The latest report from the extreme leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claims that conservative parental rights advocates in Alaska and around the nation are “hate groups.”

Each year, the national organization releases a long list of groups it deems to be a danger to America. In addition to naming groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis, SPLC also rails against pro-family, pro-life, religious liberty and parental rights advocates, as well as entities that oppose the most radical elements of the LGBTQ political agenda.

SPLC’s latest report, “Year In Hate and Extremism 2022,” claims traditional parental rights advocates are a scourge on America and a threat to public welfare.

Many so-called “progressive” groups, however, cite SPLC’s “Hate Watch” reports when looking to malign or undermine conservative organizations.

Two of the SPLC’s so-called hate groups are from Alaska – Alaska Parents Involved in Education and Parent’s Rights in Education, Alaska. Both organizations are comprised of parents and community members dedicated to fighting woke ideology, critical race theory and LGBTQ indoctrination, while expanding parental rights and school choice across Alaska.

Taking a conservative stand on these issues in the public square is now seen as grounds for SPLC to peg the “hate” label on these organizations, while claiming they are somehow “anti-government.”

After compiling 733 “hate groups” in 2021, SPLC has slapped that title on 1,225 in its latest report. Many of these have an educational focus.

SPLC condemns parental rights groups as part of an “anti-student inclusion movement that targets any inclusive curriculum that contains discussions of race, discrimination and LGBTQ identities.” SPLC claims efforts to exclude critical race theory and LGBTQ dogma from schools is akin to those who opposed racial integration of schools.

Margaret Huang, president and CEO of SPLC, said her organization’s latest “hate” report is a way of exposing what she considers to be veiled “white supremacy.”

“We are exposing a concerted effort by hate groups and extremist actors to terrorize communities and gain control of public institutions by any means necessary,” she said.

In reality, the vast majority of parental rights groups – both in Alaska and across the U.S. – organize their membership to turn out at school board or city council meetings in order to petition their elected members to uphold parental rights and stay focused on the core mission of education without indoctrinating children with radical left-leaning ideology.

Many so-called “progressive” groups, however, cite SPLC’s “Hate Watch” reports when looking to malign or undermine conservative organizations.

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Alaska parental rights advocates labeled as ‘hate groups’ by leftist Southern Poverty Law Center

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.