From Breitbart via the DC Cops:
The gunman who opened fire and shot a security guard at the Family Research Council’s Washington, D.C. office has now been identified as Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at The DC Center for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) Community.
Corkins allegedly made negative comments about the FRC before shooting the guard and could have intended to shoot FRC employees had the security guard not heroically intervened.
UPDATE: Here’s where the reference to the shooter holding the Chick fil A bags comes from:
Two law enforcement officials said Corkins was carrying sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, a fast-food chain whose president’s opposition to same sex marriage recently placed the restaurant at the center of a national cultural debate.
John Hinderaker over at Powerline Blog describes the shooter as a teacher. Hope he doesn’t get his job back.
While at the time he writes his post Hinderaker complains some folks are going overboard deriding the media for the lack of coverage, in the light of a new day I would disagree. There’s been a dearth of coverage about this. It’s shocking actually.
The shooter worked as a volunteer at a local LGBT resource center. While the Southern Poverty Law Center points fingers at Tea Party types who have committed no acts of violence as hate groups, they may want to rethink their definitions of hate after this shooting.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was instrumental in suing the White Aryan Resistance and wiping out their finances when morons in Portland, Oregon murdered an Ethipian man in 1988. They were able to connect WAR as the inspiration for the murder. With this shooting there are even tighter connections between the LGBT community and this one shooting and the assault on Christianity. Don’t look for the crazies at SPLC to pursue this case, however.
There have been crazy church shootings, but this is the first time in memory somebody wanted to shoot up a religiously rooted group for the ‘crime’ of being ‘politically incorrect.’
Time for the gay community to dial back the hate rhetoric against Christians and do a gut check on just who exactly is doing the ‘hating’ around here.