The American Freedom Party (AFP) | The Family Research Council (FRC) promotes traditional marriage and other issues while lobbying against gay rights, abortion and embryonic stem cell research. Its president, Tony Perkins, came out strongly in support of Chick-fil-A’s President Dan Cathy. But the SPLC propaganda labels the FRC as a hate group.
“The FRC is a pro-life and pro-traditional marriage organization. For holding these beliefs, the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labelled the Family Research Center as a hate group… This label is not without consequences.” –Breitbart Big Government
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been fanning the flames of extremism against the Family Research Council (FRC), a Christian lobbying organization. Now we have word that a gunman, perhaps radicalized by the SPLC’s extreme-Left propaganda, has stormed the FRC’s headquarters in Washington, DC, opening fire on a security guard. The guard, who was shot in the arm, managed to wrestle the shooter to the ground and thereby prevent a possible massacre. The Washington, DC police are calling the security guard a hero for stopping this act of domestic terrorism.
Authorities found 50 additional rounds of ammunition and 15 Chik-fil-A sandwiches in suspect Floyd Lee Corkins’ backpack. Authorities also went to the Herndon home where the shooting suspect lives with his parents. They told agents that Corkins has “strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner,” according to the affidavit. Floyd Lee Corkins volunteered for the last six months at The DC Center for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) Community.
Federal authorities say Floyd Lee Corkins II told a guard at the Family Research Council, “I don’t like your politics” before shooting him in the arm. The guard and others helped subdue Corkins, who was taken into custody.
Given the Southern Poverty Law Center’s extreme language against the Family Research Council, questions are being raised about the group’s possible connections to the shooter. Did the would-be killer visit the SPLC’s website and was he inspired by their radical, anti-Christian ideology? These are questions we need answered in order to assess the possible threat that the SPLC and their followers present to the general public.
According to reports, the SPLC has issued a statement about the shooting saying “There are unconfirmed reports that the shooting was ideologically motivated. We condemn all acts of violence and are following the story closely.” However, they have not retracted any of their extremist language about the Christian lobby or apologized for promoting hatred against them.
The SPLC “Intelligence Project” lists any group with a dissenting opinion as a “hate group,” including the AFP.