Skip to comments.23 LGBT leaders condemn FRC shooting
Posted on 08/15/2012 6:37:49 PM PDT by scottjewell
WASHINGTON, August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) Twenty-three organizations supporting gay rights have condemned a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters Wednesday morning, saying that although the motive of the attack hasnt been clearly established, the leaders utterly reject and condemn such violence.
We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers, said the leaders in a statement Wednesday afternoon, hours after the shooting took place.
One security guard employed by the pro-family conservative group was shot in the arm after confronting a heavily armed man who attempted to enter the groups headquarters, reportedly while making inflammatory statements about FRCs views. The suspected shooter is in custody, while the guard, identified as head security guard Leo Johnson, is in stable condition, according to D.C. police.
Fox News reports that sources have told them that the shooter may have been carrying a Chick-Fil-A bag. Tony Perkins, the head of FRC, had spoken out in favor of Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathys statements in support of traditional marriage.
The statement from LGBT rights leaders said that, The motivation and circumstances behind todays tragedy are still unknown, but regardless of what emerges as the reason for this shooting, we utterly reject and condemn such violence.
We wish for a swift and complete recovery for the victim of this terrible incident.
Signatories include Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out (TWO), Dr. Eliza Byard of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Jennifer Chrisler of the Family Equality Council, and Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry.
LGBT groups such as Truth Wins Out and HRC routinely characterize FRC as a certified anti-gay hate group for its stance against redefining marriage, and have encouraged boycotts of businesses that fund the conservative group as supporting hate. In 2010 the Southern Poverty Law Center endorsed opponents characterization of FRC as a hate group.
I was sickened by the sight of Republicans racing to microphones to blame this shooting on hate speech emanating from the LGBT community.
Wait a minute . . .
Yes, some strange deja vu there!
It worse than that. It turns out that he wasn’t just gay, he was also african-american. I wonder how, exactly, they will disseminate this incident on the news. If the shooter did not have a horrible childhood (their typical excuse for bad behavior from groups they support) they are scr**ed!
Okay, let's keep it simple. They did the right thing.
LOL - yes, they did.
But don’t be too quick to praise them, because although condemning physical violence, they have for years wreaked havoc with all manner of litigious and bullying behavior. Easy to condemn violence when you have a host of other weaponry at your beck.
LOL, longer than a minute, you will wait.
From kiss ins to shoot outs and broadcasts over New Black Panther Radio of threats of violence - Obama’s army is restless.
Seems to be....what will be next?
Hypocritical ass wads.
You label people that support marriage for what it is and has been for 2 thousands years a hate group but then abhor the violence that befalls them.
The people have woken up. You are not fooling them any more.
Time to take away their guns and give them to Conservatives to defend themselves. Go gay bar to gay bar demanding the weapons. Call it a short and long arm inspection or something. They'll know!
I’ll give them credit for this. It would be nice if in addition to this they tone down the boycotts and hate campaigns against anyone that disagrees with them.
When you search Google by that headline, you see that it was run in all kinds of online venues:
* Miami Herald
Then, when you click on the same AP article at these venues, you see that AP -- and all these venues and more -- changed the headline to: 'Official: Suspect criticized group before shooting
The shooting itself almost becomes an afterthought to what AP deems the most important part of the story: That a certain group needed to be 'criticized'
And, of course, 'tis not PC among the liberals to associate a shooter with the LGBT movement...so, of course, that headline was dropped in favor of almost blaming FRC.
Well, given that the shooter was rumored to have two 15-round ammo packs with him -- in addition to the bullets in the gun -- and that he could have had dozens of victims...
Where's the call among the LGBT to have a "candlelight" vigil outside the FRC building to make good on this "our hearts..." claim???
Ya better believe the reverse would be so had the LGBT been targeted by a nut job.
Yeah...THESE LGBT groups do...there's a whole LOT more than 23 in this nation...I mean, some states have hundreds...D.C. does...there are THOUSANDS of LGBT groups in this nation...yet only 23 could muster enough condemnation to go public on a weekday.
Almost sounds like what happens when some Muslim terrorist does a terrorist act. 23 "peaceful" Islamic groups come out to publicly object; the rest either are silent, or privately rejoicing.
Typical Liberals, wonder if the shooter was a mind-numbed robot who took his orders from Obama code words?
Did Barry call this “domestic terrorism”?
“They did the right thing.
“In a pig’s eye.
Good for them.
“Our hearts go out...” (wink wink nudge nudge)
While in the bath houses, there are corks popping.
Nah, your initial sentiment was correct. They are only sorry for the guard:
“Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers
The FRC and its staff does not reside within that tightly defined group. The rest is just political pablum. They will be back at it today. It’s what they do.
They've been inciting hated and violence for years, and when one of the loonies start acting on all of the demagoguery they've been putting out, they rush to the microphones to denounce it. It's political cover, not a principled stand. As soon as the cameras went off, I'm sure they went right back to calling us monsters, sub-human, etc.
“The people have woken up. You are not fooling them any more.”
Let’s hope this attitude is maintained and that no more complacency will ever be the order of the day again.
The shooter himself is probably sorry for shooting the Security Gaurd. He meant to shoot aproximately 30 hate filled Christians.
“The shooter himself is probably sorry for shooting the Security Gaurd. He meant to shoot aproximately 30 hate filled Christians.”
Can you imagine the fall-out had he actually carried out his true horrific intentions?
I give them credit for condemning the violence. They have the right to disagree with conservatives, just like we have the right to disagree with them.
For those who say this statement is hypocritical, I would ask what else do you expect them to do?
If the shoe were on the other foot, if a conservative opened fire on one of their organizations, we would condemn the violence, distance ourselves from the shooter, and continue to work for our goals in a non-violent manner. This is what they are doing, as far as I can tell.
My biggest beef in all this is that it has been so downplayed in the media. If the shooter were conservative, it would be getting 24/7 coverage and held up as evidence of the evils of conservatives and the need for more gun control laws.
You are absolutely right. The oh-so-shocked gay groups still support anything short of murder on their behalf. And I’ll guarantee many of the rank and file homosexuals wish the guard would “die quicker!”
Yes, they do deserve credit for condemning the violence.
I think what bothers me is how easy it is for them to do this while 2 decades of petty harassment and alienating of those who dissent - such as labeling them as “hate groups” - along with litigious behavior and open political threats have done the damage, and will continue to do so.
don’t be fooled. These “leaders” are just disappointed that he didn’t succeed.
There is a genuine hate fostered by these people and they have no idea how it will manifest itself when they spew their Alinskyite tactics all the time. I expect to see more of this as we get closer to election day and through a Romney term.
BS! They may say that in public. But in them there closets they are a dancing.
Yeah, do get that feeling. Of course they are now bashing NOM and Manhattan Project for “trying to politicize this tragedy”- as if they haven’t made everything political.
The gays are getting agitated by their own rhetoric. They were bound to snap.