Years ago, Shoebat.com was added to the “Hate Map” for the SPLC because of the opposition to both Islam and the LGBT, and as a result Shoebat.com was labeled from other groups the award of being one of the top anti-Islam websites as well as the third most anti-LGBT website on the Internet.
In an interesting development, Morris Seligman Dees Jr., one of the founders of the SPLC, was just uncovered as having attempted to sexually assault his own daughter in law as court documents reveal:
A recently-uncovered court document from the divorce proceedings of a prominent Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) figure alleges horrific conduct on behalf of one of the most influential lawyers in America.
Maureene Dees, ex-wife of SPLC co-founder Morris Dees filed for divorce on March 8, 1979 after a decade-long marriage marred by difficulties, according to an appellant brief obtained by Big League Politics. The brief was filed by Maury Smith, Julia S. Waters and Charles M. Crook, attorneys for Maureene, in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals:
According to court testimony, among other perverted sexual behavior, Dees attempted to molest his 18-year-old step-daughter with a sex toy. Holly Buck was Maureene Dees’ daughter from a previous marriage.
“Holly testified that, in the summer of 1977, Morris attempted to molest her in the following incident: One night Maureene and Morris were sitting drinking wine and discussing a case Morris was trying,” the brief says. “[Holly] was with them. Around eleven or twelve o’clock, Maureene went to bed and Holly stayed up with Morris discussing the case. Morris kept offering Holly wine, some of which she accepted.”
Holly testified that she declined, choosing to go to bed instead.
“She went to her room and then went into the bathroom,” the document says. “Looking out the window, she saw Morris in the bushes beside the bathroom window looking in. She said ‘Morris, is that you’, but he said nothing and ran away.”
Two months later, things got worse.
“[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.’”
According to Holly’s testimony, she declined, but Morris proceeded anyway.
“[H]e started to place it between he [sic] legs when she raised her voice and said no loudly,” according to the brief.
He was wearing only a pair of bikini underwear shorts during the incident, according to Holly.
“About two hours later, she had fallen back asleep and he came back in,” the brief says. “He brought the vibrator with him, plugged it in and said again, ‘Let me show you how to use it.’ He tried to show her again by putting it between her legs, but she raised her voice again and he stopped. He took it and left.”
This is not the only disturbing passage from the appellate brief. Big League Politics has a series of upcoming reports detailing allegations against the co-founder of one of America’s most powerful non-profits.
SPLC did not respond to an email request for comment regarding whether they condone Dees’ behavior in time for publication. When Big League Politics called for comment, SPLC’s media contact briskly hung up the phone. (source)
It is interesting to note that Mr. Dees pioneered the use of legal asset seizure in combination with overly large and court ordered financial “compensation” deals to shut down people he opposed:
Dees was one of the principal architects of an innovative strategy that entailed using civil lawsuits in order to secure a court judgment for monetary damages against an organization for a wrongful act and then using the courts to seize its assets (money, land, buildings, other property) to pay the judgment. (source)
It is true there are people with ideas and beliefs that one disagrees with, and there are individuals and groups who are violent and dangerous. However, it is also known that the SPLC and their fellow cohorts are known to target groups who they do not like simply for personal reasons, as well as to support actively immoral causes such as the LGBT and would approach them in a like fashion. This is not the pursuit of justice, but a legalize form of mob violence no different than the lynchings they claimed to oppose except instead of using a rope and torch it is with a pen and paper.
There are many people who are fellow civil-rights “crusaders” who also do not like him or his techiniques. In the words of one attorney:
I also received the law school’s invitation to the presentation of the “Morris Dees Justice Award,” which you also mentioned in your letter as one of the “great things” happening at the law school. I decline that invitation for another reason. Morris Dees is a con man and fraud, as I and others, such as U.S. Circuit Judge Cecil Poole, have observed and as has been documented by John Egerton, Harper’s, the Montgomery Advertiser in its “Charity of Riches” series, and others.
The positive contributions Dees has made to justice–most undertaken based upon calculations as to their publicity and fund raising potential–are far overshadowed by what Harper’s described as his “flagrantly misleading” solicitations for money. He has raised millions upon millions of dollars with various schemes, never mentioning that he does not need the money because he has $175 million and two “poverty palace” buildings in Montgomery. He has taken advantage of naive, well-meaning people–some of moderate or low incomes–who believe his pitches and give to his $175-million operation. He has spent most of what they have sent him to raise still more millions, pay high salaries, and promote himself. Because he spends so much on fund raising, his operation spends $30 million a year to accomplish less than what many other organizations accomplish on shoestring budgets. (source)
It is interesting that, after so many years, he is not merely exposed for his immoral financial operations, but also as a sexual deviant himself.