Washington shooting suspect Floyd Lee Corkins II may be crazy but he was certainly motivated to commit violence. His attack against the Family Research Center on Wednesday is being investigated by the FBI as a potential act of domestic terrorism. Corkins was a volunteer at a local GLBT center and a supporter of gay rights and same sex marriage. According to police, Corkins entered the lobby of the offices of the FRC carrying a bag of 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches when he told office manager Leo Johnson ″I don′t like your politics″ and opened fire with a Sig Sauer 9 millimeter pistol. Despite being shot in an arm, Johnson managed to restrain Corkins and disarm him. While the GLBT community is publicly condemning the attack, is this just another example of the growing War on Christians begun by Barack Obama?
Okay, perhaps I am stretching things a bit. Allow me to rephrase and say War on Traditional Values, instead. Much of this became prominent in our national discourse when the Obama administration started the whole free contraceptive thing. Oddly enough, just a week before the shooting in Washington, Obama dragged the poster-girl, Sandra Fluke, out on the campaign trail. Obama′s more recent embrace of same-sex marriage caused further waves, even from many black church leaders.
That the shooting has come so shortly after the nationwide Chick-Fil-A protest is no coincidence, nor was the fact that Corkin was carrying food from them. Tony Perkins, president of the FRC, has stated in several interviews that Chick-Fil-A once donated $1,000 to them a few years ago. Perkins is more inclined to blame the Southern Poverty Law Center, a Left-leaning social justice group, for motivating Corkins. The SPLC has listed the FRC as a ′hate group′ for their opposition to gay marriage, abortion, and other causes.
The FBI and Justice Department has yet to determine whether the Washington shooting at the Family Research Center on Wednesday should be classified as domestic terrorism, a hate crime, or just a regular act of violence. Floyd Lee Corkin II, an advocate for homosexual causes, targeted the FRC for their opposition to gay marriage. Fortunately for all, office manager Leo Johnson heroically stopped him from causing a mass shooting. Corkin was found to have 50 rounds of ammunition for his pistol.