Is the Southern Poverty Law Center refusing to label attacks on Christians as hate crimes?
Today is the first anniversary of Floyd Corkins' attack on the Family Research Council (FRC). Corkins, a gay rights activist, injured one person in the attack, a security guard.
CNS News reported, "Armed with more than 95 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-a sandwiches, Corkins told the FBI that he chose the FRC as his first target after looking at a list of 'anti-gay' groups on the SPLC's website."
After Corkins plead guilty, the FBI released a statement of offense which revealed that Corkins "intended to enter the FRC that day to kill as many people as possible and smother Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces."
In an April press conference the FRC President Tony Perkins said, "The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has now been linked to domestic terrorism in federal court, should put an immediate stop to its practice of labeling organizations that oppose their promotion of homosexuality."
The Christian Post reported that "Perkins also complained that the SPLC is attempting to shut down reasonable public debate about issues related to homosexuality."
- FRC Posts Video of Attack at Headquarters, Shooter Naming Southern Poverty Law Center as Source - The Christian Post
- Southern Poverty Law Center: ‘Our Hate Map Doesn’t Cause Anybody to Attack' - CNS News
- Chick-Fil-A-Sandwich Shooter Identified FRC as Target Using Southern Poverty Law Center Website - CNS News