PALMETTO FAMILY COUNCIL: “WE ARE NOT A HATE GROUP”
|| By FITSNEWS || The social conservative group snubbed by Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney is firing back at its critics – disputing the allegation that it is a “hate group” and standing up for its record of defending “religious freedoms and liberties.”
“Recent false attacks from some angry liberal leaders in South Carolina have cast doubt on our organization, who we are and what we stand for,” Palmetto Family Council board chairman Reese Boyd III said in a statement. “These false attacks have gone so far as to insinuate we are a ‘hate group’ that aims to harm South Carolinians. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
According to Boyd, his organization is “committed to defending religious liberty and constitutional freedoms, and we honor others that stand up for those same liberties.”
“We have worked tirelessly in the Palmetto State promoting South Carolina values for over 21 years,” Boyd added. “In fact, we have fought for tougher human trafficking laws, tax credits for marriage counseling and to ban sexual predators from Facebook and allowing public officials to pray in their meetings. We care about South Carolina families and we honor those that also work to promote families.”
Boyd’s group also led the unsuccessful fight to preserve the Palmetto State’s 2006 ban on gay marriage – which was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge last November. The issue of state marriage bans is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
This website – as repeatedly noted – opposes any government intervention in the institution of marriage. That decision ought to be left exclusively to individual congregations with no authorization or compulsion of any kind from government.
As for our views on religious liberty, you can read those here …