Justice Thomas: Court Should Revisit Defamation Law After SPLC Labeled Christian Ministry a ‘Hate Group’ by Steve Warren for CBN News
GNN Note – Thank goodness Mr. Thomas now has support. When we lost Scallia a couple of years back, may God keep and bless him, Clarence Thomas lost a major voice for Constitutional Judges. Now we have at least some strong support for for Mr. Thomas and hopefully, we can reverse some of the nonsense that has been piled on by radical left-wing activist in black robes. / END
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear D. James Kennedy Ministries‘ (DJKM) defamation and discrimination lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for its published claim labeling the Christian ministry as a “hate group” alongside the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, and other infamous hate organizations.
Even though the Supreme Court declined to hear the case without comment, Justice Clarence Thomas signaled to the high court that it should revisit the longstanding precedent regarding defamation lawsuits.
As CBN News has reported, many people acknowledge the SPLC did good work years ago by targeting haters and racists like the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. But then it took a lurch to the far left and began to put conservatives and Christians on the SPLC website’s hate map. A left-wing gunman even used that erroneous SPLC map to find his target when he shot up the Family Research Council’s office in Washington.
The SPLC has targeted dozens of groups, including the Fort Lauderdale, FL-based DJKM, a Christian media ministry founded in 1974 by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy as Coral Ridge Ministries, because it stands for traditional marriage and against radical parts of the LGBTQ agenda.
They’ve labeled DJKM as a “hate group” for teaching Biblical beliefs on marriage and sexuality. As a result, the ministry has been excluded from participating in Amazon’s “Smile” charity program, which DJKM argues is religious discrimination. So the ministry filed a federal religious discrimination lawsuit against the SPLC in 2017. The lawsuit says the SPLC “illegally trafficked in false and misleading descriptions of the services offered by DJKM and committed defamation against DJKM.”