Security guard shot at conservative group's headquarters
Yesterday morning, a security guard was shot at the Family Research Council headquarter building in Washington, DC. The right wing is decrying it as domestic terrorism, possibly in retaliation for FRC President Tony Perkins' recent statement in support of Chick-fil-A. Our Community disagrees.
We're taking a closer look at this interesting story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
Submitted by kennymotown
According to the Wall Street Journal, Tony Perkins told a radio station that "all Chick-Fil-A did was refuse to be bullied by the politically correct crowd." Some believe this may have made them a target:
A security guard at the conservative Family Research Council here was shot Wednesday in an incident being probed as a possible case of domestic terrorism.
Authorities said the suspect entered the building where the group has offices and was stopped by a security guard from going further into the building. At that point, the suspect allegedly fired a gun at the guard, wounding him in the arm. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening, authorities said.
Officials said they were investigating whether the attack was motivated by the council's well-publicized conservative stands on issues such as gay marriage and abortion.
Many members of the Current community disagree.
Some believe the shooting was staged to give right-wingers some sympathy, especially since the most recent mass shootings have been blamed on lax gun laws and the government's refusal to address gun control.
cw9000: "I wouldn't be surprise if tony perkins staged this himself."
jubal: "It could also be a false flag initiated to create the illusion of a terrorist threat against conservative family values. False flags are a great way to create a queer monster threat."
Others believe the shooting was unrelated to the FRC's politics, and the outcry from the right is at attempt to discredit liberals.
attilatheblond: "False flag op to stir up trouble against the left, divert attention from questions like where's the jobs or where's the tax returns?, or some disgruntled spouse just got word of D-I-V-O-R-C-E filing and wigged out?
Sadly, the latter is something we might see more of in coming months as the economy continues to hurt the working people and the GOP continues to make things worse in effort to defeat Obama."
MSII: "with these types of people I'm much more inclined to believe beard wifie found out about closeted husbands play-time with the under-age rent-boys!"
What do you think? Was this an anti-anti-gay hate crime? Or a staged diversion from the dialog about gun control? Or was it unrelated to politics?
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