August 15, 2012

Shooting at Family Research Council
UPDATE: ID'd as Floyd Corkin

FRC.org:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments after an FRC security guard was shot this morning:

"The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family."

The FRC describes itself as a pro-life, pro-family and pro-faith lobby in DC.

Yesterday they mourned the loss of Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life.

The group is described by leftists as, you know, hateful due to their opposition to gay marriage. See here, here and here. The group has drawn special disdain from Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs.

More on the incident here at the Washington Examiner.

Two people, including one security guard, were shot at the office of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this morning.

“The police are investigating this incident,” said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement on the shooting. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

The shooter was also reportedly shot, according to a local news report, which notes that the FBI is at the scene.

More at Protein Wisdom.
sometimes good people just love so very much — and hate hate with such a burning, righteous hatred — that they make these kinds of principled mistakes.
According to the link to FOX Jeff posted the gunman who is in his twenties expressed opposition to FRC's policy positions.
The suspect "made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard," a source told Fox News. WJLA-TV7 reported the suspect was also shot.

Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism.

Update: Apparently the shooter was holding a Chic Fil A bag and told told the security guard it was, "Not about you, it was what this place stands for."

Hat Tip: Ace.

Take these reports with a grain of salt, but just one grain. Methinks you're not going to need the whole shaker.

UPDATE by Rusty: His name seems to be Floyd Corkin. Here's a pic.

floyd_corkin.jpg

It's looking more and more like this nut was outraged over the FRC's backing of the policy stance on gay marriage which President Obama was elected on.

Updated by Howie 08/16/12 at 07:32 cdt:

CBS: A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

..David Mariner is executive director of The DC Center for the LGBT Community. He says Corkins had been volunteering at the center for about the past 6 months. Mariner describes Corkins as "kind, gentle and unassuming."

While police have not yet stated what motivated Corkins, a coalition of 25 gay rights groups released a statement through GLAAD condemning the shooting.

"The motivation and circumstances behind today's tragedy are still unknown, but regardless of what emerges as the reason for this shooting, we utterly reject and condemn such violence. We wish for a swift and complete recovery for the victim of this terrible incident," the statement read.

Update: Chuck doubles down on teh hate.
make no mistake: the Family Research Council is, and remains, a far right hate group, trafficking in bigotry and religious fanaticism in order to deprive gay people of human rights. “Hate group” is the correct term for what they are, and no one should stop referring to them as such
*H8er!

Of course one could rewrite Chucky's statement on reverse to show that those who support gay marriage are intolerant haters of Strait, religious and center-right folk.

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