The Southern Poverty Law Center labeled black presidential candidate conservative Ben Carson “extremist” for not toeing the liberal line of gay marriage. In spite of Carson’s sparkling reputation and intellect, the SPLC is giving Carson the same status as hate monger David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan.
However it does not take much to earn the ire of liberals when black Christian conservatives turn away from the liberal agenda and begin to think for themselves. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas understands quite well that the wrath of liberals will stop at nothing to discredit black conservatives not “step and fetching” the liberal line.
General Colin Powel was perhaps considering running for the office of president, and the liberal media did an ambush hardly hiding the disdain they obvious directed towards General Powel for having the audacity of running on a possible conservative platform.
The fact the SPLC has the gall to label Carson “extremist” when the majority of Americans have the same view regarding traditional marriage is an insult to intelligence.
There is a tremendous difference between not advocating same sex marriage as a preferred status and having a hatred towards gay people. The SPLC is claiming something that is not part of Carson’s character, and that is an egregious accusation.
The SPLC has a track record of smearing other religious Christian organizations for merely adhering to their Christian faith as the Family Research Council, another group the SPLC equates to the KKK. It is easy to make the extremist list with the SPLC if your theology does not match the required liberal view of the SPLC. One needs to change your religious doctrine and meet the political changes of the SPLC.
One wonders if Pope Francis will also be labeled an extremist since the Catholic Church holds more traditional views than Carson on marriage and a variety of other subjects. There are many other liberals and conservatives that do not agree with the issue of gay marriage. Does that mean they will be labeled extremist?
Taking one subject and labeling an extremist view simply because there is disagreement to the liberal agenda line on marriage, particularly an “evolving” change is grossly unfair. When one is an extremist, it usually covers a multitude of subjects and describes a mindset of the individual. Dr. Carson does not meet the criteria for being an extremist in spite of the SPLC’s pontificating rhetoric.
The climate towards Christian conservative values has grown astonishingly toxic since the Obama Administration has come to power after the 2008 elections. The division between political ideals has become so factional that much of the cooperation between competitive parties has evaporated.
Government agencies and liberal non-profits have picked up the vibes coming from Washington DC where anti-conservative Christian fervor has spilled over to infect many organizations. It has become a dangerous part of the culture as the military, government agencies as the IRS, and groups as the SPLC are making a political agenda against those not agreeing to the political aims of liberals and progressives.
The timing of putting Dr. Carson on the “extremist” list is just in time for the presidential race.
SPLC removes Dr. Ben Carson from extremist list after much criticism
It is a gratifying admission that the SPLC apologized to Dr. Ben Carson for placing him on an extremist list since October of 2013 and immediately removed him after facing much criticism. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/12/southern-poverty-law-center-apologizes-to-ben-carson-takes-him-off-extremist/
Kudos should go to the SPLC for admitting the error in judgment and for demonstrating that merely disagreeing with a political stance is no reason to be given an extremist label.