D.C. police are hailing as a hero, Leo Johnson, a security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington. Mr. Johnson stopped a gunman posing as an intern from entering the Christian organization’s office, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.
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A law enforcement official has identified the suspect arrested in Wednesday's shooting as Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Virginia, a suburb of D.C.
What is still not clear is what motivated Corkins to allegedly commit such an act.
Numerous media reports have stated that Corkins had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Other reports claim the shooter made a negative reference about the work of the Family Research Council before opening fire.
None of these early reports about what may or may not have motivated Corkins have been made by police sources willing to speak on the record.
What is clear, however, is that Christian groups that advocate for the Biblical definition of marriage and other traditional values issues are routinely labeled as “hate groups” by leftist organizations, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The label “hate group” is an outrageous provocation, especially considering the views of the Family Research Council are hardly radical or hateful, but are merely reflective of the religious beliefs held by as many as 2 billion Christians worldwide.
Brian Brown, president of NOM, the National Organization for Marriage, has gone so far as to suggest (in an interview on CNN) that such labels may motivate attacks on Christian organizations, such as the FRC. See Brown’s comments here http://earlystart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/16/national-organization-for-marriages-brian-brown-on-family-research-council-shooting-says-hate-talk-totally-unacceptable/
Unlike the prompt media identification of the alleged perpetrator of the attack on the Wisconsin Sikh temple as a neo-Nazi “rightwing” radical -- and ABC’s Brian Ross who quickly looked for a Tea Party connection to the Aurora, Colorado Batman shooting -- the establishment media has been uncharacteristically mum on speculating about a radical homosexual motivation for the attack on the FRC.
Is this political correctness, and deference to the radical homosexual agenda, or because they learned a lesson from the negative reaction to their flawed reporting on the Wisconsin and Colorado shootings?
As Gary Bauer observed during the recent Chick-fil-A media frenzy, “The gay-rights movement is instinctively totalitarian. It seeks nothing less than the total and complete acceptance of gay marriage and the repudiation of marriage as it has existed through all human history and in the traditions of every major world religion. Until that happens, their immediate goal is to try to marginalize anyone who expresses a dissenting view in public.”
It remains to be seen whether a radical homosexual or anti-Christian political tie to the attack on the Family Research Council is ever made, much less proven to the satisfaction of the liberal media. But one thing is clear: violence against Christians, or Muslims, or Sikhs, or Jews is a foreseeable consequence of cavalierly labeling someone a “hater” for practicing their religious beliefs.
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