The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Not a Credible Source


MINOT, N.D. — Over the weekend, reporter Hannah Shirley published a piece scrutinizing two of the North Dakota lawmakers promoting legislation, House Bill 1298, aiming to prohibit transgender athletes from competing in sports as anything other than their birth gender.

“(Sen. Janne) Myrdal and lead sponsor Rep. Ben Koppelman both have ties to anti-LGBT groups,” Shirley reported.

Myrdal is a past state-level leader of a socially conservative women’s group called Concerned Women for America, which, not surprisingly, promotes socially conservative views on issues like gay marriage, etc.

Koppelman signed a pledge to promote socially conservative public policy that was sponsored, among other groups, by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which Shirley writes is “identified as an extremist anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”


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