The Southern Poverty Law Center is a living testament to Godwin’s Law: that given enough time, all arguments end with comparisons to Adolf Hitler.
I’m pretty sure it was mentioned here– the Family Research Council shooting was directly inspired by the “Hate Map” put out by the SPLC, and the guy brought the Chick-fil-a sandwiches not as some sort of a pitiful attempt at a disguise– “Look! I’m one of you!”– but in order to desecrate the corpses of his victims by literally rubbing their faces in a “hate sandwich.”
The article starts slow, but dang.
I also didn’t know they’d added the ADF to the list– I had heard that the lady who had to flee a European country because being a former Muslim, female, doing the whole “tell all” thing about Islam was a risk her neighbors didn’t want to live near– had been put on the list.
I also hadn’t heard that the baseball practice shooter was a follower, nor that at least one of the mobs of “tolerant” folks “not tolerating intolerance” (ie, violently silencing those they disagree with) had been inspired by the SPLC.
Part of the problem is probably that I haven’t respected them since roughly when I got out of the Navy– I can’t even remember what it was, specifically, but they got shown up as selling the King invisible clothes.