The SPLC and the Shooting at the FRC

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, has assigned some of the blame for the shooting of a security guard at the organization’s Washington, DC offices to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC had labeled the FRC a “hate group,” and included its location on the SPLC’s notorious “hate map.”

Floyd Corkins, the homosexual activist who shot the security guard — and would likely have killed people had not that guard and others restrained him — will go on trial soon. During that trial, we may find that he was motivated by the rhetoric of the SPLC and similar organizations. Then again, we may not.

If, however, the roles were reversed, and a lone gunman shot an LGBTQ organization’s security guard, you can bet that everyone who ever defended marriage against the homosexual agenda would be blamed for “creating a climate of hate.” But the SPLC, which really hates groups it declares “hate groups,” is not capable of such a thing because — well, because they hate hate. They are immune to the charge. Get it?

If not, you don’t think like them, which probably makes you a hateful person. Such is the intellectual bankruptcy of their opportunistic ideology.

Other organizations have been similarly maligned by the SPLC, including several traditional Catholic organizations — including, too, a little community in New Hampshire whose name and location are also listed on the nefarious “hate map.”

(The Examiner) “Floyd Corkins was responsible for firing the shot yesterday that wounded one of our colleagues and our friend Leo Johnson,” Perkins noted. “But Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations ‘hate groups’ because they disagree with them on public policy.”

Perkins maintained that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) should “be held accountable for their reckless use of terminology,” which he said is leading to intimidation and domestic terrorism.

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