A homosexual activist angry at the defense of “traditional marriage” entered the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington D.C. and opened fire with a handgun. An unarmed guard was able to wrestle him to the ground even after being shot in the arm, so that he didn’t get past the lobby. The shooter, 28-year-old Floyd Corkins, had dozens of rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He is an intern at the D.C. Center for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community, and his parents said he “strongly supports gay rights.” After his gun was taken away, Corkins said, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for” (“Shooter Opens Fire on Conservatives,” Fox News, Aug. 15, 2012). Retired special forces Lt. General Jerry Boykin, who was in the Family Research Council building when the shooting occurred and was present when the gunman first talked to police, said, “I think the scenario is ... he was going to go through and kill as many people as he could and drop Chick-fil-A bags at every dead body to send a signal that he was reacting to the stance on traditional marriage, that being between a man and a woman” (“Glenn Interviews FRC Shooting Witness,” Glennbeck.com, Aug. 18, 2012). The Family Research Council, which was part of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family until 1992, “promotes the traditional family unit and the Judea-Christian value system.” For its outspoken position against homosexual “marriage” and against homosexuals serving in the military, the Family Research Council has been labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, being lumped together with the Aryan Terror Brigade, the American Nazi Party, the Ku Klux Klan, the Nation of Islam, and the New Black Panther Party!
(Friday Church News Notes, August 24, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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