctrinate Their Children

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The controversial and newsworthy Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, holds a rich history of master manipulation. File photo: Mccallk69, Shutter Stock, licensed.

PORTSMOUTH, OH – What’s a deceptive, dastardly, and despicable tactic to indoctrinate youth into gender ideology without parental consent? How do you circumvent parents and/or legal guardians? You bypass parents by developing a propaganda guide for educators, counselors, woke churches, and anyone other than parents and make it available at no cost online. And you demonize the views and values of parents if they differ from your own rhetoric with alarmist statements, hysteria hype, and dangerous allegations.  

And the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) holds a rich history of master manipulation.  

“The infamous Southern Poverty Law Center has been in the news for many years now, not for the good work it might have done early on after it was started, but for the anti-Christian hate group they have evolved into. While the liberal media has not been covering this corrupt evolution of the SPLC, the new media and the conservative media have been for over a decade.”  

You use projection. Whatever you are doing – you accuse others of doing. The canned phrase SPLC uses is “youth radicalization” throughout the guide along. Use the radical liberals’ favorite words: misinformation and disinformation. 

Moreover, you sprinkle in truth here and there about other issues to make it appear legitimate and helpful.  

You pretend you actually care about the youth in America in order to spread harmful gender-bending puffery and turn children against parents. 

That’s just what the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Regime did. An in-your-face message that it’s acceptable to sidestep the values, beliefs, and morals of a child’s parents concerning nonscientific gender ideology. 

“This guide is for the trusted adults who are not a child’s parent or primary caregiver but are part of their broader social network inside and outside the home.” 

The guide is not meant for parents but to teach others how to indoctrinate their children. 

“Trusted, respected adults who are not parents or guardians play a critical role in helping to raise a new generation committed to inclusion, unity, and free, diverse, democratic societies.”  

SPLC is giving permission for people who are not the parents to indoctrinate children without parental permission or consent.  

“Extended family members may enjoy some of the highest levels of trust, support and interaction with a young person. This can especially be the case for older brothers and sisters. If a young person in your family is in danger of radicalizing, reach out to extended family members to determine who might be the best individual to intervene.” 

And it appears the SPLC is suggesting how relatives with opposite beliefs can bypass parents and push gender ideology. This tactic is destructive and has the potential to promote conflict within extended family.  


The following are definitions listed in the guide:

“Radicalization. Any process that leads a person to hold extremist beliefs. These beliefs may or may not lead to overt violence. Just as there are many forms of extremism, there is no single pathway to radicalization. It is a complex process involving many personal and external influences.” 

“Supremacist ideologies. Any attitude or viewpoint that proposes the inherent superiority of one group over others, including the right of that group to dominate or exterminate those it views as beneath it. Characteristics such as gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability can be used by extremists — falsely and unfairly — to malign entire classes of people as “inferior.”” 

SPCL is using fearmongering rhetoric to rally woke warriors. Apparently, the SPCL is BFFs with radical left-wingers. 

Excerpts from the guide:

“Although white supremacist extremism has been identified as the most lethal terror-related threat against civilians in the U.S…Recently, American white supremacy has been reinforced through political efforts to suppress the right to vote.” 

“At home, a parent or family member who already holds extremist beliefs can increase the likelihood of a young person adopting those beliefs. Online, young people might spend time in spaces where disagreement is punished, creating ideological echo chambers. When individuals spend time only engaging with like-minded people, they are more likely to move to extremes.” 

“Supremacist ideologies and false conspiracy theories provide easy answers and ready scapegoats that can appeal to the feeling of having been wronged. Hateful, supremacist and conspiratorial worldviews offer an outlet to express feelings of anger.” 

“Similarly, in recent years, the self-help community has become a fertile recruiting ground for extremists.” 

“Conspiracies that label parents “child abusers” for supporting their child’s nonconforming gender expression is a sign of transphobic radicalization.” 

“Musical groups, memes or even brands with no clear connection to political movements can act as a way of signaling extremist sympathies.” 

“Control over the bodies of people who can become pregnant is a core component of male supremacist ideologies.” 

“Control over the bodies of people who can become pregnant is a core component of male supremacist ideologies.” 

“Further, advocate for policies recognizing and respecting young people’s preferred pronouns and push for regular cultural competency training for coaches, counselors, mentors, educators and other trusted adults.” 

“Consider the unique role you play in a young person’s life. Young people may be more open-minded to the opinions and advice of an adult confidant than a parent or guardian.” 

“A trusted family member — who is not a parent or guardian — may be in the best position to suggest therapy or help connect a young person to another type of behavioral and/or mental health support.” 

“Counselors can use their role to step in, for example, when they hear students repeating extremist talking points.” 

“Involvement with multicultural and multi-faith communities can help prevent extremism.” 

What others say about SPLC: 

“The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered,” is the title of a 2019 opinion piece in USA Today by Jessica Prol Smith, senior news writer and editor for Alliance Defending Freedom.  

“The Southern Poverty Law Center is a ‘scam’” is a 2019 commentary in The Washington Examiner. “The Southern Poverty Law Center’s problems go well beyond the fact it’s a vicious, left-wing attack dog with no care whatsoever for the reputational and personal harm it causes by lumping Christians and anti-extremist activists with actual neo-Nazis.” 

Controversy has struck the Southern Poverty Law Center, the formidable progressive law firm best known for tracking hate groups in the U.S. Co-founder Morris Dees, President Richard Cohen, and other top executives are exiting the organization amidst a staff uprising over alleged sexual and racial harassment in the work place.”  

“Southern Poverty Law Center Bias Exposed.”

“The Hate Machine: How the Southern Poverty Law Center Is Cashing in by Bashing Christians,” is a 2017 article at CBN.

“Southern Poverty Law Center Is a Hate Group.”

“The Southern Poverty Law Center is rightly seen as a pernicious and loathsome racket,” according to a 2014 article in National Review.  

Sane and sensible parents need to unite and speak out against the SPLC’s mission to erase parents and indoctrinate their children with harmful gender ideology and woke culture. 

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