Start Debating, Stop Hating

Published Date Author: , December 27th, 2010

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Join with over 150 national leaders & government officials in standing FOR civil debate and an end to character assassination by signing the open letter at StartDebatingStopHating.com

Start Debating, Stop Hating December 15, 2010 | | Share with Friends

Dear Mr. Baumann, The surest sign one is losing a debate is to resort to character assassination. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal fundraising machine whose tactics have been condemned by observers across the political spectrum, is doing just that. The group, once known for combating racial bigotry, is now attacking several groups that uphold Judeo-Christian moral views, including marriage as the union of a man and a woman. How does the SPLC attack? By labeling its opponents “hate groups.” No discussion. No consideration of the issues. No engagement. No debate! These types of slanderous tactics are not limited to a handful of Christian groups. They have been used against voters who signed petitions and voted for marriage amendments in all thirty states that have considered them, as well as against the millions of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement. This is intolerance pure and simple. Elements of the radical Left are trying to shut down informed discussion of policy issues that are being considered by Congress, legislatures, and the courts. The SPLC has even admitted that their goal is to censor our views in the media. We need you to stand with us. Please visit StartDebatingStopHating.com, and join with other national leaders and me in telling the radical Left it is time to stop spreading hate-charged rhetoric about individuals and organizations simply because they disagree with our ideas. Our debates can and must remain civil — but they must never be suppressed. Remember, if they can silence pro-family organizations, they will attempt to use pressure and the power of government to target pastors and citizens like you who publicly stand for traditional principles. Make your voice heard.

Join with over 150 national leaders & government officials in standing FOR civil debate and an end to character assassination by signing the open letter at StartDebatingStopHating.com

Sincerely,

Tony Perkins President P.S. Please forward this email to as many friends as possible because many Americans standing strong together will never be silenced.

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