Okla. church makes nat’l hate group list

by gradycarter


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OKLAHOMA CITY — Since 2000, the number of hate groups across America has been on the rise.

Experts speculate the movement is fueled by the ailing economy and an influx of immigrants.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified hate groups operating in all states across America on the organizations “Hate Map.”

There are 20 hate groups operating in Oklahoma right now, according to SPLC, including a local church that made the list.

Oklahoma hate groups include branches of the KKK, racist skinheads, Neo-Nazis, black separatists and one anti-gay group.

According to senior fellow, Mark Potok, the Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate groups across the country.

“We have a whole staff of people who are constantly monitoring the websites; the underground publications even the short-wave radio broadcast and videos that people on the fringes of our society make, political people.” said Potok.

Reverend Tom Vineyard’s church, 

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