Shooting at office of pro-family group in Washington
Catholic World News - August 16, 2012
A gay activist staged a solo armed assault on the offices of a leading pro-family group in Washington, DC, on August 15, wounding a security guard before he was disarmed.
A man identified as Floyd Lee Corkins II, who had volunteered at a local center administered by homosexual activists, entered the offices of the Family Research Council (FRC) and opened fire on the security guard. The guard, Leo Johnson, was able to subdue his attacker despite a gunshot wound, and DC police soon arrested Corkins. “The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” said the police chief, Cathy Lanier.
Before he began shooting, Corkins reportedly complained about the FRC stance in opposition to same-sex marriage, and about the similar stand take by the head of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain. He was carrying a Chick-fil-A bag when he entered the FRC building.
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