Thursday, October 21, 2004
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Tom Parker Has Harsh Words for the Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center has accused Tom Parker, a candidate for Alabama Supreme Court, of associating with leaders of "hate groups." Parker responded (again) yesterday:
"The SPLC is the worst hate group in the country," Parker said in response Wednesday. "They hate people of faith and those who oppose judicial activism, abortion, pornography and homosexual marriage."

"It's obviously a political attack because of the timing of it," Parker said. "They don't like me or what I stand for.

"What they have tried to do is label Southern heritage groups as hate groups, and Alabamians don't buy that," he added. "We honor the duty, valor and sacrifice of the Confederate soldiers, while not condoning the sin of slavery or racism."