A CNN article that features the locations of so-called “hate groups” designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has some Christian organizations pushing back. Family Research Council (FRC), Liberty Counsel and Pacific Justice Institute are among those included on the list.  Liberty Counsel fired back at CNN in a press release. “CNN has published a

fake news article… that recklessly lists pro-family organizations, including Liberty Counsel, as active “hate groups” throughout the nation,” it reads.  Liberty Counsel also cited SPLC ‘s Mark Potok saying, “Our criteria for a ‘hate group,’ first of all, have nothing to do with criminality, or violence, or any kind of guess we’re making about ‘this group could be dangerous.’ It’s strictly ideological.” Potok is works as editor-in-chief for SPLC’s quarterly journal.  CONTINUE