Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) announced that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is removing it from its list of designated hate groups.
PJTN said in a statement that it learned in 2020 that the SPLC had designated their organization as a ”hate group.”
The organization is based in Franklin, Tennessee, and has chapters around the United States, Africa and Australia. The Christian non-profit denounced and objected to such a designation, noting it as “untrue and antithetical to our belief that persons of faith are inherently decent and good, and should not be vilified or mistreated based on religious affiliation or any other reason.”
PJTN said it engaged in what it called productive discussion with the SPLC, which led to it removing PJTN from its list of hate groups.
SPLC’s tendency to label conservative organizations as hate groups has led some, like Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research, to call on Amazon to stop using it as a gatekeeper for philanthropic giving, The Daily Signal reported last May.
PJTN’s website says Founder and President Laurie Cardoza-Moore is Special Envoy to the United Nations for human rights and anti-Semitism.
She said in her statement that PJTN’s mission is to fight against anti-semitism and anti-semitic acts from all sources.
“Our core mission is to educate Christians on their biblical duty to support and defend the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” she said.
PJTN’s evangelical work both locally and abroad has led to legislation protecting vulnerable populations, Cardoza-Moore said. Its activities have shone a light on anti-semitic rhetoric and helped create dialogue between Christian and Jewish communities, among other things.
PJTN has never, nor will it ever be, an organization that promotes hate against any person due to their religious beliefs or affiliations, Cardoza-Moore said.
The organization said it is more committed than ever before to condemning anti-Jewish rhetoric and acts of violence while respecting the rights of all people to be members of the religion that they choose.
Cardoza-Moore last year was appointed to the Tennessee Textbook Commission to ensure textbooks are historically accurate and unbiased, The Tennessee Star reported last month.
She appeared on a December episode of The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. She described the threats and intimidation that she’s received from the (CAIR) Council on American-Islamic Relations group.
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