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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!



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  • Steve Skubinna

    Not bad enough being killed, but then to have a chicken sandwich smeared in your face… and this act would have turned hearts all over the world and ushered in a new age of gay tolerance.

    Sure. Typical leftist magical thinking.

    Let’s see the SPLC cite this in their annual “OMG! Hate groups! Send Us Money!” campaign. Since every year according to the SPLC there are more hate groups than ever before, what’s the current percentage of membership? !50% of the population? 200%?

  • Blake

    check out the comments under the article. There are plenty of people who think the guy was justified in his actions.

  • jsn2

    Corkins was a very useful idiot.

  • Finrod Felagund

    The SPLC is also responsible for this turd of a line in your wikipedia entry:

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has claimed that McCain was once a
    member of League of the South, which the SPLC classifies as a white
    supremacist hate group.

  • K-Bob

    The SPLC is a racist group, so no surprise there.

  • Matthew W

    About 15 years ago, my M-I-L gave me Morris Dees’ book, “Gathering Storm”. My MIL is a bit of a space cadet and I had (and still don’t) any idea as to why she thought that I would want to read a piece of crap like that.

  • McGehee

    Think of it as designer TP.

  • Rev. Dr. E Buzz

    No, there is nothing wrong here…we can see the end game is that everyone will play ring around the rosie, with a pocket full of posies.

    It’s all good man, we’re not going to have further problems with the govt aligning itself with leftist radicals.

    Should be perfectly ok in the coming years.

    Of bloody course!

  • PurpAv

    If there’s no hate, Dees can’t pay his credit card bills, so you’ll get hate and lots of it.

  • Steve Skubinna

    Figures. Don’t support gay marriage, you should die. Lucky for us the left is so tolerant, or we’d be in real trouble.

  • Rob Crawford

    “everyone will play ring around the rosie, with a pocket full of posies”

    Black Death? AGAIN?!

    Man. We don’t get any breaks.

  • K-Bob

    Thanks to this news item, there’s been more chatter in the news lately about calls for a “national gun owners registry.”

    I say we create and publish a national listing of all people without guns. If it saves one life…

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  • DaveO

    Seems to be a pattern: program folks to hate conservatives unconditionally, tell them the end justifies the means, and that no one really goes to jail, and wait.

    Almost makes one wonder, given the timing between the violence and the Prognazi PR campaigns if Loughner and Holmes and Lanza were recruited. It’s how AQ gets its suicide bombers.

  • DavidD

    Tacitly? I’d be surprised if it’s not overtly.

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  • Bill Gryan

    If you want to see their real level of tolerance, mention to them that there are more new HIV cases per year than gun homicides. Suggest that there should be a published registry of HIV-positive people, just so non-infected people know who to avoid unprotected sex with. Tell them you understand it’s invasive and that you respect their lifestyle choice, but if it can “save just one more life”… well, you know the rest. See how tolerant our “liberal” friends are with that idea.

  • Veritas

    The SPLC was, is and always will be a Marxist group of radicals.

  • S H

    True true. And turn in those guns on the left.

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  • iconoclast

    but, but, but the FRC are intolerant bigots so it is ok to kill them.

    And anyone check the serial numbers on Floyd’s gun to see if the BATF provided it?

  • saywhatsaywhat

    Did you know if you go to the ‘hate map’ at the SLPC site, your cursor turns into a gun sight? Aren’t they supposed to be above that sort of thing? What with them being civil, non-violent liberals, and all.

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  • ZeitTrash

    Nkosi Thandiwe. He said in court testimony that he murdered one white woman and severely injured others in Atlanta in 2011 after being taught at the University of West Georgia that whites must be punished and even killed.

    The left has for decades been taking command of public institutions for the purpose of wiping out, by any means necessary, their conservative and white enemies. Even most conservatives don’t comprehend the menace that has assembled against them.

    In 1930’s Germany, Jews thought Germany was a civilized country and the anti-semitic hysterica would just blow over. How’d that work out?

    The left’s campaign of extreme vilification of the white and the conservative “other” is not going to moderate. It is going to intensify in a way most people cannot begin to comprehend. The kids coming out of high school today have been steeped in anti-white hate. Each successive generation builds upon the last and tries to outdo the leftist “righteousness” of those who went before them. You’d better not give up your guns. Chances are you’re going to need them.

    A white friend of mine is uncle to some nice, educated hispanic kids. They love him but at the same time openly talk in all seriousness about how they hate the white race and that people should be forced into camps where they will be made to live by green environmental rules. That’s the upcoming generation, folks. The parallels with other nascent totalitarian states are real and deeply chilling for anyone paying attention.

  • jsn2

    The last I checked they had about $225 million in offshore accounts, which seems like another reason to investigate this bunch of crackpots.

  • teapartydoc

    Just think how many simp bleeding hearts who wouldn’t harm a fly send money to these hate-mongers just because they have the word ‘poverty’ in their name. Sort of like having ‘people’s’ in the name of the most repressive and murderous of governments. It has to be good, right?

  • Marcus

    So, in this case the responsibility doesn’t lay with the shooter and the shooter alone, but rather with the SPLC? Are you serious in your hypocrisy or is this one of those conservative high-schoolish “neener neener” moments where you proclaim you’re saying what you say because liberals said it first?

  • SDN

    To exactly the same extent that Rep Giffords shooting was the fault of Sarah Palin or the NRA… which hypocritical Leftards like you were happy to endorse.

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  • RichardBlaine

    No doubt that this is exactly that action the “hate group list” was designed to inspire.

  • robertstacymccain

    If you believe the SPLC, practically everybody who votes Republican is a white supremacist.

  • Bob Belvedere

    The ‘Black Death’ is already here: it’s call Abortion.

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  • wbonesteel

    Now, to be fair, neither Palin nor the NRA ever endorsed or promoted violence against anyone. otoh, the SPLC…has.

  • rightactions

    Dees and his SPLC groomed Floyd Corkins to hate and kill.

  • rightactions

    …a very well groomed useful idiot.

    Who groomed Floyd Corkins? The haters at SPLC.

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  • SamWah

    I used to get mailers from them, but I knew they were liars.

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  • werewife

    Then if you’re a white supremacist, Stacissimo, I would be proud to be a white supremacist too!
    Bloody &#@$ing hell, I hate those smug, self-righteous people. And I miss Andrew Breitbart.

  • werewife

    I thought I was the only one who had this thought, and I kept it to myself so I wouldn’t be thought paranoid. Thank you, DaveO.

  • Wombat_socho

    I’m not too worried. Most of those people can’t shoot worth a damn.

  • Wombat_socho

    Look how stupid you are.

  • ZeitTrash

    A few additional thoughts:

    History is full of cases of people living together as neighbors, friends, even family until violently oppressing a particular group seems like a good idea. People generally manage to get along until a propaganda-fed hatred gains critical mass and tips over into some sort of pogrom.

    What groundwork is being laid by the relentless, ever-more-intense media and state demonization of white conservatives and everything they allegedly do or have done? To what ultimate end? What will ultimately come of it? What possible good could come out of it over the long term?

    The left claims the completely peaceful and law abiding Tea Partiers are “American Taliban” and worse while excusing or outright lying about the brutality and ugliness of the Occupy movement. What comes after such declarations? After decades of media and state propaganda? One of the things those ideas make clear is that an anti-rational mob mentality is already deeply implanted in the population both at the “elite” opinion-forming level and at the ignorant mob level.

    In Rwanda they used state radio to legitimize and sustain a mass slaughter. Now consider for a minute what the media did with the Trayvon Martin killing and the “white hispanic” shooter. The two media campaigns are more alike than they are dissimilar.

  • ZeitTrash

    It’s not the sort of thing that begins as a mano-a-mano shootout. Regular working people going about their day are attacked. Trumped up charges are levied (if you’re lucky) or people are beaten and killed (if you’re not lucky). Look at the string of Trayvon-inspired attacks. Look at the LA riots.

  • K-Bob

    The racism angle is merely a distraction. It’s not about skin color nearly as much as it is about totalitarianism.

    Let’s not get all ginned up about them “coming after whites.” Only Democrats care about skin color.

    If you are Christian, Jewish, Conservative, or a gun owner, you’re on their list.