Talk:Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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An organization embracing such organizations as the American Jewish Congress, the American Baptist Churches, the National Bar Association, and Catholic Charities is liberal? Civil rights is only supported by liberals? The designation liberal should be removed from the lede. If someone has actually called it liberal, there can be a sourced reference. DGG ( talk ) 06:50, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

If all they did was civil rights, then there wouldn't be anything liberal about it, but their agenda is something more than mere insistence on civil rights. AJC and NBA are definitely liberal. So is ABC[1] and Catholic Charities[2]. THF (talk) 16:21, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
That may be your opinion and that opinion may be shared by others of a similar political slant, but it is hardly factual (or even neutral). Stating this as fact violates WP:NPOV. --Loonymonkey (talk) 18:18, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
The New York Times is hardly of my political slant. When a liberal news organization identifies a political group as liberal, it's hard to argue otherwise unless you're disruptively POV-pushing. THF (talk) 22:58, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

If you look at the majority of organizations that make up the Conference, it is far and away made up of liberal organizations. That being said however there conservative groups within it, notably the Catholic Charities who told the DC city council they'd stop providing services if same-sex marriage were made legal. On the Conference website they do show support for more liberal causes including LGBT rights, affirmative action, and the employee free choice act and they often sign on to bills that are liberal in nature. However, I'm not sure they're a truly liberal organization since they steer clear of outright advocating of liberal causes and they never name themselves liberal or progressive so I'd say the word liberal in the lede needs to be removed since they seem quasi-liberal and don't state a political ideology. I think that if people who read the article look at its members then they can decide for themselves where the Conference falls.--Sparrowhawk64 (talk) 23:23, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Catholic Charities isn't "conservative." And the phrasing in the lede comes directly from the New York Times. THF (talk) 23:35, 2 February 2010 (UTC)


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