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Hate Kills: Left’s Demonization of Conservative Group Inspired Shooter

Posted on | February 6, 2013 | 56 Comments

Who told Floyd Corkins that the Family Research Council was a leading opponent of the gay-rights agenda? Who convinced Floyd Corkins that opponents of the gay-rights agenda were evil people who need to die? Whoever they are, they’ve got blood on their hands:

After years of thinking it over, Floyd Corkins finally had a plan.
He’d bought a gun and learned how to use it. He’d loaded three magazines. And he had stopped by Chick-Fil-A to pick up 15 sandwiches, which he planned to smear in the dying faces of staffers he expected to kill at the Family Research Council in Washington.
It would be a statement, he said, “against the people who work in that building,” according to documents filed in U.S. District Court, where Corkins pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three charges related to the August shooting at the conservative policy group.
Corkins told Judge Richard Roberts that he hoped to intimidate gay rights opponents. . . .
“They endorse Chick-Fil-A and also Chick-Fil-A came out against gay marriage, so I was going to use that as a statement,” prosecutors quoted Corkins as telling investigators.

Guess what? The Southern Poverty Law Center — which did much to demonize the Family Research Center by listing them as a “hate” group — is embraced as a valuable partner by Eric Holder’s Justice Department. So, in effect, the Obama administration has given its imprimatur of approval to this terrorism against conservatives.

Read more about the SPLC/DOJ partnership at Atlas Shrugs.

UPDATE: Steve Ertelt at LifeNews quotes Family Research Council President Tony Perkins:

“The Southern Poverty Law Center can no longer say that it is not a source for those bent on committing acts of violence. Only by ending its hate labeling practices will the SPLC send a message that it no longer wishes to be a source for those who would commit acts of violence that are only designed to intimidate and silence Christians and others who support natural marriage and traditional morality.”

Again, I repeat: The Department of Justice under Eric Holder is fully in partnership with the SPLC and thus tactitly endorses this group’s terroristic war of intimidation against conservatives.

UPDATE II (Smitty): welcome, Instapundit readers!



  • Bob Belvedere

    Hear, hear!

  • Bob Belvedere

    Leftists don’t own mirrors.

  • ZeitTrash

    Yeah, no anti-white racial bias in the media…In fact, saying there is would be racist lunacy…Nothing to see here… Move along…

    “Blogger extraordinaire Sooper Mexican noticed
    something interesting about MSM coverage of Christopher Dorner’s manifesto: Most news outlets are publishing a censored version that is only 11 pages long…By contrast, the uncensored manifesto is 21 pages long….What was left out? Quite a bit….”

  • K-Bob

    If we can’t win this thing… if we can’t begin the process of Restoration without having to deal with skin color, then it’s all over. Done. Forget about it.

    So no, there is nothing to see here, because it would be like complaining about a massive sewage problem, by blaming it all on the fact that people have a**holes.

    Get past the skin color issue. Only Democrats care about skin color.

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