Now various reports state that the suspect, 28 year-old Floyd Corkins II, shouted disagreements with FRC’s Christian stance on same sex marriage before opening fire. He reportedly carried with him a Chick-Fil-A bag and other restaurant paraphernalia, and posed as an intern to gain access to the FRC. The AP reported that Corkins was a volunteer at a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) center:
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.”
The reports of Corkins shouting disagreement with FRC before opening fire explains why authorities felt the need to assemble a joint task force and bring in the FBI to investigate. By progressive definitions, you could argue it was a “hate crime.” It’s easy to brush aside this incident as one act of a crazy man until you consider the past two weeks. The Family Research Council is affiliated with Chick-Fil-A. Chick-Fil-A came under fire due to the free speech of CEO Dan Cathy by militant anti-Christian and anti-free speech activists. They further attacked Chick-Fil-A, accusing them of supporting Ugandan gay-killing via a resolution they claimed the FRC had lobbied to kill.
Their claims were wholly inaccurate and debunked here. The FRC lobbied to change the language of the resolution, they did not oppose the resolution. Anti-Christian activists, under the guise of gay rights, ignored the truth and concocted a smear claiming that FRC lobbied to support the death of gays in Uganda. (It’s ironic, considering the majority of these same anti-Christian activists voted for the administration who endorsed a group, the Muslim Brotherhood, which does rule that gays are to be killed via capital punishment simply for being gay.)
Religion is under attack in the United States, but until now, it wasn’t meant literally.
Excuse me, Dana!? The FRC DID support Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” Bill, and you are still lying about it. And critics of the Family Research Council are not “Anti-Christian.” Also, I’m sure religion is NOT “under attack” in the US, unless you’re a brainwashed religious right kool-aid drinker who believes whatever their favorite hosts and preachers spout off as the gospel truth.