Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Bad news: Shot In The Dark failed to make the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of hate groups again this year.
There are only six hate groups in Minnesota.
A chapter of the KKK somewhere Up North. Not sure how they found them, I never heard of them.
Vinlanders Social Club, a racist skinhead outfit in Vinlanders, Minnesota
A Christian preacher in Annandale who preaches that homosexuality is wrong. [I bet that’s Bradlee Dean – Ed]
The Remnant Press, a traditional Catholic publisher in Forest Lake.
The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, a black separatist church in Minneapolis.
Weisman Publications in Apple Valley, Christian Identity, whatever that means.
Even if we concede that the KKK and racist skinheads are hate groups, so what? Hate speech is constitutional in Minnesota, has been since the St. Paul cross-burning case.
And what’s up with calling the others haters, simply because they’re Christians of one stripe or another?
This looks like nothing more than a list of “people we don’t agree with and wish to silence.”
I’m not sure what you need to do to amp up the hate around here so you can get yourself noticed, Mitch. But there’s one consolation – Powerline didn’t make it, either.
Always next year.
The potatoes seem so small, we’d call them “popcorn” where I come from.
But with the SPLC – which is sort of the curia of the Social Justice Warrior community – there’s always a next year.
I’m frankly more worried SITD will be considered a terrorist outfit than a hate group. It seems pretty likely, with another Democrat administration.