Oopsy Daisy: News media falsely cites Sons of Confederate Veterans hate group status...
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The Southern Poverty Law Center HAS NOT labeled the Sons of Confederate Veterans a hate group. As a matter of fact, they published an article just yesterday which makes that clear. Obviously, this is a factual error made by the church and not corrected by the reporter. Additionally, while there is much anecdotal evidence that William Tappan Thompson potentially played some role in helping to design the Second National Confederate flag, but I personally have found NO evidence in my own research which definitively proves this. Have to be fair. It does no good to make false or misleading claims. Unfortunately, despite the church and the news media making the error, I suspect that the ensuing uproar will be directed at the Southern Poverty Law Center, who, if we are to be fair to both sides, never made the claim in the article. It's no secret that racists object to the SPLC listing them on a hate map, but it's unfair to falsely cite hate group status, when there is none.
Restoring the honor!