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Family Research Council Shooting

Ryan J. Reilly

Family Research Council Shooter Seeks Sentence Of 11.5 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Lee Corkins, who has already pleaded guilty to shooting a security guard at the D.C. headquarters of the conservative Family Resea...

Government Seeks Long Sentence For Family Research Council Shooter

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors say a Virginia man who planned a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group...

Shooter Wanted To 'Smother Chick-fil-A Sandwiches In Their Faces'

Posted 02.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Lee Corkins has pled guilty to charges stemming from the August 15 shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council's ...

Wounded FRC Guard's Health Improves

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A man accused of shooting a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a conservative lobbying group has pleaded not guilty t...

Is This Really Just 'Mainstream Christian Advocacy'?

Zinnia Jones | Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

In asking us not to call this hateful, Dana Milbank is asking us to accept people wanting us demonized, detained, deported, and dead as a normal part of American political and religious life. We're the ones being told that we must tolerate this as a simple difference of opinion.

When Does The Free Exercise Of Religion Become Hate?

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

The problem with the FRC is that its positions aren't simply informed by Biblical principles. If the group's public policy work were limited to Biblically driven public policy advocacy and self-liberty interests, there would be little controversy about their place in our plural society's marketplace of ideas.

Suspect Indicted In Family Research Council Shooting

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man opposed to the politics of a conservative lobbying group was indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from the shooting of ...

In Defense Of The Southern Poverty Law Center

Aaron Taylor | Posted 10.21.2012 | Religion
Aaron Taylor

To my friends in the evangelical community, what happened at the headquarters of the Family Research Council was a despicable act of violence, but please don't use what happened as a pretext to exact vengeance against groups like the SPLC.

Is It Christian To Be Anti-Gay?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.

An Open Letter To Tony Perkins Of The Family Research Council: Let's Talk About Hate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my post last week, I stated that no one should be exploiting the tragic FRC shooting for political gain. That's why I and many others are greatly disappointed by the press conference you held last week, and I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to have a public discussion with me about hate.

Family Research Council Suspect May Have Had 2nd Target

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The head of a second Christian conservative organization said Friday she was told by authorities that a note containing her group's cont...

Tony Perkins: 'Reckless Rhetoric' Gave Suspect 'License To Shoot'

AP | ERIC TUCKER and BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — As authorities revealed details about the Family Research Council shooting, the head of the influential conservative organization b...

When Hate and Extremism Veer Left It Should Be Condemned, Too

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The first step to undertake in an event such as this is to determine in an unbiased manner whether the incident falls under the objective definitions promulgated with regard to hate crime and terrorism, irrespective of how the crimes are eventually charged.

A Shooting At The Family Research Council

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There are unconfirmed reports that the alleged shooter was angry with the Family Research Council's position on same-sex marriage, and that he made comments against the group's position as he attempted to enter. If true, this would be an anomaly.

Obama Reacts To Shooting At Conservative Group's Headquarters

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

President Obama condemned the shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters on Wednesday, according to press secretary Ja...

PHOTOS: Shooting At Family Research Council Office (UPDATED)

Posted 08.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Federal law enforcement officials and D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a Wednesday morning shooting at the office...

Shooting At Family Research Council

AP | Posted 08.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A security guard for a conservative Christian lobbying group has been shot in the arm. Police say the shooting happened Wednesday morni...