:roll: Who determines the "hate" in "hate group"?
I suppose you have to define 'hate' in that context. I think every individual or group experiences and/or expresses levels of hate and/or hostility towards someone, something or some idea.
I don't think you can apply the term 'hate group' to an organised body just because it has strong views or opinions about someone or something or some 'crazy' idea. For instances, I don't think it's valid to label this website as being party to a 'hate group' even though strong views and opinions are expressed.
It's a tricky one, though. To be fair, most of us here 'hate' the stranglehold many cults have on others. Many of us have escaped and survived and hold onto bitterness and anger. But I don't think it's enough to call us a 'hate group'.
I think the point is that we (if I may speak on behalf of others) don't advocate hatred or hostility towards cults of any description. Sure, we have these strong feelings, but we chat and argue and try and resolve what we can. We don't have a credo that states we must all believe in the same thing. All we have is a conservative set of guidelines to prevent verbal abuse, etc.
Good question, though!