“It is important for us to consider how our policies can help reduce hate and violence through any vehicle,” Rep. Danny K. Davis insisted. “Any mechanism, any apparatus, any way that we possibly can.”
The mechanism and apparatus being considered was unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.
The Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee was holding a hearing on How the Tax Code Subsidizes Hate. Its theme was removing tax-exempt status from groups it didn’t like.
The Democrats running it didn’t issue a full list of allegedly discriminatory groups they wanted the government to discriminate against, but the Committee’s Twitter list of ‘hate groups’ seem to overlap with a list assembled by the Southern Poverty Law Center and curated by Philanthropy Magazine.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s leadership was recently forced to resign over racism and sexual harassment. Its hate map had inspired a terrorist attack against the Family Research Council in D.C. In the same city where the hearing was taking place, Floyd Corkins had shot Leo Johnson, the African-American building manager, while trying to murder members of the conservative civil rights group.
“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups. I found them online,” Corkins had told the FBI.
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