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Family Research Council Shooter Floyd Corkins Was Volunteering at D.C. LGBT Center

Some additional details regarding the man who shot a security guard earlier today at the Family Research Council, via the HuffPost:

CorkinsCorkins had been volunteering for about the past 6 months at The DC Center for the LGBT Community, said David Mariner, executive director of the community center, which is in Northwest Washington. He usually staffed the center's front desk on Saturdays, and his most recent shift was about two weeks ago.

"He always struck me as a kind, gentle and unassuming young man. I'm very surprised that he could be involved in something like this," Mariner said.

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.

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  1. Yes, Mr. Brown, the hate must end. On your part. You reap what you sow. All you and your organization do is spew hate. What did you expect in return? I have as much empathy for you and your community as you do for ours when one of us is killed. Jesus was not a hater. You want to be like him, right? Then the hate stops now. Just do it.

    Posted by: millerbeach | Aug 16, 2012 5:26:12 AM


  2. Violence will only accomplish one thing: more hate reflected back at us. We all need to fight in the court of public opinion and in the actual courts, and eschew violence.

    Posted by: John | Aug 16, 2012 7:52:15 AM


  3. There is no legal definition of "hate group," which is why even the FBI does not, cannot, designate "hate groups," but somehow a private fundraising company like the SPLC can?

    The SPLC has no more authority to designate "hate groups" than does the SPCA.

    The SPLC uses the deliberately meaningless term "hate group" in its fundraising propaganda because it riles up its mostly elderly donor base without accusing those groups of any actual crimes.

    Mark Potok, the SPLC's public relations chief, has stated on numerous occasions that "A "hate group" has nothing to do with criminality or violence, or the potential for violence. It's all about ideology."

    No crime, no violence, just "wrong thinking."

    Still, Potok's "hate group" label has become the SPLC's most profitable brand name, bringing in more than $106,000 donor dollars each and every day, or more than $4,400 every hour.

    http://wp.me/pCLYZ-d3

    One has to wonder how much genuine good that money could do if donated to local charities, food banks, Women's shelters and clinics?

    Posted by: Richard Keefe | Aug 16, 2012 7:53:04 AM


  4. "I hope that this makes people on the other side stop and think about how they are treating us helps to motivate these incidents."

    Fat chance. They think they have the absolute truth. Therefore, anything they do is OK with God. (Think about the Miller case.) Just remember, moreover, that the Pope more or less lauded anti-LGBT violence because we are demanding rights that do not belong to us.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Aug 16, 2012 8:11:16 AM


  5. "I hope that this makes people on the other side stop and think about how they are treating us helps to motivate these incidents."

    Fat chance. They think they have the absolute truth. Therefore, anything they do is OK with God. (Think about the Miller case.) Just remember, moreover, that the Pope more or less lauded anti-LGBT violence because we are demanding rights that do not belong to us.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Aug 16, 2012 8:11:17 AM


  6. Don't worry, the homophobes would hate us even if this guy didn't do what he did, and they would find other reasons to declare themselves martyrs and victims. The beat goes on.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 16, 2012 8:16:12 AM


  7. "Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and thoroughly immoral — doctrine that “violence never solves anything” I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms."

    The problem with the above perspective in this case is that there will always be more of them than us. And it's so easy to use violence in a thoughtless, counterproductive way.

    Posted by: Yeek | Aug 16, 2012 9:29:51 AM


  8. @Richard Keene, you're not very bright, are you? The difference between a group opposed to marriage equality and a hate group is obvious, not subtle in the least.

    Groups like the FRC don't just say they don't support gays marrying because traditionally it's never been that way or because they're religiously opposed, they use every opportunity to demonize gay people, accuse us of trying to destroy marriage, even civilization itself, molest and "recruit" children, and take away religious freedom in this country. They paint us not just as sub-human but evil, deliberately whipping up fear of and hate against gay people, usually right before begging for donations to fight the "demonic" gays who are set upon the destruction of all that is good. Several of these groups are behind the attempts to pass laws in Uganda and other African countries that would punish homosexuality with the Death Penalty.

    So let's call a spade a spade, shall we? They ARE hate groups and they deserve to be called as such.

    Posted by: Caliban | Aug 16, 2012 9:53:35 AM


  9. Well, someone must know this guy and can say why they think he snapped.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 16, 2012 12:46:17 PM


  10. "How many news organizations will bother to round out their reporting by mentioning that SPLC has officially designated FRC a hate group?"

    Hopefully none of them will be retarded enough to believe that the SPLC's designation means anything other than jack squat.

    Posted by: Nunov Yurbiznez | Aug 16, 2012 8:39:38 PM


  11. Mr Katz,on page 2, so I guess you would have condemned any resistance & been loathe to participate in the Warsaw ghetto uprising?

    Posted by: vonlmo | Aug 16, 2012 8:46:02 PM


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