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Shooting at Family Research Council – Gunman Shouted Comments About FRC’s Conservative Politics – Elite Media Mum – UPDATED!!

[Editor’s Note – Let us be clear on this, it seems the shooter wanted to kill people at the FRC because they are Christians.]

As of 12:40 PM Fox News is the only television network reporting the story on the air. Radicalized leftists targeted the Family Research Council because the CEO of Chick-Fil-A gave them a donation [And nothing on the network news other than Fox. UPDATE – Nothing on MSN’s homepage news-feed.]

UPDATE – Shooter carried a Chick-Fil-A bag – LINK. Shooter said to guard, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”

UPDATE II – Shooter is an LGBT activist:

The suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at the Washington, D.C. office of the Family Research Council has been identified as Floyd Corkins, 28, of Herndon, Virginia. David Mariner, executive director of The DC Center for the LGBT Community, said Corkins has worked as a volunteer at the center for about the past 6 months, Newser reported.

Fox News:

A security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., was shot in the arm by a gunman who sources said expressed disagreement with the conservative group’s policy positions.

The guard, who was not identified, was conscious after the shooting and was being treated. The shooting occurred in the Chinatown neighborhood  Wednesday morning. The gunman was apprehended and was being questioned by the FBI, sources said. Sources said he is in his twenties and may have been posing as an intern.

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.

As of now the Washington Post, Huffington Post, ABC local, and Politico are reporting the shooting online, but are omitting that the shooter shouted comments against the Christian lobbying group. Anyone surprised?

UPDATE III – FRC President Tony Perkins: SPLC Is Responsible for Creating Environment That Led to Shooting

Lloyd Marcus: My Black Dad and Chick-Fil-A

This is one of the finest narratives of the power of media bias I have seen.

Lloyd Marcus:

I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84-year-old black dad’s loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor over 50 years. He lives in Maryland, and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. He said no, he had not heard about it. Then, he added, “All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against gays.”

Folks, I was outraged. Struggling to keep my composure, I passionately said, “Dad, that is a lie! You have got to stop getting your news from the mainstream media!”

I went on to explain to my dad what the protest and appreciation day were really about. Dad was shocked. He does not support same-sex marriage, and he was pretty grossed out when I told him that in retaliation homosexuals have planned a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants.

I also took the occasion to inform Dad that black pastors across America have organized to protest Obama’s support of same-sex marriage. Again, Dad knew nothing about the black pastors’ protest.

At my local Chick-fil-A restaurant, Mavis and I were the only blacks there in support of the protest, amongst hundreds of white Christians and Tea Party patriots.

So what is going on?  Why is the truth not getting to a majority of black Americans? I fault a majority of black media outlets and the mainstream media.

For the most part, conservative talk radio is a white thing.  Even black conservative radio talk show hosts have a mostly white following.

How do we get the truth to black America?  Since I am writing about this problem, one might assume I have a solution.  Well, I do not, and it frustrates me.

My conversation with Dad was yesterday.  He called me at 9 AM this morning.  “Why haven’t I heard about what Christians were doing in support of Chick-fil-A?”  I told Dad the reason is because the mainstream media, where he gets his news, is in the pocket of the socialists/progressives who embrace same-sex marriage.  The mainstream media (CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC) gave the phenomenon minimal coverage.

Dad was surprised to learn that all who oppose same-sex marriage are branded bigots and haters by his beloved Democratic Party and the mainstream media.  Dad said he does not hate or judge anyone.  However, the Bible says homosexuality is wrong.  He must stand on the Word of God.

Patriots, my excitement was overwhelming.  For years I have been waiting for the correct moment and approach to “respectfully” tell Dad that his blind loyalty to Obama and the Democrats contradicts everything he has stood for and taught me.  The moment was miraculously here. Dad was on the phone, asking questions and listening.

My mind was racing.  “OK!  OK!  How can I give him a history lesson and Conservatism vs. Liberalism 101 in as few words as possible?”  I thought, “Calm down and take it slow.”  We talked for an hour.

Dad did not know that not only did Obama say that he supports same-sex marriage, but he vowed to be an advocate of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.  Dad told me to send him the link, which is pretty amazing, considering I have not been successful getting Dad to check his e-mail.

Dad was unaware that the Democratic Party is considering making same-sex marriage a part of its platform.

I explained to Dad that the mainstream media spins the truth and, in many cases, lies to support its socialist/progressive, anti-Christian, anti-God agenda.

For example: Dad heard from his media sources that Republicans, Christians, and conservatives are trying to ban contraception for women.  Yes, Dad was familiar with the reported “War on Women.”

I told Dad that no one is trying to stop women from obtaining birth control.  Contraception is cheap — available at Walmart for five bucks or so.  I explained that under ObamaCare, Christian institutions and Christians will be forced to fund contraception and abortion services against their will and their faith.  Again, Dad was shocked.  Dad said he does not want to fund such services.

My 84-year-old dad joined the Democratic Party in his youth, believing it to be for the hardworking little guy.  I informed Dad that that Democratic Party no longer exists.  In short, spoiled-brat old hippies run the Democratic Party today.

A majority of the Democratic Party leadership comprises far-left liberals who hate America and believe that man can fix every problem. God is an imaginary being clung to by ignorant, bitter, and racist middle Americans.  These Democrats believe they are intellectually superior — and thus far better-qualified to manage our lives.  This is why the Democratic Party seeks ever-expanding governmental controls over our behavior.  Outrageously, death panels in ObamaCare even give government power to decide who lives and who dies.

In response to the socialists/progressives’ disbelief in God, Dad, a preacher over 50 years, said, “Your house had a builder.  I did not see him.  Nor do I know him.  But I know he exists.  Man also had a builder.”

Dad ended our conservation with “I’m going to Chick-fil-A today to spend some money”.

Far left and some elite media already attacking Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas

UPDATE – Unhinged Liberal Extremists Send Death Threats to Olympic Shooter – LINK.  And the New York Times totally trashed American track record holder  Lolo Jones because she is a Christian who is saving herself for the right man (and no I am not even linking it. We will not be referring hits to their trashy hit piece).

Gabby Douglas Glory to God
Gabby Douglas

When Gabby Douglas gave “All Glory to God” for her magnificent Olympic victory when the elite media already had the long knives out going after Chick-Fil-A (LINKLINK) for being closed on Sunday and supporting traditional marriage the attacks on her were reflexive. The left had already noticed that Mitt Romney’s legacy in helping the Olympics was reflected in the attitudes of many Olympians. On top of that Olympic mega-stars Michelle Kwan and Christie Yamaguchi had announced that they were working to support conservative causes and are supporting Mitt Romney. It was just too much for the left to take and now they have just snapped. The liberal magazine Salon found Gabby’s Christianity “unnerving“.

Of course, the only ones pushing back to defend Gabby are commentators on Fox News, talk radio and internet bloggers. Fox News commentator and former House GOP leadership aide Cheri Jacobus (Hat Tip RSC):

“Has the Left gone too far in fostering a culture of resentment against Americans who are very, very successful? Superstar U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas may have seemingly become a star overnight, but she worked at it her entire life. She is being criticized for signing a lucrative deal to appear on a Wheaties box, for espousing her religious views, and even for her hair. And she’s only a teenager.

“Gabby deserves the accolades, the contracts, the fame and the glory for her hard work, success and making her country proud. The rest just sounds like jealousy and resentment. “I suppose the liberals will now claim Gabby didn’t do this on her own because the rest of us paid to build the roads she used to get to gymnastics practice.”
Gabby Douglas Corn Flakes
Gabby Douglas

NBC News (sister network of MSNBC) went so far as to play a clip of a monkey doing gymnastics immediately after playing a clip of Gabby Douglas. What if Fox News had done this? What would the left be saying? The racism charges would be flying. Where is the NAACP and the leftist groups that claim to speak for all black people? This will make your stomach turn. NBC was forced to apologize after a hailstorm of criticism from those who actually have a sense of decency.

Facebook Page Raises Funds for Rachel, the Girl in the Adam Smith Chick-Fil-A Video

[In the interests of full disclosure I know the people running the Facebook page and web site to raise money for this outstanding young lady. They are dignified career professionals and pillars of their community. This is totally legit. You can be certain that Rachel will get the money raised. And I must confess, I donated. How can you not? She is just so perfectly adorable. – PoliticalArena Editor]

CFA Rachel
Rachel – The face of Chick-Fil-A’s legendary customer service.

The Facebook page is called A Tip for Rachel and the title reads:

Have you seen the video? No matter what side of the debate you are on, nobody should harass someone trying to make a living. Give Rachel the tip she deserved for dealing with Mr. Smith! [Note – Indiegogo is having technical issues, but on the A Tip for Rachel page is another link that Rachel controls directly]

The site has been up for less than a day and donations are already coming in.

One can be sure that Rachel was not the only nice young lady abused in recent days. The hate from those who claim the monopoly on tolerance has been eye opening.

Via the Los Angeles Examiner Joe Newby:

On Friday, employees of a Chick-fil-A in Torrance, California, were greeted with the words “tastes like hate” scrawled in large black letters on the side of the building, the Los Angeles Times reported.

CFA hate Torrance California

A Chick-fil-A store in West Virginia was closed for several hours after receiving a bomb threat on Wednesday, and liberals expressed hope that conservatives would die eating the food.

One Chick-fil-A employee was berated by Adam Smith, who recorded the incident. Smith was later fired from Vante, a Tucson-based medical equipment company.

An article at Twitchy noted that liberal “tolerance bullies” celebrated the vandalism.

“Chick-fil-A vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti. That’s very good. I would have set fire to it,” one person tweeted.

On top of that the elite media gave very little coverage of millions of people flocking to Chick-Fil-A creating huge lines and traffic jams, but they gave plenty of airtime to the feeble counter protests and even harassed CFA employees. What coverage there was was so biased it was laughable. Even so, Chick-Fil-A brought free water to the few protestors that showed up at stores.

One thing is certain, when the radicalized progressive secular left seeks to boycott you and trash you with their friends in the elite media, if you stand up to them with dignity it results in record breaking sales.

CFA handled this PR crisis perfectly. They were gracious under fire, corrected the record when asked civilly, but most importantly they did not give in to a radicalized anti-capitalist pressure group. The value in letting them talk to the hand cannot be understated. Why? Because when a radical pressure group targets you, if you give in they will use that victory to promote themselves to others and to the media at YOUR expense. Any apology to such a group will be twisted into an admission of bigotry (the left calls anyone who stands up for freedom a bigot). Also –  AND THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT – if you give in to a pressure group they will keep coming at you again for more and more. They are like the dog coming back after you give them treats, no pennance will ever be enough.  Your caving in will also be a signal to other pressure groups that you are ripe for the picking. The extortion will never end.

On the other hand, if you hold your ground, eventually, and it won’t take long, the elite media and the pressure groups will go away. Why? Because when you refuse to capitulate they realize that they are being ineffective and are being made to look ineffective to others – if that continues their effectiveness as a pressure group will evaporate.

UPDATE – Adam Smith apologizes, but still admits his anti-Christian bigotry by calling Christian groups “anti-human rights” and other such nonsense. Smith says that human rights are threatened by Chick-Fil-A. It is amazing that after all that Smith has been through he has no idea of the tremendous about of charity work Chick-Fil-A corporation does, as a result I have doubts about his sincerity as it seems he really has not learned much.  – LINK.

There is also another lesson to be learned from this. No matter how someone enters the public arena wackos and “internet trolls” (bitter people people who get off by finding any excuse to cause misery on the net) will pile on and do what disturbed people do. Everyone who is in the public arena even just a little gets impacted by this including yours truly.

Editorial: I Was at Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day!

Let me be CLEAR! This issue is not about gays, it is about freedom. The “gay” issue is just the crutch being used today to disguise an attack on capitalism and freedom. Next time it will be some other crutch, but the attack will be the same. The gay people on my friends list support capitalism and freedom as well as anyone can and in that cause they have my support!

No matter the charge when the left cries wolf:

GAYS! (insert leftist cause here – this time it is let politicians punish freedom of religion)…

RIGHTS FOR WOMEN! (government forces the church and all private enterprises to pay for your birth control)…

RACE! (let government regulate all sorts of things that violate property rights)…

DISABLED VETS! (let government micromanage all sorts of aspects to private business including how high your mirrors are and how the steps to your door are built) …

ENVIRONMENT! (allow government to regulate all forms of production and virtually take over the energy industry picking winners and losers)…

DRUG GANGS! (Efforts to take away guns specifically from the law abiding – LINK)….

GLOBAL COOLING! (Solution is centralized control of the economy, the expansion of the state and abandoning of limited government and capitalism)…

GLOBAL WARMING! (Solution is centralized control of the economy, the expansion of the state and abandoning of limited government and capitalism)…

The waving left hand is the wedge issue, the right hand is doing what they want to accomplish. This is the modus operandi of the far left. The headline from the Huffington Post below is merely an example of this truth”

An association of black church leaders has come out against the attempt to redefine marriage and has spoken out against the Democrat Party leadership. You will notice that the so called “gay groups” have nothing to say about it. Why? Because the leadership of groups such as GLAAD could give a rip about gays and are functioning as a leftist radical group of pure ideology, much like the NAACP whose leadership constantly acts against the interests of inner city black families to support teachers unions and a far left political agenda. If this is about principle why aren’t these same “gay advocacy groups” doing “kiss off” protests at black inner city churches? [Answer – because it could chase away votes from Democrats].

Please enjoy this slideshow from Chick-Fil-A at South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana

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Radicalized homosexual groups problem is not that they are homosexual, that is just the wedge issue they are using as a distraction, the problem with them is that they are radicalized leftist groups that use the claim that they speak for homosexuals as just another vehicle to attack capitalism and their pro-capitalist political enemies which is their true objective.

The case of MN Forward is another example of this truth – “radicalized homosexual activists” called MN Forward a hate group using all the same rhetoric. MN Forward is a group that supports business in Minnesota, their “crime” is that they gave a small donation to a Republican candidate who supports small business and happens to support traditional marriage. MN Forward is a small group that few had heard of that has no stake in the culture war, but they are effective at lobbying state government in Minnesota in preserving an free economic environment that is favorable for creating wealth and jobs. The average voter didn’t know that MN Forward even existed.

When people act on principle they have no need to lie and in fact have a vested interest in telling the truth to support their cause. GLAAD had this to say about actor Kirk Cameron:

“Saying that gay people are ‘detrimental to civilization’ might be ‘loving’ in Kirk Cameron’s mind, but it’s gay youth and victims of bullying who truly suffer from adults like Cameron who espouse these ideas. Cameron used his platform to attack gay Americans and is now attempting to play victim in an effort to sell his upcoming movie. That Cameron would risk the health and safety of young people in order to do so speaks for itself.

There is one problem, Cameron did not say that. Actually there are two problems, GLAAD changed what Cameron said, and then used the false accusation to paint him as an accessory to violence. GLAAD is making a bogus case that Cameron engaged in some kind of crime, or at least what should be considered a crime. By tying Cameron to violence falsely they are inciting others to do violence to him.

Here is the video of what Kirk Cameron really said –

Radicalized leftist groups such as GLAAD falsely accuse the political enemies of the left of being tied to violence, and are, in turn trying to incite others to do violence against them, in this case Christians. It is the worst form of bigotry imaginable. The leadership of GLAAD does this because Christians are more likely to vote for free market Republican candidates and as we pointed out above, you won’t see GLAAD attacking associations of black churches who oppose gay marriage. Why? Because they tend to vote for Democrats who oppose free markets and favor government control of the economy.  Such leftist groups are not even the slightest bit interested in protecting the freedom of religion, conscience, speech and association of those with whom they disagree.

Editor’s Comments on Chick-fil-a

Sticking up for Chick-fil-a’s freedom of speech, freedom of expressive association and freedom of religion is just that. It is not a “hate gays” play. Let us keep this in perspective. The Muslim Brotherhood and other associated Jihadists want gays dead, along with Jews and blacks (think I am wrong, just ask the Sudanese and other North Africans). To sum up – Islamists want gays dead, Republicans want to kill Jihadists. Gays make GREAT Republicans.

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