Moms for Liberty Named Extremist ‘Hate’ Group by SPLC

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June 7, 2023

Parental rights groups across the country were labeled "hate groups" in the latest edition of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s "hate map," which includes the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups.

The groups include Moms for Liberty, a conservative nonprofit that advocates for parents’ rights in schools and government across the country. The SPLC, which publishes the map to discredit conservative and Christian organizations as hateful, called the group "antigovernment."

The map details 1,225 groups, up from 733 in 2021.

"Moms for Liberty is a far-right organization that engages in anti-student inclusion activities and self-identifies as part of the modern parental rights movement," the SPLC said in its page on Moms for Liberty.

The SPLC accused the group of "opposition to public health regulations" and said it "opposes LGBTQ+ and racially inclusive school curriculum."

Moms for Liberty opposes "woke indoctrination" of students and policies like vaccine requirements and mask mandates.

It's the latest example of the left attacking parental rights advocates. Democratic governor Roy Cooper (N.C.) last month declared a state of emergency over a Republican plan to fund school choice, which would give parents and students a say in where they attend school.

A Nevada Democratic lawmaker in April said she wishes "she could legislate what parents do."