By Joe Wilson
WASHINGTON – In 2012, Floyd Lee Corkins II walked into the Family Research Council’s offices in Washington, D.C., with a gun and the intent to kill as many people as possible.
He later told the FBI he targeted the Family Research Council because the Southern Poverty Law Center had included FRC on its list of “hate groups.”
After the deadly clash in Charlottesville on Saturday, CNN published a feature about hate groups operating across the country accompanied by a map produced by SPLC. It was the same list Corkins used.
SPLC’s list includes organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, black-power groups and neo-Nazis, but many are mainstream groups designated only because they support age-old views of marriage and family held by Democrats and Republicans alike.
Here are some of organizations SPLC regards as “hate groups,” which in the current climate could be targets of the kind of attack suffered by FRC.
“Family Research Council’s mission is to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.”
Since 1983, FRC has advocated pro-life policies and traditional, Christian views on marriage and the family, as well as religious liberty. SPLC mentions FRC’s opposition opposition to same-sex marriage, which captured the attention of Corkins, who intended to shoot and kill employees and smear Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in the faces of their dead bodies. Corkins was stopped by security guard Leo Johnson, who was wounded in the attack.
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