Religion is frequently used to justify hate. Now religion is getting called out for its hatred:
Last week, the law center added the Family Research Council to its list of more than 930 active hate groups, citing the anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders and researchers, which have included calls to re-criminalize consensual sex between individuals of the same gender. The Southern Poverty Law Center defines a hate group as one with “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”
Here’s another way to see the same trend:
But when you translate the American specialness conservatives cite into policy, the results can be disquieting. It apparently means more God, with one display inquiring, “Why are you a conservative?” The most succinct response, “Because God is.” It means cracking down on immigration, conveniently forgetting that President Reagan signed an amnesty bill, and of course repealing Obama’s health-care law, which Iowa Republican Steve King calls a cancer tumor that must be pulled out by its roots and eradicated before it metastasizes. A panel on “political correctness” in the military assailed the recent overturning of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on gay soldiers.
God is hate. There is no way around it.