Charity website flags dozens of nonprofits as hate groups
BATON ROUGE | A website that touts itself as the world’s largest source of information about charities has added a new feature: a warning label on taxexempt nonprofits accused of spreading hate.
Guidestar, a self-described “neutral” repository for data on more than
2 million charities, recently flagged 46 nonprofits for being labeled as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A banner atop each nonprofit’s Guidestar profile includes the law center’s logo and a link to its homepage.
Guidestar’s president and CEO, Jacob Harold, said the new feature reflects a “broader shift in how we imagine our role in the [nonprofit] field.”
Adding data sources is part of that shift, but Mr. Harold framed the warning labels as a response to the recent rise in “hateful rhetoric” in the U.S.