Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Matt Barber's insane list of horribles

J. Matt Barber
J. Matt Barber's ethics are selectively applied
Several outlets have reported that Matt Barber is compiling a list of supposedly anti-Christian organizations. Barber, who is insanely, bat-shitly homophobic, has had that list up since at least December at his Christian Civil Rights Watch. The list is actually quite comical. Examples of inclusions (in no particular order):
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Institute of Medicine (National Academies of Sciences)
  • World Health Organization (regional)
  • Hollywood (italicized)
  • United Nations
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Amnesty International
Paranoid much? By the way, on their website is this claim: CCRW is a national, non-profit 501c3 charity authorized for tax-deductible donations. Not exactly. CCRW is actually an assumed name of of Gordon James Klingenschmitt's bat cave and hate group — Persuade the World Ministries.

Via Colorado Secretary of State
The reality is that these super-Christians who presume to define morality for everyone else have created an arrangement which allows CCRW to solicit tax-deductible contributions. I seriously doubt that Klingenschmitt has organizational control over CCRW. I referred this matter to the IRS on December 12, 2017. I do not expect the Service to do anything.

It is also customary for charities to identify, somewhere, who they really are. For example:
  • ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, or;
  • Right Wing Watch, a project for People For the American Way…
Mr. Barber makes no such disclosure. Why is he intentionally hiding the relationship? If this is just an arrangement to facilitate donations (as it appears to be) then donors have a right to know where their money is going and who controls the funds.

These folks are not only profoundly crazy but they are self-righteous. Ethics and integrity seem to be based selectively on convenience and economics.

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