So it comes out that the suspect in the Family Research Council (FRC) shooting is a homosexual activist—a volunteer for the “Center for the LGBT Community” in Washington, DC. Even more, after he shot a security guard in the arm, it is reported that he told the guy, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”
Further reports add that the activist attacker made negative comments about the work of the FRC, a strongly Christian conservative group which has been vocal against homosexual marriage and in support of Chick-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy.
Despite the evidence, CBS was quick to point out, “police have not yet stated what motivated Corkins.” Well, the police may not have said officially, but everything else we’ve heard, including the reports of the guy’s own words, make it clear what his motivation was.
And that motivation would make him a clear candidate for the left’s own legal creature. And this raises the question: will they call it a hate crime.
Indeed, will they call this terrorism? Fox News has.
Real Clear Politics reports,
Though authorities did not publicly reveal a motive, advocacy groups across the ideological spectrum condemned the violence, with some casting it as a hate crime.
“Today’s attack is the clearest sign we’ve seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as `hateful’ must end,” Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, said in a statement.
The Family Research Council’s president, Tony Perkins, said the organization’s primary concern was with the wounded guard.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president, who was traveling in Iowa Wednesday, was informed of the shooting shortly after 1 p.m.
“The president expressed his concern for the individual injured in the shooting and his strong belief that this type of violence has no place in our society,” Carney said.