|Jessica Prol Smith wrote a column of lies|
She speaking of that 2012 awful incident in which Floyd Corkins, a deranged young man, attempted to start a mass shooting at FRC headquarters. Thanks to the providence of a security guard, tragedy was avoided. Unfortunately, FRC and its president, Tony Perkins, has since exploited this incident to lay the finger of blame on SPLC. Two years before the incident, SPLC designated FRC as a "hate group" because of the way it smears and denigrates the LGBTQ community via lies, junk science, and cherry-picked science.
Perkins, FRC, and other supporters of the group have attempted to connect SPLC with Corkins on numerous occasions, even though it has been proven that SPLC didn't encourage or persuade the young man in his vile attempt to create havoc.
Ms. Smith is the latest person to exploit the 2012 shooting and also recent troubles that SPLC has had to endure (and overcome). The big hoot of her column is the closing statement:
If the SPLC thought that its hate would intimidate or silence me and my colleagues, they’re sadly mistaken. I’m lucky — blessed, really — that I didn’t take a bullet for my beliefs back in 2012. But the center’s ugly slander and the gunman’s misguided attack have sharpened my resolve and deepened my faith in my Savior, who commands my destiny and shields me from the schemes of man. The same is true for my colleagues.
Fifty-one years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fell to an assassin’s bullet. The SPLC pretends to carry his legacy but weaponizes hate labels instead. Unlike SPLC's name-calling, Dr. King’s words and vision stand the test of time. “Injustice anywhere,” he warned, “is a threat to justice everywhere.”
The SPLC, as an institution, has thoroughly disqualified itself as an arbiter of justice. But this country would be a better place if the center’s donors, lawyers and friends would truly believe and apply Dr. King’s legacy — his peaceful pursuit of justice and his love of neighbor.