Southern Poverty Law Center classifies VFW and American Legion as hate groups
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.
“I hate to criminalize a group of decorated war veterans,” Cohen said, from somewhere deep within a fog of pit sweat in his corporate think-tank steam room, where Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Moscow) was seen relaxing in the nude.
"But these people revere statues of soldiers who have fought in wars where minorities and women weren’t allowed to fight."
According to the SPLC, members of the Legion and VFW are well-known for inciting extreme hatred against enemies of the United States, and for engaging in violent behavior. VFW memb…
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