FBI Video: Website Led Attacker to Family Research Council

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 09:43 PM

By Greg Richter

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Floyd Lee Corkins II told investigators he chose the Family Research Council to attack last August because the Southern Poverty Law Center listed it as an anti-gay hate group on its website.

The FRC, a Washington group that promotes family issues and is opposed to abortion and gay marriage, is listed on a “Hate Map” by the SPLC. Corkins told investigators he used the Southern Poverty Law Center’s information when picking an anti-gay marriage group to target.

“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups,” Corkins says in an FBI video released by the FRC and posted online by The Washington Examiner. “I found them online, did a little research, went to the website, stuff like that.”

Corkins was angered after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy stated his belief in traditional marriage in a magazine interview. Corkins said he loaded his gun, bought 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches and headed to Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, where he planned to kill staff members and rub the sandwiches in their dying faces as a symbolic act.

The security guard and another man wrestled Corkins to the ground, and he shot the guard once in the arm.

Corkins in February pleaded guilty to committing an act of terrorism while armed, interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, and assault with intent to kill while armed, CNN reports.

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