Ben Carson placed on ‘extremist watch list’ by Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center lost what little credibility it had when it put acclaimed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson on its “extremist watch list,” claiming he’s “anti-LGBT.”

This is how the center described Carson on the list:

Ben Carson rapidly ascended as a far-right political star after publicly scolding President Obama, whom he sat a few feet away from, at a National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Carson’s reproach of Obama for his health care and tax policies went viral, unleashing a flood of adulation from right-wing media and hate groups.

Although the center makes a bald assertion that the potential 2016 presidential candidate is anti-gay, it offers no proof other than these former Carson quotes:

“Marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Association, a group advocating pedophilia], be they people who believe in bestiality—it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition.”

When interviewed by Sean Hannity on Fox News March 26, 2013, Carson also said:

“[I]f we can redefine marriage as between two men or two women or any other way based on social pressures as opposed to between a man and a woman, we will continue to redefine it in any way that we wish, which is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.”

Note that Carson didn’t claim he’s anti-LGBT. He’s proudly opposed to gay marriage because, as he said, it changes the well-established definition of marriage.

It’s also safe to assume that although the vast majority of the world’s population is against bestiality, a large percentage of those people — possibly most — love pets.

As further “proof” of Carson’s extremist qualifications, the center offered additional Carson quotes that had nothing to do with gay rights but with his disdain for big government, his love of God, his support for a simple flat-tax system and his likening socialized medicine to slavery.

Founded in 1971, the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center quickly gained respect as a champion for civil rights. Its hard-won reputation has since become tarnished, especially after famously listing the tea party movement as “extremist” on its “Hate Watch” list in 2010.

By adding Carson to the list, the center has gone from embarrassment to laughingstock.

H/T: Legal Insurrection

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383 thoughts on “Ben Carson placed on ‘extremist watch list’ by Southern Poverty Law Center

  1. drumsticks says:

    Racists libs

    1. Brandon Banks says:

      Look in the mirror.

      1. drumsticks says:

        Not when I’m for Carson. Game over.

  2. Wullum says:

    Sticks and stones…

  3. John Barleycorn says:


  4. Martin Mayberry says:

    please place me on it too! Dr. Carson is a fine man and I would stand with him any day!

    1. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

      But you won’t give him the presidential nomination will you? Carson is so intelligent he wants to run for President in a party that will never let it happen.

  5. Johnno says:

    The SPLC is just another government big-brother front group whose only purpose is to falsely vilify and slander anyone who is a threat to the establishment cartels. And even then they suck at their job by levelling the most hilariously cartoonish caricatures based on no evidence whatsoever. Better be careful with what you say about them everyone! Because criticism of the SPLC might just end up putting you on their hate-crime list! Anyone who wants to see it has only to visit the SPLC office in Ward 3 of the nearest lunatic asylum where the inmates are scribbling more names furiously on the walls.

  6. Hog Dog says:

    Why does anyone pay any attention whatsoever to the Southern Poverty group. The dialectics of the proletariat should have fell on it face when the USSR went bankrupt and crumbled. Nothing they say is true anyway. Socialism, communism, or the U.S. Democratic party’s ebullient of progressivism simply don’t work and has always failed miserably (except for small boutique states). Communist China has been making an effort to blend communist totalitarianism with capitalism – whether it works for them will be determined by history.

    1. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

      You are correct. With the transfer of wealth that has happened in America in just the last few years clearly indicates the failure.

  7. Mongocutwood says:

    Anyone who disagrees with their depraved agendas they will label an extremist.

    1. Bellwhether says:

      Sucks to be a racist, huh.

  8. dittoheadadt says:

    Founded 1971.

    Foundered 2015.

  9. What? The SPLC had credibility??

  10. Robert Beers says:

    Then the Center should also place Dr King on their list of haters.

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