In the Crosshairs

Boy, it’s amazing what kind of left-wing violence there is in the news if you know where to look:

After years of thinking it over, Floyd Corkins finally had a plan.

He’d bought a gun and learned how to use it. He’d loaded three magazines. And he had stopped by Chick-fil-A to pick up 15 sandwiches, which he planned to smear in the dying faces of staffers he expected to kill at the Family Research Council in Washington.

It would be a statement, he said, “against the people who work in that building,” according to documents filed in U.S. District Court, where Corkins pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three charges related to the August shooting at the conservative policy group.

Corkins told Judge Richard Roberts that he hoped to intimidate gay rights opponents.

The research council, a Christian group that focuses on family, anti-abortion and religious liberty issues and views homosexuality as harmful, backed Chick-fil-A in the ensuing controversy.

“They endorse Chick-fil-A and also Chick-fil-A came out against gay marriage, so I was going to use that as a statement,” prosecutors quoted Corkins as telling investigators.

What on earth inspired him to go on a killing spree?

Corkins — who had chosen the research council as his target after finding it listed as an anti-gay group on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center — had planned to stride into the building and open fire on the people inside in an effort to kill as many as possible, he told investigators, according to the court documents.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the Family Research Council as a hate group since 2010, pointing to what it describes as its anti-gay propaganda and legislative agenda.

On his nightly radio show on Wednesday, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins mentioned the plea deal and accused the Southern Poverty Law Center of playing a role in the shooting by inciting hatred and violence rather than fighting it — a claim he has repeatedly made since the shooting.

“The Southern Poverty Law Center is dangerous. They are inciting hatred, and in this case a clear connection to violence,” he said on the radio broadcast. “They need to be held accountable, and they need to be stopped before people are killed because of their reckless labeling and advocacy for homosexuality and their anti-Christian stance.”

Just like the gentleman we reported on yesterday who shot three women because they were white.

My observation isn’t about the race of the criminals (or the victims), which is irrelevant—it’s about their politics.

Aggie and I have reported on this before, but let us remind you: many on the Left are dangerous. Treat them as mentally unstable until proven otherwise.

1 Comment »

  1. judi said,

    February 7, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    The only thing relevant about race in these crimes is the way the media covers the stories.

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