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SPLC takes aim at Bill Love

Anti-hate group finds the Bishop of Albany is not among the elect

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has outed the Bishop of Albany, the Rt. Rev. William Love, as a hater. The hard-left activist group has condemned Bishop Love for his pastoral letter on same-sex marriage.

Writing in its December 13 news round up, the SPLC said: “The Albany Times Union reported Nov. 12 that Albany Episcopal diocese Bishop Rev. William H. Love issued an edict Nov. 10 that bans same-sex couples from marrying in the diocese’s church.”

Love wrote in a statement that “the Episcopal Church and Western Society have been hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda’” and that “Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the Church and is trying to use the Church to hurt and destroy the very ones we love and care about by deceiving the leadership of the Church into creating ways for our gay and lesbians [sic] brothers and sister [sic] to embrace their sexual desires rather than to repent and seek God’s love and healing grace.”

The SPLC did cite a quote from another Episcopalian about the Love letter. “According to the Rev. Susan Russell, an activist for a more inclusive church based in the Los Angeles diocese, Love is the only U.S. bishop refusing to comply with the resolution.”

The SPLC advises Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter in policing their platforms for “hate speech” or “hate groups,” a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found in 2018. Past haters and extremists identified by the SPLC include the Klu Klux Klan, as well as the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Dr. Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

The inclusion of the Bishop of Albany amongst the wicked tells anyone with knowledge of the man all they need to know about the judgment of this malign group. The Rt. Rev. William Love is a good man and a blessing to all who know him and his ministry.

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