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23 LGBT leaders condemn FRC shooting
LifeSiteNews ^ | Aug 15 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert

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 hasn’t 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 group’s headquarters, reportedly while making inflammatory statements about FRC’s 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 Cathy’s statements in support of traditional marriage.

The statement from LGBT rights leaders said that, “The motivation and circumstances behind today’s 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.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; chickfila; floydcorkins; frc; hatecrime; homosexualagenda; shooting
Of course LGBTs condemn the violence. They know all too well how verbal and litigation tactics work so much better, and are far easier. Do NOT be deceived by them!
1 posted on 08/15/2012 6:38:02 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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 . . .


2 posted on 08/15/2012 6:41:06 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Yes, some strange deja vu there!


3 posted on 08/15/2012 6:42:49 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Arm_Bears

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!


4 posted on 08/15/2012 6:46:21 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: scottjewell
I give them credit for this. They ... well I cannot say MANNED UP... they... oh crap I cannot come up with the right phrase.

Okay, let's keep it simple. They did the right thing.

5 posted on 08/15/2012 6:46:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Arm_Bears
Wait a minute . . .

LOL, longer than a minute, you will wait.

7 posted on 08/15/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: scottjewell

From kiss ins to shoot outs and broadcasts over New Black Panther Radio of threats of violence - Obama’s army is restless.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 6:48:48 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Seems to be....what will be next?


9 posted on 08/15/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: scottjewell
LGBTs are officially a hate group today. They are potentially a terrorist threat to anyone of Christian persuasion.
11 posted on 08/15/2012 6:55:47 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob
The GLBT crowd are a clear and present danger. That's just one guy, but that was DC, and guns are highly regulated, and there he had a gun, 30 rounds of ammunition, and he was inside a building where his probable victims worked.

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!

12 posted on 08/15/2012 7:02:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: scottjewell

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.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 7:14:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: scottjewell; All
An original AP article on this guy was headlined: 'Shooting suspect was volunteering at LGBT center'

When you search Google by that headline, you see that it was run in all kinds of online venues:
* Miami Herald
* Boston.com
* USNEWS.com
* MyFoxHouston.com
* MSNBC.com
* 13ABC.com
* etc.

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.

Outrageous AP...

14 posted on 08/15/2012 7:22:28 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: scottjewell; All
From the article: Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers...

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.

15 posted on 08/15/2012 7:26:24 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: scottjewell
Of course LGBTs condemn the violence

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.

16 posted on 08/15/2012 7:30:36 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: scottjewell

Typical Liberals, wonder if the shooter was a mind-numbed robot who took his orders from Obama code words?


17 posted on 08/15/2012 7:55:00 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: scottjewell

Did Barry call this “domestic terrorism”?


18 posted on 08/15/2012 8:01:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Lazamataz

“They did the right thing.

“In a pig’s eye.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 10:37:48 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: scottjewell
Twenty-three organizations supporting gay rights have condemned a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters

Good for them.

20 posted on 08/16/2012 12:32:05 AM PDT by TChad
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To: scottjewell

“Our hearts go out...” (wink wink nudge nudge)

While in the bath houses, there are corks popping.


21 posted on 08/16/2012 12:33:17 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


22 posted on 08/16/2012 4:27:30 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: Lazamataz
Okay, let's keep it simple. They did the right thing.

Bullsh*t.

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.

23 posted on 08/16/2012 4:39:13 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Old Sarge

Likely. ;-)


24 posted on 08/16/2012 4:51:36 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“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.


25 posted on 08/16/2012 4:54:36 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The shooter himself is probably sorry for shooting the Security Gaurd. He meant to shoot aproximately 30 hate filled Christians.


26 posted on 08/16/2012 5:23:56 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: Leep

“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?


27 posted on 08/16/2012 5:35:03 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 6:03:05 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

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!”


29 posted on 08/16/2012 6:19:11 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: generally

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.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 6:22:45 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Leep

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.


31 posted on 08/16/2012 6:33:22 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: scottjewell

BS! They may say that in public. But in them there closets they are a dancing.


32 posted on 08/16/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: DMG2FUN

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.


33 posted on 08/16/2012 8:50:05 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The gays are getting agitated by their own rhetoric. They were bound to snap.


34 posted on 08/16/2012 3:56:40 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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