The Southern Poverty Law Center is famous for their listing of “hate groups,” ones that “have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”
So if you say nasty, untrue things about black people (like the KKK) or LGBT individuals (like the Illinois Family Institute), you’re on the list.
Evangelical churches aren’t on the list just because they think, for example, that homosexuality is a sin. “Loving the sinner while hating the sin,” even if you don’t buy it, isn’t the same as saying there’s something psychologically wrong with gay people.
The American Family Association has long argued that the list is unfair to certain Christian groups, so they’ve now created their own version of a hate group list.
The AFA Bigotry Map identifies “groups and organizations that openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith.”
Who’s on the list?
Basically every atheist and pro-LGBT-rights group out there, including local and college groups.