As Twitchy reported earlier, there was a shooting at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this morning.
The Left screeches about new tone and civility, and shamelessly, and shamefully, blamed Sarah Palin for shootings due to the use of crosshairs in ads. However, the Family Research Council was actually put in crosshairs.
— Andrew Bair (@ProLifePolitics) August 15, 2012
It doesn’t. It is left-wing hate, through and through.
Enemies of traditional marriage groups have called the FRC a "hate group" and now a gunman has come and shot the guard there.
— Paul Cooper (@PaulMCooper) August 15, 2012
A “hate group,” because they believe in traditional marriage. The Left has targeted them over and over and fostered a climate of hate.
For those asking what the Family Research Council is — it's a hate group. http://t.co/nbDjBInM
— David Hume (@GreatSkeptic) August 15, 2012
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) August 15, 2012
Yes, I want to hear more about FRC from the people who tried to incite hate against it with completely and viciously false posts. Please.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 15, 2012
I'm hearing about a shooting this morning at Family Research Council. But they're the hate-group, right? #tcot
— Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) August 15, 2012
Gay rights organization considers the Family Research Council a "hate group." http://t.co/QcsBU6kW
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 15, 2012
Reports are coming in describing the scene. The shooter screeched about the “hate” values before he began shooting.
FOX finally breaking FRC shooting. Said shooter made cpl statements abt causes FRC supports.
— GlockLady (@GlockLady) August 15, 2012
— Veronica L. Vera (@Three_13) August 15, 2012
BREAKING: A shooting has occurred at the Family Research Council building in DC – suspect was screaming about things FRC supports.
— Dane County (WI) GOP (@danerepublicans) August 15, 2012
— Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) August 15, 2012
Leftists on Twitter weigh in, in vile form.
fuck The Family Research Council, and it’s hatred and intolerance toward the LGBT community. Maybe they just needed some more Chic-Fil-A..
— Glenn (@GlennSibley) August 15, 2012
No H8? So, shooting while muttering about someone’s values is totally loving?
So this is politics in 2012, scanning Twitter and seeing people enjoy news of shootings at the offices of organizations they disagree with.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 15, 2012
FRC shooting is another reminder that the #NOH8 crowd isn't against hate at all — they just want you to hate different people.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) August 15, 2012
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) August 15, 2012
— Charlie Shield (@CharlieShield) August 15, 2012
— P Flynn Anderson (@pkfanderson) August 15, 2012
Yes. Then why does the Left keep inciting hate?
Update: They continue inciting and fostering hate.
Just because FRC is a hate group is no reason to say FRC is a hate group.
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) August 15, 2012
And fake sympathy from the Left: Smug lefty self-back-patting, but qualified with “you totally had it coming.”
— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) August 15, 2012
And while Family Research Council's politics are disgusting, it's still not okay to shoot a guard there.
— Kelly Hager (@khager) August 15, 2012
Dear FRC: my thoughts are with you. Just don't say the things you do about your fellow Americans and expect not to be called a hate group.
— Tom Doran (@portraitinflesh) August 15, 2012
If shooter who injured security guard did it to terrorize pro-homophobia community, it IS domestic terrorism. The FRC IS STILL a hate group.
— LabGrrl (@labgrrl) August 15, 2012
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 15, 2012
More who can’t express sympathy without furthering the incitement of hate by calling FRC a “hate group.”
Whether they're a hate group or not I'm praying for him. Guard is shot in the arm at Family Research Council building http://t.co/rq6DVLS8
— kimberly s kuehl (@unicornpinata) August 15, 2012
Before anyone tries to blame The Left for the tragedy at #FRC, and speak of the unfair description as a hate group, there's reason for that.
— Carlos Manuel Pmente (@cpimentel986) August 15, 2012
Prayers for #FRC! Such hatred is never tolerated, be it a liberal or a conservative. Exchanging hate for hate, accomplishes nothing
— Jo (@mrJoMangles) August 15, 2012
Surprised someone went shooting up FRC? Nope. Hate begats hate. #certifedhategroup
— Brandon Shire (@TheBrandonShire) August 15, 2012
@michellemalkin How much empathy would Cons show if Black Panther Sec guard got shot in arm? He didn't die. He got shot in arm 4 godsake
— Josef K. (@apls452) August 15, 2012
The moral bankruptcy, it scorches.
Update: They keep exposing themselves for the morally bankrupt cretins they are.
@Dloesch FUCK the FRC and fuck you!
— Gianni Virgocci (@VirgoJohnny) August 15, 2012
Family Research Council …who knows maybe the hated are starting to hate back …look out TBAGGERS
— GEOFFREY (@jeffreynola) August 15, 2012
Update: Shooter, identified as Floyd Corkins, was reportedly volunteering at an LGBT organization. Is that where he learned about the FRC “values” that he was screeching about? Was he taught that they are a “hate group”?
— Steven Bushong (@stevenfromohio) August 15, 2012
Corkins made a negative comment about the organization before the shooting, but the reference was not specific, one of the law enforcement officials said.
The guard, Leo Johnson, was in stable condition and was being interviewed.
Corkins 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.
FRC Shooter, Floyd Corkins, Was An LGBT Volunteer. LGBT Orgs Issue a Statement – Updates & Photos http://t.co/RPwHXkZP
— Candice Lanier (@CandiceLanier) August 15, 2012
Reaction rolls in.
Dear Floyd Corkins: this is not how you help the GLBTQ movement. Please stop ruining all the hard work my friends and I are doing #rage
— Tess Fabeck (@tkfabeck) August 15, 2012
— Arthur Moore (@ArthurMooreIV) August 15, 2012
Update: Corkins is being held tonight on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
FBI says Family Research Council shooting suspect Floyd Lee Corkins II is "being held overnight on a charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon"
— Peter Doocy (@pdoocy) August 16, 2012
FBI: Suspect in Family Research Council office shooting will be held on an assault with a deadly weapon charge.
— Alan Blinder (@alanblinder) August 16, 2012
— Jim Handly (@JimHandly) August 16, 2012
Twitchy will continue to monitor and update.