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Shooting At Family Research Council Hate Group Headquarters In Washington, DC

A security guard and a suspect have reportedly been shot in an office building where the nationally recognized hate group the Family Research Council has its headquarters.

FRC hate group President Tony Perkins has released a short statement: “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

Fox News is reporting (so leets be VERY suspect about this report until it is collaborated by a more legit news source) that the shooter denounced the FRC before firing.

The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News. Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism. The FRC is a conservative nonprofit that seeks to advance “faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion,” according to its website. The group weighs in on policy, and has often sent representatives to Congress to weigh in on the social effects of policy matters.

We at Back2Stonewall would like to state that  PHYSICAL VIOLENCE is never the answer no matter how heinous our enemies are and our hopes and prayers go out to the security guard who was wounded in this incident

But honestly facts are that after 30 years of preaching hate and intolerance on many issues not just LGBT ones and being led by a man with ties to the white supremacist movement and getting away with it unchecked it is not a complete surprise that something like this could happen.

Again our prayers to the victim.  But some of the blame for this horrid event must also be laid at the feet of the FRC.

Hate breeds hate.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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