Floyd Lee Corkins II, who planned an attack to kill as many people as possible at the Family Research Council in August last year, because of that group's opposition to gay marriage, has pleaded to guilty to "interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill while armed and act of terrorism while armed, a charge based on the shooting being intended to intimidate anyone who is associated with or supports the Family Research Council and other organizations that oppose gay marriage," CBS News reports. In addition, he:
acknowledged in a plea agreement that he intended to kill as many people as possible during the shooting at the Family Research Council in August 2012. He also planned to target other organizations that oppose gay marriage if he wasn't stopped.
Corkins intended to smear the sandwiches in the faces of his victims to make a statement about gay rights opponents, he acknowledged during a hearing Wednesday. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president's stated opposition to gay marriage.
According to the plea agreement, Corkins told FBI agents who interviewed him after the shooting that he wanted to use the sandwiches to "make a statement against the people who work in that building ... and with their stance against gay rights and Chick-fil-A."
It deserves noting that Corkins targeted the FRC on the basis of the infamous Southern Poverty Law Center identifying it as a "hate group." SPLC raises millions of dollars annually, paying huge salaries to its top executives by posing as an anti-hate group, while, as this case illustrates, stoking hatred itself. For more about this despicable group, see our archives on them.
Gay marriage activists often pose as battling "hate" - as if maintaining the definition of marriage can only be animated by hatred. In the case of Corkins, who faces a sentence potentially as long as 70 years, that pose is actually a projection onto others of dark internal feelings.