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By Mr. Curmudgeon:
At approximately 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man carrying a Chick-fil-A bag entered the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a family-oriented Christian think-tank in Washington, D.C.
According to news reports, having failed to pass himself off as an intern to the lobby security guard, the man allegedly pulled a handgun, shooting the guard in the arm. The guard returned fire, wounding the suspect, while lobby bystanders wrestled the deranged man to the floor.
“Don’t shoot me, it was not about you,” the shooter told the wounded guard, “It was what this place stands for,” Fox News reported.
The FBI is treating the incident as an act of domestic terrorism.
When controversy erupted after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy expressed support for the centuries-old definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, FRC President Tony Perkins said, “This simple affirmation of biblical truth has sent homosexual activists into a frenzy. Chick-fil-A may be a private company, but that doesn’t mean its executives have to surrender their beliefs. Under the First Amendment, they are just as entitled as any American to speak publicly about their views.”
This sparked a heated response from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks at Back2Stonewall.com, “Family Research Council hate-group president, white supremacist and MSNBC and CNN political pundit Tony Perkins, crawled out from under his extremist ‘Christian,’ right-wing rock to … praise Chick-fil-A for being publicly anti-gay and not staying socially neutral.”
Ah, yes … “socially neutral.” In the parlance of political correctness, that stands for “shut up and do what you are told.” The shooting at FRC was designed to socially neutralize the Christian public policy organization’s voice in national debates.
Of the FRC shooting, Back2Stonewall announced that it condemned the violence but noted, “… 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 … some of the blame for this horrid event must also be laid at the feet of FRC … hate breeds hate.”
The fringe of the deranged, authoritarian Progressive left issued a clear statement in the nation’s capital: There will be deadly consequences for Christians participating in the public square.