Thinking about a new iPad, iPod, iMac or Apple laptop? Consider who you are supporting in that venture, a company that is now asking iTunes users to help fund the Communist, libelous organization known as the Southern Poverty Law Center, even though the “non-profit” organization has more than $320 million in assets.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has already donated $1 million to the SPLC and has encouraged his employees to do the same by matching donations they submit to the SPLC, as well as the Anti-Defamation League, to which Cook also donated $1 million.
Apple’s openly gay CEO Tim Cook sent an email to employees on Aug. 16 announcing the tech company would give $1 million to the SPLC and match employees donations two-for-one through Sept. 30, Daily Caller reported Aug. 17.
It didn’t stop there. An iTunes ad released on Aug. 20 asked users to “Support the Southern Poverty Law Center’s work fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice.”
“This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality,” Cook’s email claimed. But the SPLC itself is a left-wing organization that attacks conservative organizations as “hate” groups. And those labels have had real, violent consequences.
Despite the SPLC’s left-wing bias and history of labeling conservatives “hate” groups, companies and organizations like Apple still support it. According to Foundation Directory, SPLC received more than $10 million in donations between 2013 and 2016 — even after the FRC shooting.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Alec Baldwin Foundation, The Gill Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation and the Tides Foundation are just a few of the 853 groups that have donated since 2013.
Twenty-one of those groups — mainly community groups and private family foundations — gave more than $50,000 in that time frame.
SPLC also partnered with the Soros-funded ProPublica, Buzzfeed and Univision to launch a “Documenting Hate” project in Jan. 2017. The project claims to “build an authoritative data on hate crimes and bias incidents.” However none of the partner groups are conservative.
Here’s a list of some of those partner groups.
Here’s a screenshot of Apple soliciting donations for the SPLC.
What they aren’t telling you in all of this is that in 2015, the SPLC paid it’s attorneys $20 million in salaries while only spending $65,000 on actual legal services.
This, despite boasting of a staff of 75 lawyers for the purpose of litigating on behalf of “children’s rights, economic justice, immigrant justice, LGBT rights, and criminal justice reform.”
The minimum it paid officers, directors, trustees, or key employees, in base salary in 2015 was $140,000—this in Alabama, a state where the mean salary for religious and education directors (which includes private school principals) was $40,820 in 2015. SPLC president and CEO Richard Cohen was paid $346,218 in base compensation, while SPLC founder and chief trial counsel Morris Dees earned $329,560 in compensation, and $42,000 in additional reportable non-taxable benefits.
Not only that, but we reported recently that the SPLC was caught moving millions of that “non-profit” cash to offshore accounts.
Additionally, it was discovered in financial statement that the SPLC also has more than $320 million in assets.
The SPLC has learned well about what it engages in from known Communist, Saul Alinsky.
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it…Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions. This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.”—Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
I’m hoping the lawsuit that D. James Kennedy Ministries will be the snowball that gains momentum to sink this corrupt and criminal organization once and for all.