Moms for Liberty co-founder Tiffany Justice called the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) move to label her parental rights organization an “extremist” group “absolutely absurd.”
“We are a group of moms and dads and grandparents and aunts and uncles, community members that are very concerned about the direction of the country,” Tiffany Justice told Fox News’s Harris Faulkner on Wednesday.
As BizPac Review reported, SPLC claimed Moms for Liberty and 1,224 other groups or organizations were hateful and against the government in the 2022 edition of its annual report titled, “The Year in Hate and Extremism.”
“These groups were, in part, spurred by the right-wing backlash to COVID-19 public safety measures in schools,” SPLC Intelligence Project director, Susan Corke, wrote. “But they have grown into an anti-student inclusion movement that targets any inclusive curriculum that contains discussions of race, discrimination and LGBTQ identities.”
“At the forefront of this mobilization is Moms for Liberty, a Florida-based group with vast connections to the GOP that this year the SPLC designated as an extremist group,” Corke continues. “They can be spotted at school board meetings across the country wearing shirts and carrying signs that declare, ‘We do NOT CO-PARENT with the GOVERNMENT.’ The group hijacks meetings, preventing officials and parents from conducting their normal proceedings.”
“Moms for Liberty activities make it clear that the group’s primary goals are to fuel right-wing hysteria and to make the world a less comfortable or safe place for certain students – primarily those who are Black, LGBTQ or who come from LGBTQ families,” she stated.