And the Illinois GOP wants to pretend morality doesn’t matter. IFI’s Laurie Higgins again highlights the hatred shown by members of the social issues left:
This is an open letter to both the Chicago Phoenix, an online “LGBT” news source, and the homosexual activist organization Equality Illinois in response to defamatory and unsubstantiated statements made by Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, and appearing in articles written by Katherine Iorio and Tony Merevick about the East Aurora High School gender confusion policy.
Both Iorio and Merevick quote Cherkasov as saying that IFI spreads “‘venomous lies,’” and according to Merevick, Cherkasov also said that ”‘The Illinois Family Institute, designated a ‘hate group’ for its Nazi and racist hate speech, is generating the hate and the heat.’”
The “hate group” designation comes from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which created the hate groups list, decided which groups they wanted on it, and then several years later manufactured loosey goosey criteria that would justify their inclusion of groups they hate on their hate groups list.
If Cherkasov is going to make defamatory public claims like these, he has an ethical obligation to provide clear evidence from our website to support them.
And if Iorio and Merevick are going to quote such defamatory claims, they have an ethical obligation to ask for his evidence, that is to say, quotes from IFI, to support them.