Remember when Tony Perkins from the FRC called out the Southern Poverty Law Center for creating an environment that led to the shooting? Well he couldn’t have been more right:
CNS NEWS – Floyd Lee Corkins II, who pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to the Aug. 15 shooting at the Family Research Council (FRC), identified his target on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which includes a “Hate Map” that labels the FRC as “Anti-Gay.”
As the court filing’s “Statement of Offense” for United States of America v. Floyd Lee Corkins II reads, “He was a political activist and considered the FRC a lobbying group. He committed the shooting for political reasons. He had identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law Center Website.”
Although charged on 10 counts, Corkins pleaded guilty to three: act of terrorism while armed; assault with intent to kill while armed; and interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition.
He admitted to opening fire at the FRC, which is a conservative, pro-family group, and wounding the security guard there. And his actions were designated an act of terrorism, to which he also pleaded guilty.
The SPLC surely didn’t pull the trigger, but the fact that their ‘hate map’ was used to identify FRC as an anti-gay target of hate…well, that speaks tons for itself. I’m sure the left will come down on the SPLC like they did Sarah Palin with her political map that the shooter in Arizona never even saw.
I'm no fan of FRC, but considering the gunman says he used Southern Pov Law Cntr 'hate map' to target FRC, why haven't they taken it down?— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) February 7, 2013