In a comment about the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which purports to monitor hate groups, evangelical leader Franklin Graham said the organization was smearing Christian groups that oppose gay marriage and critics of radical Islam, noting that Apple CEO Tim Cook, an open homosexual, has donated $1 million to the SPLC and established a donation button for the group at Apple’s iTunes digital store.
“A hate group? Can you believe this—The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, AL, has labeled a number of Christian groups such as D. James Kennedy Ministries , and the Family Research Council run by my good friend Tony Perkins  as ‘hate’ groups,” said Rev. Graham in an Aug. 30 post on Facebook .
“Why?” he asked. “Simply because they hold to the teaching of God’s Word on moral issues such as homosexuality and same-sex marriage.”
In 2012, domestic terrorist Floyd Corkins shot up the Family Research Council (FRC), seriously wounding a security guard, and later told the FBI  that he learned of the FRC’s opposition to “gay groups” through the “Hate Map ” posted at the SPLC’s website.