Civil Liberties

Southern Poverty Law Center Warns: 'Far-Right Homophobes' Are Criticizing the TSA

"Among others"


Can't you feel the homophobia?

You probably won't be surprised to learn that Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center jumped on the news that the alleged gunman at last week's Los Angeles Airport shooting possessed "anti-government" literature. But you might be surprised at how Potok describes the critics of the TSA's intrusive pat-downs:

The TSA, short for the Transportation Security Administration, is an agency of the DHS charged with ensuring the security of transportation, most notably air transportation. Although it has not been widely singled out by Patriots, it has been subjected to criticism by far-right homophobes, among others, who have alleged that TSA agents engaging in hand searches are really sexually groping travelers.

So: "far-right homophobes, among others." Among others, yes.