Because according to reports, it was the uncivil discourse found on its website that incited Floyd Lee Corkins to attempt a mass shooting at the Family Research Council, last August.
He told the FBI that he wanted to kill anti-gay targets and went to the law center’s website for ideas. At a court hearing where his comments to the FBI were revealed, he said that he intended to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.”
In August 2012, Corkins targeted the Family Research Council offices in Washington DC. He shot the group’s security guard in the arm before the guard managed to disarm him. At the time, Corkins had the names and addresses of “four socially conservative organizations” on him.
As you remember, this is almost the same thing the left accused Sarah Palin of doing in January, 2011 because she posted a congressional district map with crosshairs on her Facebook page – supposedly giving mass shooter, Jared Loughner ideas.
But whereas any fool could see that hers was strictly a map showing districts she wanted Republicans to win – the SPLC has viciously defamed Christian groups for supporting biblical teaching in regards to homosexuality.
Via KeyWiki, in November of 2010, SPLC added several mainstream evangelical organizations to their list of “hate” groups.
- “This is a deliberately timed smear campaign by the SPLC. The Left is losing the debate over ideas and the direction of public policy, so all that is left for them is character assassination. It’s a sad day in America when we cannot, with integrity, have a legitimate discussion over policy issues that are being considered by Congress, legislatures and the courts without resorting to juvenile tactics of name calling.”
- SPLC’s 10-page attack was distributed to 55,000 police officers in America. Called 18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda, it encourages police to especially watch the hateful, violence-inciting propaganda from Christian/conservative “watchdog” organizations. These include the American Family Association, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, Coral Ridge Ministries, Liberty Council, and Traditional Values Coalition.
According to Dr. Gary Cass, who is affiliated with the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, “To say that anybody who has a principled objection to homosexuality [and warns of] the impact that that sinful lifestyle has on individuals and on society is somehow morally equivalent to overt racism and violence is absolutely defamatory.” 
It’s not only defamatory, but as we now know, it incites violence.
This is just too rich…
SPLC: Did Rightwing Internet Hate Cause Jared Loughner to Shoot People? They’re quick to ask the question when it gets them donations.
The Other McCain: Hate Kills: Left’s Demonization of Conservative Group Inspired Shooter:
Guess what? The Southern Poverty Law Center — which did much to demonize the Family Research Center by listing them as a “hate” group — is embraced as a valuable partner by Eric Holder’s Justice Department. So, in effect, the Obama administration has given its imprimatur of approval to this terrorism against conservatives.