Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2013 / 18:05 pm
Following the guilty plea of the man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last summer, pro-family organizations are renewing their calls for an end to the label "hate group."
"For far too long, media outlets and reporters have allowed activist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to label opponents of same-sex 'marriage' as 'hate groups,'" said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, in a Feb. 6 press release.
"But words have consequences," he continued, and the use of such terms "can lead to harassment and even violence against members of those organizations."
Brown was one of several prominent marriage defenders who reacted to the Feb. 6 hearing of Floyd Corkins II, a Virginia man who admitted to planning a mass shooting at an organization that opposes efforts to redefine marriage.