Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pacific Justice Institute Slams the Alt-Left Hate Group Southern Poverty Law Center

VIDEO: PJI President's Response to SPLC’s Baseless and Reckless Hate Label

August 17, 2017

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Sacramento, CA—The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), a religious liberties defense organization, is demanding apologies and retractions from television and newspaper media outlets after PJI was listed alongside extremist white supremacist groups and linked to recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.  No reporters reached out to PJI to verify their stories, which repeated information from the incendiary, discredited and far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

The SPLC's false accusation that PJI is a hate group is calculated to provoke contempt and potential violence against PJI.  PJI has never promoted or engaged in acts of violence against any person or group.  The work of PJI includes the defense of victims of intolerance against individuals and institutions because of their faith.  The case files of PJI's attorneys include the representation of immigrants fleeing religious persecution from Asia and the Middle East. During the last year lawyers for the organization have fought hospitals and government officials—in court—to prevent the removal of life-support from two children of African-American descent and a construction worker who is a Mexican immigrant.  SPLC's attempts to associate PJI with violent racist hate groups is incendiary and dangerous.

“It is unacceptable and inexcusable to compare the First Amendment work of a legitimate religious freedom defense group to abhorrent White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis.  PJI believes in mutual respect and tolerance.  We have absolutely nothing in common with hate groups working to spread discord and violence, as has recently manifested in Charlottesville.” said Brad Dacus, president and founder of PJI.
 


The SPLC is an extremist organization that creates vitriol and division instead of tolerance, dialogue, and understanding by attacking non-profit organizations like PJI for helping to defend those who cannot defend themselves.  Further, in recent years, SPLC has created an enemies list which include nonviolent and law abiding individuals and organizations who, as a matter of conscience, simply promote biblical values on sexual ethics.

By projecting the acts of violent racist extremists onto PJI, SPLC creates the conditions for further persecution and invites violence against PJI.  For 20 years, PJI has defended religious freedom, parental rights, and the sanctity of all human life and we will continue to do so no matter the fabrications and defamation by SPLC and their allies.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Congressman Lou Correa's Office: "Remove Lady Liberty Hijab"--Staffer Throws Me Out!

                     

Congressman Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) has a picture of Lady Liberty posted on his wall.

And she is wearing a hijab.

The picture was submitted as a part of his Congressional Art Contest.

It's offensive. It's wrong.

Islam and our constitutional republic are completely incompatible.

When I went to Correa's district office, the door was locked in my face. I had to ring a buzzer in order go get inside. The staff inside asked me what I wanted.

When I told her I wanted to talk about the Lady Liberty painting, they asked if I was a member of We the People Rising.

What? Why is the staffer so worried about We the People Rising?

I explicitly came on my own with my own viewpoints on this matter, since I disagree with the argument about the separation of church and state.

For me, Islam and the United States' culture of Judeo-Christian values and Western principles cannot exist side-by-side with Islam.

Liberty cannot be wrapped in a hijab, and wrote about that in one of my more recent articles for Townhall.com. Click here.

The staffer let me in the room, yet required me to sign in. I was a little offended by that, but so be it.

When I sat down, I explained to another staffer why I did not like the painting, and why I demanded that it be taken down.

As I was finishing my last comment, one of Correa's staffers burst into the room and told me to leave!

"You Need to Leave!"

The staffer above even claimed that We the People Rising were sending death threats to Congressman Correa's office--that's simply not true!

This guy claimed that he was willing to talk to me outside, but as soon as I left the office, he slammed the door in my face!

Unbelievable!

The Congressman is absolutely determined to protect the picture on the wall, but why?

And what has gotten his office staffers so worked up that now people have to buzz in just to see him?

Contact Congressman Lou Correa's office, and tell them to start respect constituents and citizens.

And tell him to take down that offensive, un-American painting!


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Victory for We the People Rising in Huntington Park: Photos (August 15. 2017)