'Christian hating' group to advise feds on violent extremism
The Obama Justice Department has stooped to a new low by teaming up with an organization of dubious credibility – the Southern Poverty Law Center – to combat domestic terrorism, says the leader of a Christian group that has felt the sting of the “civil rights” organization’s political gamesmanship.
As WND reported, the announcement was made Wednesday by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin that the DOJ was creating a new division that would focus on investigating “extremists” of the home-grown variety. Carlin cited a study by a George Soros-funded foundation saying “right wing” extremism was more of a danger to America than Islamic terrorists and he applauded the SPLC’s role in helping the government track these “extremist” groups.
It’s ironic that the SPLC should be selected for this quasi-governmental role of determining who is a violent extremist when the organization itself provided the inspiration for a domestic terrorist attack against his organization, says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
On Aug. 15, 2012, Floyd Corkins burst into the FRC office in Washington, D.C., armed with a pistol and a bag full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches. His mission that day was to kill as many FRC employees as possible and then “smother the faces” of each corpse with a Chick-fil-A sandwich. Corkins, a homosexual with a history of mental-health issues, had read on the SPLC website that Chick-fil-A and Family Research Council were “anti-gay” hate groups.
“Don’t look for justice to roll down like a river (Amos 5:24) at the DOJ here in Washington,” Perkins wrote in an email alert Thursday. “Fueled by a radical agenda that heeds neither the law nor common sense, the Obama DOJ will stop at nothing to marginalize and silence the Americans it disagrees with — a goal it shares with the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center.”
Watch the attempted slaughter by Corkins, captured on video.
Watch Corkins admitting that he was inspired to attack FRC by what he read from SPLC:
While it is true the founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, Truett Cathy, has voiced his belief in traditional marriage and that FRC also promotes the biblical view of marriage between a man and a woman, neither has ever advocated any "anti-gay" policies or violence of any sort against homosexuals, but it doesn't take much to get on the SPLC's list of hate groups, Perkins says. All it takes is to disagree politically with the SPLC's agenda.
Corkins was stopped that day in August 2012 by a brave security guard named Leo Johnson, who took a bullet to the arm while charging the shooter and disarming him. Corkins is now serving time in federal prison. He admitted to the court that he learned of the Family Research Council by reading the SPLC's annual "hate map," which is widely circulated among mainstream media outlets and reported on as fact.
And FRC is not the only mainstream conservative organization or person who has ended up on SPLC's list of so-called haters.
Dr. Ben Carson, a leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination running second only to Donald Trump in the polls, was branded an "extremist" by the group for his views on marriage, Obmacare and Second Amendment rights. After a public outcry, SPLC retracted its "extremist file" on Carson and posted an apology but still maintained that his views "needed to be examined."
The SPLC also opened a "Hate Watch" file on popular conservative columnist Ann Coulter, calling her a "White Nationalist in the Mainstream" in a May 27, 2015 posting.