The Point: Fake and Dangerous News

Does CNN stand for “Conspiracy News Network?” For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

I’ve talked before about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of so-called “hate-groups,” which lumps Christian ministries like Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Research Council, and the conservative American College of Pediatrics in with neo-Nazis and the KKK, simply for opposing the LGBT agenda.

Last week CNN republished the SPLC’s list, along with a map showing where each “hate group” was located.

This is ridiculous and dangerous. Ridiculous because many of the so-called “hate groups” on this list hold positions that most leading liberal politicians, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton, held just a few years ago. And ADF just won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

And it’s dangerous because, back in 2013, someone took that list seriously enough to go to FRC’s headquarters in order to shoot as many people as possible.

Labeling those with opposing views “hate groups” has consequences. CNN has not only damaged its credibility, but it’s putting Americans in danger.

 


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  • Phoenix1977

    “And it’s dangerous because, back in 2013, someone took that list seriously enough to go to FRC’s headquarters in order to shoot as many people as possible.”
    One of my neighbors too Leviticus seriously enough to try and have me evicted from my home and, when that didn’t not work, destroy my property to try and harass me out of my home. Just as the mother of one of my classmates took the bible seriously enough to encourage her son to kill himself while he was still an innocent virgin instead of growing up as a gay man.

    So either the bible is a dangerous document (as I have said quite a few times now) or people have the tendency to be idiots. And the same reasoning applies to the list by the SPLC.

    • Just One Voice

      Given your two choices, I definitely lean towards people having the tendency to be idiots. Those (insane) examples you gave prove that, regardless of religion, people can be just plain stupid, evil, awful, abominable!

      And well, the Bible does give a thorough explanation of this idiotic tendency. But, knowing where you come from, I’ll keep silent time 🙂

      I’m curious to hear what your experience is with Muslims and the Quaran? That’s a whole other topic and could be long, so you can save it for another time if you like.

      • Phoenix1977

        “Given your two choices, I definitely lean towards people having the tendency to be idiots.”
        So that means the hate list of the SPLC is not dangerous on itself either. Thanks.

        “I’m curious to hear what your experience is with Muslims and the Quaran?”
        The short version is that my Muslim neighbors have never insulted me, damaged my property, threatened me or tried to hurt me in any way while my Christian neighbors …
        And when comparing the quran and the bible I find very little difference between the 2 books.

        • Scott

          “So either the bible is a dangerous document (as I have said quite a few times now) or people have the tendency to be idiots. And the same reasoning applies to the list by the SPLC.”

          In the hands of fools (idiots), I might agree… the Bible could be (and has been) used dangerously. And you are right, the same can be said for the SPLC. But this only highlights the broken/flawed nature of humans.

          “And when comparing the quran and the bible I find very little difference between the 2 books.”

          They are similar like The Wizard of Oz and Wicked… but the content is vastly different, along with their theology.