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Family Research Council Releases Video of August Shooting at Group's Headquarters: VIDEO


The Family Research Council yesterday released video of the shooting last August at its headquarters in an attempt to discredit the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has designated FRC as a hate group.

The reasons for SPLC's designation have been well-documented.

23 LGBT groups issued a statement condemning and rejecting violence in response to the shooting last August and  expressed support for the victim of the incident at FRC.


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  1. FRC, what's the point? You are a hate group. You reap what you sow - in this case, hatred. Violence is wrong - when you advocate it happen to others, and when it happens to you. Trying to smear the Southern Poverty Law Center just won't work.

    Posted by: MarkRocks | Apr 26, 2013 11:57:03 AM

  2. Hey Tony -- this is called "blowback" --a direct result of your long toxic campaign to dehumanize and marginalize gays. Tony, you are like "legitimate rape" -- the system has a way of shutting you down. Hitler died in a flaming bunker, Quadaffi died after being sodomized by a stick and beaten to death by his subjects, Hussein died hanging from a rope ... How will you die Tony?

    Posted by: Gestly | Apr 26, 2013 12:03:50 PM

  3. So, when will SPLC designate the Towleroad kommentariat as a hate group?

    Posted by: AG | Apr 26, 2013 12:21:03 PM

  4. The sheer number of "Floyd Corkins" mentions by right-wing bigots since this attack is quite telling.

    We can't keep track of all our attackers. We don't know their names. We can't possibly count the number of brothers and sisters who have been abused, tortured, or killed by them.

    Attacks on your kind are so infrequent and so rare, they're instant household names. It's like Tony Perkins wanted this to happen.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Apr 26, 2013 12:29:13 PM

  5. There's nothing really to connect SPLC with the shooting, so releasing the video isn't going to really link the two.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 26, 2013 12:29:43 PM

  6. It's still puzzling to me why all of these lgbt rights groups issued condemnations of the shooting. It had nothing to do with us. Did they release statements after Newton? Where was The FRCs condemnations of all of the beatings and murders of lgbt people? Beatings and murders fueled by their hatred.

    Posted by: Chris | Apr 26, 2013 12:31:48 PM

  7. They are going to milk this for everything they can. They have this ONE event so they bring it up over and over again. Compare that to the hundreds of acts of violence against gays, the many gay suicides directly related to bullying from people who use the exact same rhetoric as the FRC.

    I'd rather Tony Perkins doesn't show his hateful face on TV again but since the various cable news channels keep inviting him on, what REALLY needs to happen is for someone armed with the facts and details of the various statements Perkins has made, the FRC's many outrageous lies, to confront him and demonstrate EXACTLY why they ARE a hate group.

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 26, 2013 12:44:51 PM

  8. Don't the Chik-Fil-A sandwiches and the guns kinda go together?

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 26, 2013 12:50:48 PM

  9. Interesting this was released yesterday. Intentional, to try to diminish the fact we won in Rhode Island and made progresses in several other states.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Apr 26, 2013 1:00:57 PM

  10. @Chris : If "we" can't rise above the level of the likes of the FRC and condemn violence against fellow humans, then we're no better than they are...

    Posted by: MikeKV | Apr 26, 2013 1:00:57 PM

  11. Who needs guns when FRC and the Rick Warrens of the world do a fine job making young people, their own children included, take their own lives?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 26, 2013 1:05:59 PM

  12. Yup. How to win friends and influence people, for sure. All it does is cement the label 'hate group'. Mind-numbingly stupid and typically evil.

    Posted by: Geoff | Apr 26, 2013 1:24:33 PM

  13. Here's an idea FRC - stop hating people. That might get you off the SPLC list. You're welcome.

    Posted by: Craig | Apr 26, 2013 1:45:32 PM

  14. so every time a gay person gets shot at and attacked we are to blame the family research council? Good, because THAT is what SPLC did.

    and as far as the shooter goes, most likely it was FRC's very own 'inside job.'

    Posted by: Jose Soto | Apr 26, 2013 2:47:36 PM

  15. "Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council — First of all, they tell, Tony Perkins tells parents whose kids come out to reject them. Tony Perkins tells the parents of queer kids to do what Tony Perkins damn well knows drives those kids to suicide — doubles their already quadruple rate of suicide. Why would someone who calls themselves a Christian do that? Because every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council. They argue that the gay lifestyle is sick and sinful and dangerous and they point to the suicide rate, and then they turn around and do everything in their power to make sure that suicide rate does not come down and to drive it up. Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work — and he calls himself a Christian. I don’t understand how real Christians let that little fu**er get away with that." - Dan Savage, 2012

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 26, 2013 2:50:11 PM

  16. You know, Jose, I babbled a bit about an inside job when this first happened and I know it sounds ridiculous. It's especially annoying because I have Facebook friends who think the guy who lost both his legs in the Boston bombing was a paid actor. I mean, people have to be crazy to believe this stuff. And yes, there are gay people who are crazy enough to do this.

    BUT - the news stories containing actions, reactions, and motives of this shooting was known and factually reported within the hour of the event. It's like a little FRC raven was patiently waiting for the news trucks to show up to give them the scoop. Plus, our boy Floyd directly named the Southern Poverty Law center during his questioning with authorities - WELL AFTER Miss Perkins started blaming them. I don't know about y'all, but I certainly don't need to check with the SPLC to know the FRC is a hate group.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Apr 26, 2013 3:39:32 PM

  17. SPLC doesn't have a lot of credibility regardless. FRC is still plainly a hate group. Their own leaders' words are clear.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 26, 2013 5:31:22 PM

  18. The Nazis released film of the Allied bombing of Germany. Did that make the Nazis any less of a hate group?

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Apr 26, 2013 5:35:09 PM

  19. Yeah Anastasia...two points! I mean really, are they seriously trying to associate our community with this violence? Oh yes, we're the violent community, the intolerant community, the bigots. Will someone please stuff a dirty sock in tony's mouth...or maybe some jockey shorts.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Apr 26, 2013 9:47:18 PM

  20. Now wait just one freakin' second here...


    Does Anyone?

    Anyone at all?

    Corkin; Gay or Not?

    Its importan, you know know, because iif FRC is going to blame and push this as 'Gay's Attacking Them' then we better be damn sure that Corkins was Gay.

    Anyone at all?


    Posted by: IsCorkinsGay | Apr 27, 2013 12:02:39 PM

  21. I really hate it when the wrong target of righteous indignation is hit instead of the perpetrator.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Apr 28, 2013 11:12:04 AM

  22. Too bad there was survivors of this :p

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Apr 28, 2013 8:32:33 PM

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