As defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a hate group is one that holds “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”  According to the SPLC, there are 939 hate groups currently operating in the United States, most of which are religiously driven.  (over 90%)

The opening statement really defines a substantial misconception in religion. Instead of promoting love and blessings, good deeds and sacrifice as promoted by the leaders like Jesus, Mohammad and Moses, these groups promote hatred and in some cases physical harm and civil disobedience.  

Civil law backs that up, do the harm, suffer the consequence. Our government needs to step up the program against some of these groups.  Freedom of Speech does not allow Freedom of Hate.   

⚖  James Wickstrom, a Christian minister and radio talk show host who often calls for the extermination of Jews in his sermons. Wickstrom has an extensive criminal history and has been preaching his hatred since the 1970s. 

⚖  Thomas Robb is another hate group ringleader. A Christian-Identity Church pastor and longtime leader of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Robb preaches the preservation and grand authority of the white race over all others. Both leaders are, unsurprisingly, anti-LGBTQ as well.

⚖  Kingdom Identity Ministries is one of the largest suppliers of so-called Christian Identity materials that present a racist interpretation of Christianity. Their products include training books, pamphlets, and Bible study courses. Their mission to preserve the white race encourages white women to reproduce only within their race and encourages the superiority of the white male as interpreted from the Bible.

⚖  America’s Promise Ministries is a congregation that relies strongly on the literal interpretation of the Bible. This church also insists that Jesus was white and believes that all greatness achieved in the United States is attributed to the work of the white race and none other.  Several members of this congregation have committed violent acts of terrorism and murder, including abortion clinic bombings, bank robberies, and shootings.

⚖  Radical Traditional Catholicism, whose ideology has been rejected by the Vatican, is a traditionalist movement composed of numerous people who have been exiled from the church.  This group is one of the largest anti-Semite groups in the United States.

⚖  Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an American church known for its use of inflammatory hate speech, especially against LGBT, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Atheists, Muslims, Jews, Romani people, and US soldiers and politicians  It is widely known as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.   

The church has been involved in physical group actions against gay people  In addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets celebrity funerals and public events some protests have included WBC members stomping on the American flag or flying the flag upside down on a flagpole. The church also has made statements such as "thank God for dead soldiers," "God blew up the troops," "thank God for 9/11," and "God hates America." The church has faced several accusations of brainwashing and resembling a cult.  

NOTE:  If they ever pull a stunt like they did in Tampa at the funeral of one of our soldiers again, they better bring their own ambulances because it will not be tolerated, it was a disgrace, and the disrespect they showed to a fallen warrior of our nation was disgusting.  

Fortunately our citizens of the great Motorcycle Clubs of the surrounding and local area disrupted their game, but off the record, organizers told me next time thousands will go against them, not hundreds and they will be removed from Tampa one way or another.  

⚖  The Church of Wells (formerly the Church of Arlington, or You Must Be Born Again (YMBBA) Ministries) is an American religious group considered by some to be a cult located in Wells, Texas (United States). The group is led by Sean Morris, Jacob Gardner, and Ryan Ringnald, former street preachers who are all in their early thirties. It has approximately two hundred members, many being young adults and children.  This is really a proactive sick group of individuals.

According to their website, the Church of Wells promotes a revivalist approach to Christianity. They believe that most of Christian America is a “darkened generation” buried under a "mountain of apostasy".  These are really sick people and have attacked Joel Osteen while on stage during a service.  They are crackheads and not welcome in my town.

For more information about hate groups and to find great resources, please visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website at