‘Hate-Group’ Label Behind Shooting at FRC?

World Net Daily, August 15, 2012

Law enforcement officials in Washington have identified the man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council early today as 28-year-old Floyd Corkins II, a volunteer at a “gay” and lesbian center in Washington, and have hinted that the motive may be linked to the FRC’s conservative Christian viewpoint regarding marriage and homosexuality.

According to a report from the Associated Press, a law enforcement official confirmed that the suspect made a “negative reference” about the FRC’s work before shooting and injuring guard Leo Johnson, who was hospitalized and in stable condition.

While no specific connections were confirmed by law enforcement authorities with the District of Columbia police and FBI, which responded to the case, the FRC had been vocal in recent days in its support of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, whose company was attacked by homosexual advocacy organizations after he publicly stated his support for traditional marriage.

One WND columnist, however, said there’s enough evidence to begin demanding that pro-homosexual organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center stand down from their campaign of labeling organizations as “hate groups” simply because they adhere to the biblical perspective of marriage.

Columnist Matt Barber, who is affiliated with the Liberty Counsel Action advocacy organization, told WND he has predicted such violence would be inflicted on Christian organizations if left-leaning groups such as the SPLC continue to spread labels such as “hate group.”

“I want to formally call on the SPLC to retract its reckless hate-group smear of Christian organizations like the Family Research Council,” he said. “This was intended to dehumanize Christian organizations and smear as hate the biblical view of sexual morality.


He said the man who attacked today apparently had either referenced or had products in his possession from Chick-fil-A.


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  • KenelmDigby

    Floyd Corkins has got a belly.

  • Rocky Bass,

     I would have had to make sure he was neutralized with at least one JHP to the junk.

  • SoCal LoCal


    I’m not sure who is whinier, Corkins or Barber. I’m just glad the security guard is made of
    tougher stuff.

    Your last sentence deserves an AMEN.

  • libertarian1234

    Tony Perkins of the FRC was on the O’Reilly Factor Thursday and he blew the  whistle on the SPLC.  It’s the first time I’ve heard anybody criticize them so greatly on a t.v. program with a substantial national T.V. audience.

    O’Reilly said he would have his staff investigate SPLC.  I wrote pushing him to do that, although I’m sure he knows what they are.  I’m hoping he’ll follow through with an honest analysis.

    Perkins will be on Mike Huckabee’s show Saturday and Sunday evening.  I wrote him and asked that he give a full airing to the hypocritical biases of the SPLC and cited many instances where they support the destruction of traditional American values, open borders, homosexual marriage, and that their prime aim is to destroy the white power structure in this country. 

    Will it help cast the SPLC in a bad light if they do that?  It will to some extent, but it has to be continued to really be effective.

  • Enar_Larsson

    Morris Dees and Mark Potok have made their living suing the leaders of groups for the actions of their followers, whether or not they were carrying out explicit instructions (e.g., Richard Butler). There is little to no substantial evidence that they or the SPLC had anything to do with this shooting, but that is exactly the same amount of evidence they usually have for their lawsuits. So we should be able to sue them for damages exceeding their assets and put them out of business. We’ll just switch out names from their own arguments in previous cases and it should be a open and shut case.

  • FedUp

    Morris Dees and Mark Potok are experts on hate groups.  They should be.  The head the largest of the thought/hate groups.  

  • SPLC was hurting for money post-Madoff, so it’s trying to get into the pockets and purses and wallets of well to do LGBTQMIALOLPLPLTHers by adding FRC and other groups to its rock ’em sock ’em everything must go list of extremisthategroups.  The truth of the matter is that the “religious right,” like most of American society in general, is less “homophobic” than it was a generation ago, yet the SPLC of a generation ago couldn’t see fit to add the FRC and other “religious right” groups to its naughty list.  If I was a person of militant political LGBTQMIALOLPLPLTH sensibilities, I would interpret the SPLC”s recent actions as pure Morris-come-lately opportunism.

  • razorrare

    Excellent comments…

    So when is the media gonna label this guy a “domestic terroist”? Guess the SPLC wasnt “tracking” this guy because he and dees has a “groovy thing going on”…

  • Dan

    SPLC’s Mark Potoc is the creep who referred to two 10 year old girls as “sex pots.” This clown shouldn’t be given any credibility and most certainly shouldn’t be allowed around any children. And from what I’ve read, Morris Dees, is every bit as slimy as Potok.

  • Late breaking:


    I thought the SPLC was opposed to “homophobia.”  Not enough not to throw in with homophobic fundamentalist Muslims, I guess. Then again, consistency be damned, full fund raising ahead. The SPLC will be whatever it needs to be to hustle money.