When I heard of the shooting last week at the Family Research Council by Floyd Corkins, a pro-homosexuality activist who hated the FRC's views on same-sex “marriage,” my first thought was, “The Right finally has its David Gunn moment.”
David Gunn was the first abortionist to be shot and killed by a pro-life activist, in an attack that destroyed the image of the entire pro-life movement as a peaceful group—despite the fact that many pro-life organizations immediately denounced the shooting and all violence against those who kill babies for a living. The abortion lobby took full advantage of the shooting, fighting for the so-called Freedom of Access to Clinics Act (signed into law by Bill Clinton), which destroyed the free speech rights of pro-life Americans who wanted to engage in peaceful speech at abortion mills and offer less violent alternatives to women seeking a resolution to an unplanned pregnancy. And ever afterward, they have smeared all pro-life Americans as deranged, violent people.
Will conservatives do the same in the wake of the shooting of the FRC security guard? I doubt it. I think they will simply be relieved that the truth is finally coming out—that they have endured many death threats, harassment, and lawsuits by militant homosexuals and the groups that represent them, simply because many Americans don't wish to be forced to support their views, or believe that the goals of homosexual activists, if implemented, would deeply damage America.
I think the public's eyes were partially opened to the vicious way that these groups treat those who simply disagree with them during the Chik-fil-A debacle. Now, in the wake of the FRC shooting, America's eyes are fully opened—or would be, if a panicked national press were not struggling to suppress this story because it doesn't fit the storyline of intolerant Christians persecuting homosexuals.