Evidently there are some cold blooded, insane shooters who are worse than others. From the way the right reacted to the shooting at the Family Research Council, gays who shoot guards at a conservative group’s office are far worse than an insane Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann supporter who killed a cop. There is now a double standard. It must be just honky-dorey to for a wacko tea party supporter to kill a cop, but the end of the world as we know it if a gay guy shoots a security guard for a conservative organization.
Constable Brian Bachmann was murdered by Glenn Beck, Tea Party Patriot, and Michele Bachmann supporting Thomas Caffall. Have you heard anything about him on FOX, or the usual conservative sources? He was a cop, killed by a far right Glenn Beck viewer. Guess that’s why you aren’t hearing about him. His family says he was mentally ill.
Thomas Caffall killed a cop on Monday. He was a supporter of Michele Bachmann. I guess, because Michele Bachmann hates gays, it’s okay for Caffall to kill a cop, but not okay for a gay guy to shoot someone at the Family Research Council.
Have you heard the hand wringers on the far right even mention the Thomas Caffall? On August 13, Cardiff killed two people and severely wounded another. One of the people killed was a cop. Caffall is a cop killer. He is also a big fan of Glenn Beck.
The Pink Flamingo’s last conservative leaning straw has been broken over the camel’s back. This one is it. Because another deranged individual, 28 year old Floyd Corkins II, dared fire a gun and wound a security guard at the office of the Family Research Council, the sky is falling. The world is coming to an end. The SPLC has encouraged this horrible behavior. Yes, it was a very bad thing, horrible. It should not have happened.
When does this lying sh*t stop?
“…The Family Research Council and a contingent of conservative lawmakers, including then-Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and then-Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), asked the Southern Poverty Law Center for a debate on the hate group designation, which it declined to hold.
The SPLC said it looked at specific comments that members of the FRC have made about gay people when it labeled it a “hate group.”
One such comment was taken from the FRC’s website, in an extensive paper the group wrote attempting to link a homosexual lifestyle with pedophilia — a connection that the group’s leaders have repeatedly made.
“Despite efforts by homosexual activists to distance the gay lifestyle from pedophilia, there remains a disturbing connection between the two,” the FRC wrote.
“The evidence indicates that homosexual men molest boys at rates grossly disproportionate to the rates at which heterosexual men molest girls.”
In separate comments, a senior research fellow for FRC, Peter Sprigg, said he was in favor of exporting gay people from the U.S., when asked about gay rights and the immigration process.
Sprigg also said that the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law would result in an uptick of sexual assaults on straight people by gays serving openly in the military.
The SPLC issued remarks in response to the shooting, but declined to respond to NOM’s accusations.
“There are unconfirmed reports that the shooting was ideologically motivated,” said Richard Cohen, the president of the SPLC, in a statement. “We condemn all acts of violence and are following the story closely.”…”
The far right is now going after the SPLC, for inspiring this hate based attack. BUT, they are not going after Michele Bachmann or Glenn Beck for inspiring a cop killer.
“…Conservatives on Wednesday blasted the Southern Poverty Law Center after a gunman shot a security guard in the front lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
The Southern Poverty Law Center had labeled the organization a hate group in 2010 “because of its dissemination of false and demonizing propaganda about gays and lesbians.” The Southern Poverty Law Center is frequently attacked by some conservatives, who claim it is politically-biased in favor of liberals.
“Today’s attack is the clearest sign we’ve seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as ‘hateful’ must end,” said Brian Brown, President of NOM. “For too long national gay rights groups have intentionally marginalized and ostracized pro-marriage groups and individuals by labeling them as ‘hateful’ and ‘bigoted’ — such harmful and dangerous labels deserve no place in our civil society and NOM renews its call today for gay rights groups and the Southern Poverty Law Center to withdraw such incendiary rhetoric from a debate that involves millions of good Americans,” he added.
Similarly, the Christian Broadcasting Network wondered “Did ‘hate group’ label stir FRC shooting?” Numerous conservatives asked the same question on blogs and social networking sites…”
“…While there is a lack of solid information on the attack, it will be interesting to see how the right-wing media responds. The left-wing media will, of course, denounce Corkins’ actions. Despite the Family Research Council being labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, no one advocates violence and violent rhetoric is seriously frowned upon by liberal commentators and politicians. On the other hand, one finds the right drenched in violent rhetoric and right-wing extremists regularly target “dangerous liberal groups” like the Tide Foundation, Planned Parenthood clinics and, of course, Mosques (or ). The usual refrain after these attacks is that it was an ISOLATED INCIDENT or the actions of a crazy person; any suggestion that it was politically motivated is “politicizing a tragedy” and liberals need to be ashamed of themselves….”
If you want to know how ignorant, corrupt, ill-informed, and biased the right is, just look at Eric Erickson twitchy post:
Hear anything about this from Erickson?
“...Officer Justin Oehlke with CSPD was shot in the calf. He underwent surgery as a result. CSPD’s Brad Smith and Phil Dorsett also suffered injuries from shrapnel, but have been treated.
Approximately 12:40 p.m. as a News 3 crew arrived near the scene, a flurry of shots rang out in the area. Less than five minutes later, word was released that Caffall had been stopped by police. He would later die of gunshot injuries.
A pair of people, for now believed to be innocent bystanders, were also shot. College Station resident Christopher Northcliffe, 51, was shot and later died. Houston resident Barbara Holdsworth, 51, was also hit. She underwent surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan and is in critical but stable condition….”