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August 16th, 2012
08:09 AM ET

Virginia man charged in shooting at Family Research Council

From Carol Cratty, CNN

Washington (CNN) – A 28-year-old Virginia man was held late Wednesday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after a security guard was wounded in the lobby of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy organization, authorities said.

Police and federal agents were investigating what prompted the suspect, identified by the FBI as Floyd Lee Corkins II, to walk into the group's headquarters about 10:45 a.m. and open fire.

Corkins, is from Herndon, a suburb of Washington, the FBI said in a statement about the charge.

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Filed under: Christianity • Violence

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  1. Anon

    Hey christards how you like them apples!

    August 18, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • pervert alert

      Qu eer with a gun whats new about that, qu eers been killing innocent people with AIDS for years. Qu eers the folks who gave the world AIDS

      August 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  2. man skyline

    You've made several respectable details generally there. We appeared on the internet for the problem and located the general public go in addition to along with your website. man skyline

    August 18, 2012 at 1:43 am |
  3. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    August 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example; Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine–year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      August 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • kindless

      oh my goodness this child is ill! some must have put some battery acid in her soda pop or something for her to keep writing all this nonsense. my oh my. well of course she dead wrong. atheism is really fine and dandy for everyone – it will make a person responsible for themselves instead of spending all their time thinking about make-believe stuff and hiding their misdeeds in those kooky religions. and prayer is well, you know, if you need rest, get some sleep or meditate or something. and if you need to collect your thoughts, then get a good cup of tea and collect you damn thoughts. my goodness.

      August 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
    • Prayer changes things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. Proof provided by idiot responses above. Thank God those are in the"atheist" camp, they add extra value to Truth.

      August 17, 2012 at 5:57 am |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things"

      That's why you're a proven liar. Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine -year- old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      August 19, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  4. Keith

    You militant ho.mo's really want a war? If you insist. Looks like you'll get some help from "Butch Napalitano" from the Department of Hom.oland Security with that addtional 750 million rounds of ammo she's buying.

    August 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
    • midwest rail

      One delusional idiot does not a war make. Nice try, though.

      August 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • therealpeace2all

      @Keith

      Hey -Keith...

      " You militant ho.mo's really want a war? If you insist. "

      Is this my 'bow-huntin' christian friend, -Keith, who I've been talking with off and on for the last few years here ?

      If so, what are you talking about ... 'ho mos' want a *war* ? If you insist ?

      Perplexed here.

      Peace...

      August 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Just Keith rearing his hateful christard head again!

      August 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • Madame Janet's LesFemDom Experience

      "Department of Hom.oland Security"

      Watch it. I copyrighted that last year.

      August 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
    • sam stone

      Really clever, Keith.

      August 17, 2012 at 6:17 am |
    • Keith

      after guard took away his gun, the suspect said, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”

      Chick Fil A stands for Biblical values. It openly opposes g^y marriage. The shooter attacked a place that also opposes the murder of defenseless unborn human beings. Bashar Assad ranks higher on humanity scale-at least the people he murders can fight back. These city mayors that will reject Chick Fil a values are really saying that their cities reject Biblical values and those who hold them-sounds like a war to me(a spiritual one, for sure). Apparently some are getting emboldened enough to take it to the next level. This will get worse, not better. Know this, there are people like me who will oppose the perverts and murderers-you label it as hate-so be it.

      August 17, 2012 at 8:44 am |
    • midwest rail

      For paranoid, delusional idiocy – see Keith's post above.

      August 17, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • sam stone

      Keith: Those places stand for denying others their civil rights. That is bigotry. Wrap it up an as many scriptures as you want, it is still bigotry

      August 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      KEEF! Long time no smell, bub! Still believe Obama is a Muslim, you delusional nut-job?

      August 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  5. California

    The liberal hatred rearing it's ugly head.

    Intolerance is what these people are all about.

    PROSECUTE FOR AN OBVIOUS HATE CRIME.

    August 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Texas

      Like all such crimes it shows that we need stricter gun control laws. Charge him with whatever you want.

      August 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • Illinois

      Yeah – Stricter gun laws!! Damn right!! It's sure helped us... well, it's helped our politicians. The rest of us are still getting shot, left and right. Most left. Left arms, left legs, left everything. Left, left, left.

      August 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • Washington, DC

      BFD. We can't even keep shotguns in our homes. But no matter, we just give the muggers what they want and life goes on.

      August 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • Obama

      That would be my "wealth distribution plan" in action. Good.

      August 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  6. Chick-fil-A

    "Corkins' backpack contained 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches, the FBI affidavit said."

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/16/alleged-gunman-in-family-research-council-shooting-expected-in-court-thursday/

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Chick-fil-A would like to thank the shooter for the advertising. And to think we we're going to spend megabucks with WPP and Lamar.

    August 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  7. X-Right-Wing

    Biggs: "I'm going in. Cover me, Corkins."
    Corkins: "I'm right with you, Red Three."

    Corkins: "I've got a problem here."
    Biggs: "Eject."
    Corkins: "I can hold it."
    Biggs: "Pull up!"
    Corkins: "NO, I'm all ri– Aah!"

    August 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  8. Atheism is just wrong

    What did we do to make that poor man do such a thing?

    August 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • kindless

      Oh my goodness, child! You need to put the drano down and get yourself a good cup of tea and start thinking for yourself, dear!

      Poor child's mind is gone. Atheism is just fine for all folk. Get all those make-believe people out of that sick little mind of yours. My oh my.

      mama kindless

      August 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • pervert alert

      Qu eers don't need an excuse to be wrong. Qu eers the people that gave the world AIDS.

      August 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  9. VIRGIN MALE

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE .BROOKE BALDWIN and those whites who have long history of embracing white supremacy have been trick by BILL CLINTON and his fallen BLACK ANTEBELLUM and HIPHOP ANGELS in beliving it will be easy to get rid of ANDRE HIMES not knowing about the power of the holy lamb,who has guarding ANDRE life since the day he was born AT SHAW AIR FORCE on APRIL 30 1965 EZEKIEL CHAPTER 36 Thus the LORD GOD to the house of ISRAEL . I will sancfity my great name which you have profane among the heathen and the heathen shall know I AM LORD said the LORD GOD ,when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes . Under racial profiling many black americans were arrested and were either murdered within the prison system or were deported to AFRICA, where many of them were murdered there and were buried in mass graves in the SUDAN and in the CONGO.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
    • toad

      William Demuth, come down off that ceiling and take your meds.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Paranoid? or Just Wacko?

      August 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • William Demuth

      toady

      He is OBVIOUSLY a Jeebus freak, wouldn't you say?

      August 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • toad

      Whatever he has is in full bloom. Spectacular pathology.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • kindless

      Damn! I think he on drano too! Maybe he and Heavensent bumped heads at the same time and never been right since. my oh my what is going on with people today.

      August 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  10. Bill Deacon

    New marketing campaign coming soon "I'm gay and I'm the NRA"

    August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • Jesus freaker

      Nice

      August 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • therealpeace2all

      @Bill Deacon

      'Very' twisted... but funny. :D

      Peace...

      August 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • Mark From Middle River

      Waiting for the "Gay and working at Chik Fil-a" commercials.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  11. Honey Badger Dont Care

    What is wrong with this? They advocate the kiIIing of gays in Africa. Seems like a case of "what comes around, goes around."

    August 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      That's known as a vicious cycle

      August 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      And religion isnt a vicious cycle in it's own right?

      August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      I don't expect to change your mind honey. You seem to fall into the camp that says violence against groups you disagree with is acceptable, I get it.

      August 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • Huh?

      "I don't expect to change your mind honey. You seem to fall into the camp that says violence against groups you disagree with is acceptable, I get it."

      It's called the Salem witch trials.

      August 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      25 years of experience in the army will do that to you.

      Just like 3000 years of violence in the name of a religion will do that to xtians.

      August 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Mark From Middle River

      Funny, G.W.Bush did more for Africa than Obama has done. Also G.W.Bush has been to Africa recently (July) to open clinics and promote health in Africa.

      http://news.yahoo.com/george-w-bush-africa-promote-cancer-clinics-223836539.html

      ....I do think that Oba sent Hillary and his wife to Africa to represent him, instead of going there himself. Well, he did go to Ireland and declared himself Irish. :)

      August 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      So you are saying that Bushy did more for Africa than his own country? That sounds about right for that POS.

      August 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Mark From Middle River

      Well, one declared that he was going to drive us out of a ditch and we are still in the same ditch four years later. But his rich friends on Wall Street are doing very well.

      ...How are you doing?

      August 17, 2012 at 1:01 am |
  12. I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

    Why is this linked to the Belief Blog comment boards at all?

    Peaceful protest is one thing but there is no debate here. This wannabe vigilante (while innocent until proven guilty) appears to have commited a wanton criminal act. He deserves the full weight of the justice system.

    Of course, like the Aurora shooter, the Wisconsin shoorter and the College Station shooter, one wonders about his sanity. The justice system should run its course.

    August 16, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      Now we can add the gunman (men?) who shot at three (and killed two) deputies in Louisiana today.

      August 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • Chuck Norris

      You're an idiot.

      August 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  13. Prayer changes water into wine

    Appears he wasnt a very good shot.

    August 16, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  14. sam stone

    When I first heard about this, I was thinking that it might have been done by the militant lesbian groupl called Miliitia Etheridge

    August 16, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • K-switch

      HA!

      August 16, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • sam stone

      I'll be here all week, tip the waitress

      August 16, 2012 at 10:33 am |
    • Topher

      haha. Normally I'd say this isn't time to joke, but that's actually pretty funny, Sam.

      August 16, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      Bazinga!

      August 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • therealpeace2all

      @sam stone

      Lol ! :D

      Peace...

      August 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Peace2All's Mother

      Laughing at such horrors. I'm ashamed of you. Shaaaaamed. It's not my fault you're an insensitive boorish cad. I know I didn't raise you like that.

      August 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
    • Peace2All's Mother

      :cry:

      The shame.

      August 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  15. NavyAirVet

    Why hasn't this piece been put on the main CNN web page for all to see how violence is not only being committed by conservatives as the media pretends but also by the gay rights proponents who hate others that disagree with their political views! This incident was incited by the Mayors of those Democratic cities that tried to discriminate against Chick-filet and their anti first amendments statements.

    August 16, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • sam stone

      Right, Navy, it was the mayors who incited this. Good call

      August 16, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • sam stone

      And those who oppose gay marriage seek to deny people their 14th amendment rights

      August 16, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • William Demuth

      Wow, someone in the Navy railing against gay rights?

      Tell me, exactly how many men do YOU shower with?

      August 16, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • Al

      In the Navy, you sail the seven seas
      in the Navy, your buddy's on his knees...

      August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  16. WASP

    violence for any reason other than the defense of yourself, your property, or your family is just violence with no cause. regardless of whom or for what "reason" using firearms to "settle a score" is just ignorant. too many people today are allowing themselves to become bandits dishing out their idea of "justice" with no care to whom they are harming or the effect their actions will have on other families.
    this guy is no better than the christian fanatics that attacked abortion clinics due to their "idea of right and wrong".
    the security guard should be given a big bonus for doing what he didn't have to do..............however being a security guard myself i know that won't happen.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  17. William Demuth

    I remember Eddie Murphy in 48 hours, saying he was some guys worse nightmare, a n1gger with a badge and a gun who wasn't afraid to use them.

    If this turns out to be some gay guy who has had enough, it might serve to make the bigots rethink their rhetoric.

    If not, a truck bomb might get their attention!

    August 16, 2012 at 9:05 am |
    • NavyAirVet

      William you are a sick individual who condones violence against others and should be investigated for making threatening statements about committing violence. The gay guy is a terrorist who wanted to murder people and you support him, you dunce!

      August 16, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • sam stone

      So, you have a screen namd of NavyAirVet, but condemn soomeone else who condones violence?

      August 16, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • William Demuth

      Actually I don't support him dip stick, but I do admire those who fight fire with fire.

      Being a Navy vet, I doubt much that you realize those dots on the screen your type kill are real humans, but let me assure you they are. Don't come whining to me that someone wants to interrupt your video game reality with some good old fashioned face to face killing.

      If you mess with people for a living, it is childish not to expect someone to return the favor. Sooner or later the shoe is on the other foot, and someone comes looking for a little payback.

      Perhaps everyone should mind their own buisness?

      August 16, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • Topher

      Wow. And after I've been told time and again on this board how only the religious commit these sort of crimes. Careful not to be a hypocrit today, boys.

      August 16, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • Mark From Middle River

      >>>"Actually I don't support him dip stick, but I do admire those who fight fire with fire."

      ..and William what will be your response when the other side takes your advice and goes to shoot up a LGBT insti'tution?

      August 16, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • MJ

      @Topher
      Good one dufus!

      @Mark
      Apples and oranges.

      August 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Guest

      Truck bomb? Really? Do you remember the exact day you lost your mind?

      August 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Sad to read from your post William, that those propaganda movies of hate worked for you.

      August 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      Well so much for the "imaginary" Christian persecution complex

      August 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Mark From Middle River

      I will buy them a beer, and point them to the next one.

      You want an omlette, you break eggs.

      You want a new society, you break some special interests!

      August 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • AverageJoe76

      I am no veteran of war, or combat for that matter. But I don't think I have to be, to have a healthy respect for the reality of it's outcome.

      William, it would be a great assumption of mine to believe you to be American. But I believe you are. And if so, and with all we've seen so far: 9/11, Oklahoma City, Columbine, Virgina Tech, etc..... you still can speak so callously of life and death. I am amazed, but then again, I am not. It's this type of twisted thinking that brings these horrible realties into fruition. And if you got the 'spectacle' you suggested with the truck bomb, although merely expressed on a blog, when the bomb explodes, the shrapnel will fly in all directions. Hitting everything it can land on. Children. Women. Men.

      Please have some respect for the dead of these attacks. Have some respect for those wounded by these type of attacks.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • sam stone

      bill: one nut does not make a persecution

      August 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • Mark From Middle River

      >>>”I will buy them a beer, and point them to the next one.”

      William so when the extremist of the 700 club types go to shoot up a gay bar or event.... you will buy them a beer and point them to the next one? Wow... that's a heck of a cold heart you have there.

      >>>”You want a new society, you break some special interests!”

      Or we can just “break” folks like who call for divisions in society by just highlighting their vitriol.

      I am as much a Shadow as the next but going armed against those who are not armed is cowardice and makes such people no different than so many hate groups throughout history.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • William Demuth

      So let me see if I follow.

      I have some obligation to accept the status quo?

      America was built upon revolution. We have had a civil war. We average a significant war every generation, and we have killed our opposition ruthlessly.

      If a man is under attack to the core of his being and he lashes out, it's ok if he represents your side, but not the other?

      The FRC and similar organizations have created an enviorment where gays are tortured beaten and murdered on a regular basis.

      Now when one wants to return the favor you cry foul?

      I hope a pink commando a day storms that place, until the FRC's founders are crucified in the middle of the street.

      Cultural war is a two way street, and you are far to accustomed to being able to force your will on others.

      Its time the down trodden return the favor.

      August 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • Yoder

      I will buy them a beer, and point them to the next one.

      You want an omlette, you break eggs.

      You want a new society, you break some special interests!

      We're going to have fun hunting down turds like this when it all hits the fan.

      August 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
    • KRHODES

      William Demuth

      "The FRC and similar organizations have created an enviorment where gays are tortured beaten and murdered on a regular basis."

      So gays are murdered on a regular basis in this country? That is interesting...i must have missed the headline that something like that was occurring?

      August 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @KRHODES

      Did you not know that the FRC helped fund and highly supported the Uganda bill to make homosexuality punishable by death? Not to menton it applies to anyone who doesn't immediately turn in someone who is gay?

      August 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
    • Doug McK

      so hawaiiguest, you're using this to condone what happened?

      August 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Doug

      Nope. And that was a pretty dishonest little non-sequitur there. KRHODES didn't seem to know how the FRC contributed to an environment hostile to gays, and I provided the information.
      Tell me Doug, does calling the FRC on anything automatically make one condone the shooting in your mind?

      August 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
    • Doug McK

      That would seem to be a more appropriate question for you to answer, seeing as how you're the one making the statement clearly in defense of gays in Uganda by way of alleging FMC support. The real issue is the appropriateness of shooting a political organization with whom you disagree, not the correctness of their alleged allegiances. So really, hawaii, I'm addressing the issue. You're the one deflecting.

      August 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      hawaiiguest is just another dickless atheist making sh it up as they go.

      August 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Doug

      I was responding specifically to KRHODES, within the scope of the FRC creating a specific environment. You are addressing the issue of the actual article, and I'm addressing a single post. You are moving the scope of what I said in an attempt to equate my posting of information to a condonment of a shooting that I do not condone.

      August 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
    • Doug McK

      You're either confused, or you're looking for a side-door after you've been busted. I suspect the latter. Demuth, in his twisted mind, clearly condoned the shooting, and KRHODES questioned his rationale. Then you jumped in and qualified Demuth's rationale as pertaining to Uganda, thus lending support to him. You're guilty by association. That's what you get for lending Wild Bill support.

      August 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Doug

      Do you belong to any church? Is it protestant, catholic, or whatever? Are you willing to turn that "logic" right around to yourself, and be guilty by association with the crusades, or Hitler, Martin Luther?

      August 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Guilt by association is a pretty piss poor excuse to automatically assume condoning of something.

      August 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • Doug McK

      It worked pretty well at Nuremberg.

      August 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You were there? I thought you seemed familiar. How are things in Brazil?

      August 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
    • Doug McK

      You always butt in on people's conversations? really, we were trying to be decent here and then you show up again.

      August 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
  18. Doc Vestibule

    Haters gonna get hated on.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:04 am |
    • pervert alert

      Hate on in your own country, we don't need you. Qu eers the people that gave the world AIDS

      August 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      pervy..funny, I hear that it is religion that thinks it aids all.

      August 18, 2012 at 11:47 am |
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