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February 6, 2013

10-year-old anti-terrorism legislation used for the first time in Washington D.C.

  • 2002 Washington D.C. passes the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002 which establishes a number of terror-related crimes in the U.S. capital. 
  • 2012 Virginia resident Floyd Lee Corkins infamously enters the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington D.C. with several firearms, but is wrestled to the ground by building manager Leo Johnson before he could take a single life. He later claimed that his goal was to intimidate gay rights opponents, and he planned to smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the faces of potential victims.
  • 2013 The law is used for the first time as Corkins pleads guilty to committing an act of terrorism while armed, interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, and assault with intent to kill while armed. source
17:39 // 1 year ago
September 14, 2012
As much as I have enjoyed my prestige among religious conservatives, I fear it will be short-lived. This is because I plan to use my newfound bona fides to criticize Perkins and the Family Research Council.
Liberal-leaning Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank • Responding to surprisingly positive comments made about him by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. While noting that he stands behind a prior column where he criticized liberal organizations that called the FRC a “hate group,” he points out that Perkins missed part of his argument. “I also argued that Perkins should cease the false propaganda his group has put out about gay people,” he says. “Perkins hasn’t followed that advice.”
11:00 // 2 years ago
August 20, 2012
I think the reason [for the lack of coverage] is, it doesn’t fit the storyline. You know, it’s supposed to be conservatives who are angry, who are filled with hate. And that’s not the case.
Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council • Explaining why he believes the media did not give adequate coverage to a shooting at the FRC building in Washington D.C. last week. He also commended the guard wounded in the attack, who he claims at least briefly considering firing upon the suspect, for subduing the alleged gunman without using his own weapon. “The thought came to him,” Perkins told the hosts of “Fox and Friends”,  adding, “But he said, ‘No, the Lord told me, don’t do that.’ And he didn’t.” source (viafollow)
15:21 // 2 years ago
August 15, 2012
16:14 // 2 years ago
January 24, 2011

CPAC’s GOProud invite fractures social conservatives

  • cause The ultra-conservative CPAC conference has invited GOProud,  an organization for LGBT conservatives, to attend.
  • effect Following the lead of some socially conservative groups, Sen. Jim DeMint and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan will not attend.  source

» Last year at CPAC: Virulently anti-gay activist Ryan Sorba condemned the 2010 event over the acceptance of GOProud into the fold, and was booed off the stage. This will, it seems, be an ongoing issue for the conference.

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16:40 // 3 years ago