John M. Becker

FRC Spokesman Blames Gays for Santa Barbara Shooting

Filed By John M. Becker | May 28, 2014 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: blame the gays, Family Research Council, FRC, Ken Blackwell, mass shooting, shooting, Tony Perkins

ken-blackwell-frc.jpgThe so-called Family Research Council, an SPLC-certified anti-gay hate group, jumped on the "blame-the-gays" bandwagon yesterday when senior fellow Ken Blackwell appeared on FRC president Tony Perkins's radio show and linked Friday's horrifying mass shooting in California to the spread of marriage equality.

Right Wing Watch, which broke the story, reports:

Blackwell blamed the shooting on "the crumbling of the moral foundation of the country" and "the attack on natural marriage and the family."

"When these fundamental institutions are attacked and destroyed and weakened and abandoned, you get what we are now seeing," Blackwell said, arguing that people who are "blaming the Second Amendment" are "avoiding talking about what is at the root cause of the problem."

Blackwell has previously described marriage equality advocates as "opponents of natural marriage."

Surprising? Not really. Reprehensible? You bet.

Audio of Blackwell's remarks is after the jump, via Right Wing Watch.

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