In August, Idaho’s Lordship Church landed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual list of hate groups.
The label was decried by the church’s leaders, Pastor Warren Mark Campbell,
who denounced the SPLC as a “biased, liberal hate group” and said that their anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim, pro-gun, pro-homeschooling church was not that far outside mainstream Christianity. The subject was tackled by the local daily newspaper, The Statesman, which said the group seemed “less menacing” than other groups on the list and that while “most of Idaho’s hate groups proclaim racist or anti-Semitic views. Lordship Church is different.”