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Fanning the Flames of Left-Wing Violence
Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matt Barber

Posted on 08/20/2012 4:36:08 AM PDT by Kaslin

To borrow from President Obama’s Black Nationalist mentor, Jeremiah Wright, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate-baiting chickens “have come home to roost.” The hard-left group has become everything it presumes to expose.

On Wednesday, homosexual activist Floyd Corkins entered the Washington-based Family Research Council (FRC) armed with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition. He also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches (FRC recently defended the food chain’s COO Dan Cathy for pro-natural marriage statements).

The only thing standing between Corkins and mass murder was FRC facilities manager and security specialist Leo Johnson. As Corkins shouted disapproval for FRC’s “politics,” he shot Johnson who, despite a severely wounded arm, managed to tackle Corkins and disarm him (of course, this is all impossible as it’s illegal in Washington, D.C., to carry a concealed weapon).

Of Johnson’s actions, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said, “The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned.”

I agree.

Upon hearing of Leo’s selfless act of heroism, I was reminded of John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

But according to the SPLC, Leo’s heart is, instead, full of hate. In fact, everyone at FRC is hateful. After all, in 2010 the SPLC, with much fanfare, “officially certified” FRC as a “hate group” for its orthodox Christian positions on marriage and family.

Alongside violence-charged photos of actual hate groups like the Aryan Brotherhood and the KKK, the SPLC lists on its website the decidedly mainstream and always peaceful FRC.

It’s a clever strategy, dishonest and reprehensible though it may be. By juxtaposing FRC and other Christian organizations with violent extremist groups, SPLC has engaged in intellectual sloth at its worst (the organization has repeatedly declined to debate FRC President Tony Perkins over its “hate group” smear).

Rather than debating – on the merits – mainstream Christian groups with which it has ideological disagreement, SPLC has chosen, instead, the coward’s way out: demonization and marginalization through false guilt by association.

It’s a scheme not only slimy, but extremely dangerous.

If ever there were a time I’d prefer not to have been right, now is that time. Back in November 2011, I essentially predicted both the FRC shooting and the SPLC’s undeniable complicity therein.

With a column headlined, “Liberal violence rising,” I wrote, “The SPLC’s dangerous and irresponsible (‘hate group’) disinformation campaign can embolden and give license to like-minded, though less stable, left-wing extremists, creating a climate of true hate. Such a climate is ripe for violence.” (If anyone deserves to be taken out – rationalizes the unbalanced SPLC dupe – its members of this or that evil “hate group” whom, as he’s been repeatedly told, mean him great harm.)

That was before the fact. After the fact – one day after the shooting – Tony Perkins addressed exactly that which I forecast:

“Let me be clear that Floyd Corkins was responsible for firing the shot yesterday,” he told Washington reporters. “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.”

The SPLC “should be held accountable for their reckless use of terminology that is leading to the intimidation and what the FBI here has categorized as an act of domestic terrorism.”

Regrettably, Mr. Perkins finds himself in a uniquely credible position to make this charge.

Still, although there remains a vast ideological divide between the SPLC and the tens of millions of Christian Americans represented by the Family Research Council, the Southern Poverty Law Center now finds itself with a brief window of opportunity to both do the right thing and rehabilitate its badly damaged reputation.

To the SPLC, I say this: Your cynical efforts to dehumanize Christians and equate biblical truth to “hate” are working better than I think even you expected. It’s now within your power to right a horrible wrong and restore a sense of peace and security to the rattled folks at FRC. What a gift that would be.

I appeal to your sense of goodwill. This is not a game. Lives are at stake. I know you have good employees (I’ve met some) who believe they’re doing the right thing; so, please, validate that belief. It’s time to remove your metaphorical “hate group” Star of David from mainstream Christian organizations before another of your ideological allies spills blood.

And to homosexual activists and other liberal groups, I say this: Rise above the fray. Let’s come together. Here is something on which even we can agree. Publicly encourage SPLC to lift this veil of fear.

Media, you, too, are on notice. Remember Wednesday’s shooting next time you even think about repeating SPLC’s “hate group” brand while addressing the Christians upon whom it’s tattooed. You also have share in the blame.

SPLC, hear me now: If, God forbid, something like this – or even worse – happens in the future and you have yet refused to retract and apologize for your “hate group” propaganda, then your hands will forever be stained with the blood of innocents.

Still, either way, we Christians are commanded to speak the truth of Christ “even unto death.”

FRC will not be deterred. “We’re not going anywhere,” Tony Perkins told reporters Thursday. “We’re not backing up; we’re not shutting up,” he vowed. “We feel that – we don’t feel, we know [that] we have been called to speak the truth. Speak it in love, but to speak the truth nonetheless – and we will not be intimidated, we will not be silenced.”

“I was there as [Leo] came to from the anesthesia,” said Perkins, “and I told him, ‘Leo, I want you to know you’re a hero.’ And he thought about it for a minute and he said, ‘You know, this hero business is hard work.’”

Heroes don’t work for “hate groups,” and FRC’s hard work is heroic indeed.

I’m proud to count them my friends.

You should be, too.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: faithandfamily; floydcorkins; frc; hategroups; influence; jeremiahwright; lamestreammedia; shooting; tonyperkins; violence

1 posted on 08/20/2012 4:36:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

SPLC should be shamed publically for what they have done.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 4:48:25 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t think the SPLC has a sense of goodwill.

It was founded by radicals, and while it has done some good work (such as a project to clear land titles for property owned by poor blacks in the South), in recent years it has become nothing but a left wing pressure group.

A couple of years after the election of The One, the SPLC was contracted by the government to identify and track “hate groups.”

First of all, this is unnecessary, since true hate groups are pretty obvious and in any case tracking the dangerous ones is the responsibility of the FBI and not some private, politically connected organization. Secondly, because it is primarily political in nature, the group exists solely to classify as a “hate group” any organization that does not conform to the left-wing policies that motivate our current government.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 4:50:27 AM PDT by livius
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To: Kaslin

Did the perp intend to throw Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at his victims?


4 posted on 08/20/2012 4:55:01 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Kaslin

Excellent article. Thank you, Kaslin.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 5:00:04 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: luvbach1
Did the perp intend to throw Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at his victims?

There's two lines of thought here, neither of which can be proven or disproven at this point:

1) The perp was trying to pass himself off as an intern, so the sandwiches were part of the bluff to try and get past the entrance and deep into the office area. ("I'm bringing food for the bosses.")

2) In some form of sick symbology, the perp was going to place a Chick-Fil-A sandwich on each body.

6 posted on 08/20/2012 5:08:02 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: Kaslin

SPLC is a hate group. They are the ungodly.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 5:08:49 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: sauropod

Collectivists do not possess shame, as a hundred million murdered will readily testify.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 5:09:38 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: sauropod

“SLPC shuld be shamed publically for what they have done.”

Impossible.

They have no sense of shame.

IMHO


9 posted on 08/20/2012 5:11:29 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaslin

save for later


10 posted on 08/20/2012 5:16:41 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: sauropod

They should, but I doubt they are


11 posted on 08/20/2012 5:25:28 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: livius

very well said


12 posted on 08/20/2012 5:27:00 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: kitkat

You are welcome


13 posted on 08/20/2012 5:27:48 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: sauropod

SPLC should be shamed publically for what they have done.

The Left have no shame, no conscious, and apparently no soul. They have nothing but mindless rage toward anyone who objects or disagrees with their perverted world view. Incapable of accepting facts, common sense, or thousands of years of precident-setting history, their sole purpose in life is the preservation of their false ideology. They are pathetic and dangerous people, and the general public had better wake up to that danger before its too late.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 5:29:36 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: livius
A couple of years after the election of The One, the SPLC was contracted by the government to identify and track “hate groups.”

I tried to find that; all I get is redirects to Lew Rockwell.

If you have that link, I'd be ever so grateful if you'd share it?

15 posted on 08/20/2012 5:32:46 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Kaslin

The SPLC is proof of just how much money there is still to be made off of white liberal guilt.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 5:41:54 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: Kaslin

The SPLC is proof of just how much money there is still to be made off of white liberal guilt.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: Kaslin; LucyT; little jeremiah; azishot; justiceseeker93
I appeal to your sense of goodwill......................

There's none. Wake up, idiot!

And to homosexual activists and other liberal groups, I say this: Rise above the fray. Let’s come together. Here is something on which even we can agree. Publicly encourage SPLC to lift this veil of fear.

Obviously, the naive author has no idea how to deal with communists. How can anyone think of coming "together" with communists and 0h0m0sexuals?

They are empowered by the chief 0h0m0Communist in the BathHouse, period.

For the umpteen time, Communists will never retreat an inch without being FORCED.

The Communist Chicago thugs are perpetrating violence to win the election by intimidation and/or the inevitable MSM calls for Martial Law to “protect” the citizens; thus an indefinite postponement.

The communist Chicago thugs have been training their paid soldiers; flash mobs; OWS; unions and NBPP who are protected by H0lder's D0J through THE NO ARRESTS OR PROSECUTION POLICY.

I disagree with "getting together" with people who hate regular Americans to the point of physically harming them. I think that We the People will NOT sit around and try the "get together" thingy!

If you ask people who lived under the tyranny of dictatorships what do they think of the situation, the majority will agree with the above.

18 posted on 08/20/2012 5:43:08 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: luvbach1

naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah....

Good ‘ol buddy Floyd was going to stuff them into the mouths of the people he intended to kill.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 5:59:13 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: luvbach1

yes, shoot someone and drop a chicken sandwich from Chick fil A.
Nice huh?


20 posted on 08/20/2012 5:59:22 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: melancholy
I'd like to join Commander Riker in approving of your accurate post:


21 posted on 08/20/2012 6:07:19 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: sauropod
SPLC should be shamed publicly for what they have done.

I'll see your "shamed" and raise you "sued" and "prosecuted for incitement to assault and murder." These guys are Maoist grifters—con-men with an ideological obsession. They accuse other people of having dreams of violence in classic Leftist projection. I'll bet they e-mail each other about it all the time. Discovery would be very revealing.

22 posted on 08/20/2012 6:14:53 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: sauropod

Shamed publicly? How about indicted criminally?


23 posted on 08/20/2012 6:53:14 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: melancholy

“You can still trust the communists to be communists” by Swartz & Noebel

is a must read.

One thing to keep in mind, even when communists appear to be defeated, they just fade back for a while and set up their next assault. They really never give up. They are indeed driven by demonic forces.


24 posted on 08/20/2012 7:03:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: luvbach1

I think he went to Chic Fil A to kill a bunch of people. He may have intended to kill one person for every sandwich he bought. Then he CHICKENED out.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross (n)
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To: sauropod

You are making the rather silly assumption that the SPLC HAS any shame or conscience.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 7:28:26 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: melancholy

They should be driven from the shores of this nation - banished to the “paradise” nations of China and North Korea and see how long they would last.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 7:30:43 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: Old Sarge

I’ll have to look for something. I first read about this at the time of the Sikh temple shooting, when it emerged that the skinhead band the shooter belonged to had been identified as a “hate group” by the SPLC, which was consulted for a statement on it because they are apparently responsible for identifying and labeling these groups. At that time, I read that about two years ago, they had actually been contracted for this purpose by the government (by Holder’s Justice Department, naturally).

So I’ll have to dig around and see if I can find confirmation of that anywhere.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: MrB; Old Sarge; Mr. C
even when communists appear to be defeated, they just fade back for a while and set up their next assault. They really never give up.

Thanks for your posts.

You're right. I consider the word "defeat" elastic. If they dare, we should return the favor 10 fold! They should be outlawed, tried for treason and punished by exile or life in prison

Public enemy #1, the MSM, and their communist soldiers should PHYSICALLY suffer 10 fold as we would. They should know that there would be a heavy price to pay for calling patriots "domestic terrorists" and putting an illegal POTUS in the BathHouse BY OMISSION of the truth!

29 posted on 08/20/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: melancholy

>>>An old woman was walking down the road when she saw a gang of thugs beating a poisonous snake. She rescued the snake and carried it back to her home, where she nursed it back to health. They became friends and lived together for many months. One day they were going into town, and the old woman picked him up and the snake bit her. Repeatedly. “O God,” she screamed, “I am dying! Why? I was your friend. I saved your life! I trusted you! Why did you bite me?”<<<

The SPLC are a bunch of snakes. Why should we think they’re going to change their ways? They’re here to shove h0m0’s in our face every day. A big YES to your, “Communists will never retreat an inch without being FORCED.”

The snake looked up at her and said, “Lady, you knew I was a snake when you first picked me up.”

The


30 posted on 08/20/2012 8:50:10 AM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: azishot; melancholy

Have no idea why the rest of my response din’t show up.

What I wanted included was the SPLC are a bunch of snakes. Why should we expect anything else from them?

A big YES to your, “Communists will never retreat an inch without being FORCED.”


31 posted on 08/20/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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Good grief...din’t s/b didn’t.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 8:56:25 AM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: melancholy
For the umpteen time, Communists will never retreat an inch without being FORCED.

What a lot of conservatives do not realize (to their and our great detriment) is that some people have chosen evil and HAVE NO SENSE OF GOOD WILL! NONE! The utopian/atheist view is that all people are born GOOD and it's only the Evil System that made them Bad. And that if Bad people are treated nicely (with compromise and weakness...) they will naturally come around.

Unfortunatey, (Or not) this is just not true.

Mercy to the cruel is cruelty to the innocent. Or as is said in Bengali, feed a cobra with milk [which apparently they like] and one day the cobra will bite the one who pours his dish of milk, after he's built up his store of poison.

33 posted on 08/20/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Very true, wise one!


34 posted on 08/20/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: azishot; little jeremiah

***A big YES to your, “Communists will never retreat an inch without being FORCED.”

The self-proclaimed “intellectual, well-educated and high-IQ’d” communists know history too well to not acknowledge or even mention the above statement. This not because it’s embarrassing; it’s because they REALLY believe their self-proclaimed delusion and that led them to believe that all other people are dumb and won’t defend themselves and their Republic if violence is thrust against them.

Yeah, We the People are too dumb and too PEACEFUL to defend the Republic, and ourselves they congratulate themselves on reaching THIS FAR in Communism without negligible opposition from the eunuch Republicans.

Little that they know, we are waiting for the elections to throw them out by a landslide, PEACEFULLY. The communist thugs and their MSM enablers don’t realize that it’s their last chance to walk into the sunset UNHARMED.

The communists and public enemy #1, the MSM, payment will be commensurate with and exponentially proportional to the level of violence they perpetuate against We the People!


35 posted on 08/20/2012 10:07:04 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: luvbach1

I believe he intended them to be “death cards” of a sort ie pose the dead & leave a Chick-fil-a sandwich on each of the dead as a sort of calling card.


36 posted on 08/20/2012 10:32:42 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: melancholy

Correction:

without-———>with


37 posted on 08/20/2012 10:59:16 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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