Southern Poverty Law Center classifies VFW and American Legion as hate groups
According to the SPLC, members of the Legion and VFW are well-known for inciting extreme hatred.
By Dick Scuttlebutt on Sept. 6, 2017
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced it would include prominent American veterans' organizations American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in its listing of hate groups, sources confirmed today.
In a written statement signed by SPLC President J. Richard Cohen, the organization said both the VFW and Legion were included since many of their members sympathize with radical, extreme-right-wing ideals such as freedom, safety, and family values.
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