New York Daily News Op-Ed: "No Question [FRC Shooter's] Act Was Politically Inspired"


James Kirchick, reporter, foreign correspondent and columnist, writes in the New York Daily News:

"...with [FRC shooter] Corkins, there is no question that his act was politically inspired; It doesn’t get more political than “I don’t like your politics.”

... “Today’s attack is the clearest sign we’ve seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as ‘hateful’ must end,” Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, said. He was referring to the tendency of some pro-gay activists to label anyone who disagrees them as purveyors of “hate.”

In recent years, liberal organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center have termed the Family Research Council a “hate group,” a designation long reserved for the likes of the Nation of Islam, the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations.

However passionately one may disagree with the agenda of an organization which, like the Family Research Council, uses pseudoscience to accuse gays of being prone to pedophilia, it is wrong to lump it together with explicitly racist movements espousing violent agendas."