This guide to charities is now flagging dozens of hate groups

Guidestar, the website that boasts it is the world’s largest online resource for charitable giving, is doing everything it can to make sure those who give know if their donations will support groups that spread hate.

The site now has warning labels next to the names of 46 of its 2-million tax-exempt non-profits, each one flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an extremist hate group that opposes LGBTQ rights.

That means organizations that knowingly spread “demonizing lies about the LGBT community, engage in baseless, incendiary name-calling, or actively work to criminalize LGBTQ people,” according to the SPLC.

“We are thrilled GuideStar decided to properly identify anti-LGBTQ hate groups for what they truly are — organizations that traffic in the slander and discrimination of the LGBTQ community,” said the Eliminate Hate Campaign in a statement emailed to LGBTQ Nation. “The hate groups in question are dangerous, and all the entities that continue to normalize their vitriol are complicit enablers of their extremism. It’s time for those in the media and other institutions to follow the lead of GuideStar and start consistently identifying hate.”

We checked the listing for some of the most notorious offenders — the National Policy Institute, run by white supremacist Richard Spencer, the homophobic American Family Association, Tony PerkinsFamily Research Council and Liberty Counsel, the anti-LGBTQ, far-right conservative Christian law firm famous for representing antigay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.

And each one is now flagged, right at the top of the entries, with the symbol of the SPLC and the warning: “This organization was flagged as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

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