Research for this morning’s reports on the FRC shooting in DC landed the editor briefly on a popular pro-homosexual blog. The comments section to one post revealed tacit approval among some of the blog’s followers for Floyd Corkins II’s violent act.
While mainstream homosexual activist groups moved quickly, for PR reasons, to condemn the attack, the tenor among some in the general LGBT community is startling. The clear approval (among some) of violence, excusing of it, and the suggestion that there needs to be more violence and provocation is worth relating to the general public.
Responding to National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown, who said, ”Today’s attack is the clearest sign we’ve seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as `hateful’ must end,” here is what some of the homosexual community blasted:
Hate begets hate, Mr. Brown. . . .
Posted by: Francis | Aug 15, 2012 7:10:00 PM
Can’t say I’m surprised other than by the fact that it hasn’t happened sooner. Hate groups can not treat others as sub-citizens and not expect something to give. He should claim he was standing is ground, seems to work for the right. Fortunately he used a gun which will earn him NRA support.
Posted by: terry | Aug 15, 2012 7:11:53 PM
It was just a matter of time until somebody snapped with the constant hate speech and derogatory and threatening rhetoric coming from FRC.
Posted by: Byron St. James | Aug 15, 2012 8:01:14 PM
We should not kill people. True.
We SHOULD, however, confront people who are intent on making our lives miserable in a PHYSICAL and AGGRESSIVE way whenever possible. We should do what it takes to intimidate them.
We should make them fearful every minute of their lives, which should include surrounding them, pushing them, and shoving them when the opportunity presents itself, especially when they publicly encourage people to hate us.
Remember, if these people had their way, we would be sent to prison simply for having sex with each other, would be denied any rights whatsoever, and would be turned into social pariahs.
That is a threat to our very survival and should be treated as such.
And nothing will ENHANCE our credibility with straight men more than doing what I just described. Gain the respect of straight men by standing up for yourselves and showing some real courage for once……and I promise you that ALL OF OUR OTHER PROBLEMS WILL DISAPPEAR.
Posted by: Rick | Aug 15, 2012 7:36:26 PM
Granted, the last post was condemned by another as a suspected troll. Nevertheless, yet another page originally reporting the incident bore similar comments excusing and even approving of the violence:
I don’t approve of what this gun man did, but I understand, and had he managed to get to his intended targets, I wouldn’t had felt bad. They’re the ones who declared war, not us. It is what it is. Let’s not forget that the “Family Research Council” is a hate group.
Posted by: MJDNOLA504 | Aug 15, 2012 5:55:55 PM
Sorry guys but I wouldn’t apologize for this incident, after all its the family research council thats been spreading hate, lies and promoting bullying and even the assaulting of LGBTQ people. It’s time they got a taste of their own medicine, I’m tired of being treated like a door mat.
Posted by: mike ramon | Aug 15, 2012 6:48:19 PM
There are, to be fair, a few other commenters who condemn the violence and those who approve of it. But there is enough here to be alarming. And considering that this is a fairly popular pro-homosexual website, is it too much to assume that the percentage sympathetic to such violence is generally representative of the LGBT community?