Joseph Gentile

Hate the Sin

Filed By Joseph Gentile | August 16, 2012 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: American hate groups, Chick-fil-A boycott, DC LGBT center, Family Research Council, Floyd Lee Corkins II, homophobic behavior, shooting, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Steve Thorngate, The Christian Century, Washington D.C.

"[T]he [Southern Poverty Law Center] didn't simply lob the label 'hate group' at the [Family Research Council] and let people react as they may. It carefully and soberly spelled out its case: the FRC doesn't just criticize gays and lesbians, it speaks of them in totalizing and demonizing ways. And it relies on junk science to do this ... In any case, violence is certainly one form hate can take. But I'm not convinced the solution is to refrain from applying the word 'hate' to other, lesser forms."

-- Christian blogger Steve Thorngate of "The Christian Century", an ecumenical newsmagazine, debates the fairness of the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) "hate group" label as it applies to the Family Research Council after Wednesday's shooting of a security guard. Suspect Floyd Corkins II, 28, volunteered at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, and had 15 uneaten, Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the time of his arrest.

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