Man Charged In Shooting At Conservative Group HQ

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
No bond for shooter at the Family Research Council office in DC

Credit: CBS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities say a man who volunteered at a gay community center had a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a box of ammunition when he said "I don't like your politics" and shot a security guard at the headquarters of a Christian lobbying group.

Floyd Lee Corkins was ordered held without bond on charges that he opened fire Wednesday in the lobby of the Family Research Council, which supported the president of Chick-fil-A in his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Family Research President Tony Perkins says, "Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy."

The Southern Poverty Law Center declared FRC a hate group for spreading what it called "false and demonizing propaganda about gays and lesbians" -- a charge Perkins denies.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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