File this one in the You've-Got-to-Be-Kidding-Me Department: the Southern Poverty Law Center has now listed most of the nation's most prominent and respected pro-life, pro-family, Christian organizations on its roster of dangerous "Hate Groups."
The notoriously Off-the-Left-Side-of-the-Political-Chart organization is now targeting such mainstream ministries as the American Family Association, Concerned Women for America, Coral Ridge Ministries, Liberty Council, Family Research Council, Traditional Values Coalition, and the National Organization for Marriage.
According to Gary Cass, of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, "The SPLC has been reduced to a far left propaganda organization that uses hype and hysteria to enrich a few liberal attorneys at taxpayer expense and has long out lived its usefulness."
Indeed. In fact, increasingly the SPLC has itself become so entranced by its marginal prejudices against Christians and Conservatives that it may very well qualify as a "Hate Group" itself--in accord with its own definition.
Surely, they've set themselves up to be "hoisted by their own petard," as Shakespeare might put it.