It saddens me and brings tears to my eyes that a person like Corkins would resort to violence out of political disagreement, especially on the topic of gay marriage. It breaks my heart that Southern Poverty Law Center facilitated his intent to commit such a horrific act of violence by labeling FRC as a “hate group.”
FRC is far from hateful. Its staff members are the most delightful, friendly, sweet, loving, caring, and Christ-like people you will ever meet. As a pro-life intern there this past summer, FRC became a home away from home for me. It is a safe haven in the middle of our nation’s morally corrupt capital. My fellow interns have become some of my best friends. And I was incredibly blessed to have Jeanne Monahan as my mentor, who truly helped me to grow as a pro-life advocate.
It is time to for the Southern Poverty Law Center to stop labeling FRC, and other organizations that just want to make society a better place, as “hate groups.” I only pray that people will learn from this shooting that wrongful labels and violence are not ways to solve political disagreements. Let’s stop the hate to prevent acts of violence like this shooting from occurring again.