Amazon Smile is a program of the web behemoth that allows customers to donate a tiny fraction of their purchases to a charity of their choice.
But it’s been stung by its use of the “money-grabbing slander machine” Southern Poverty Law Center to vet organizations eligible to benefit.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, which has won seven cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven years in defense of religious and civil rights, said it has been dropped from the Smile program because it has been labeled by SPLC as a “hate group” for defending traditional marriage.
ADF charged SPLC “exploits the terms ‘hate’ and ‘hate group’ against any organization it disagrees with.”
SPLC’s hate list also was used by the charity-information site GuideStar, prompting lawsuits. While it famously battled the KKK many years ago, of late SPLC has taken to labeling famed surgeon and conservative Dr. Ben Carson as a “hater.” And it was linked to domestic