SHOOTING DEMONSTRATES TOXIC ENVIRONMENT
Catalyst September Issue 2012
On August 15, a man walked into the offices of the Family Research Council and opened fire striking a security guard. The suspect was reported as a volunteer at a gay activist organization and it appears that his motives are cause for serious concern.
One source told Fox News that the suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard.” After he was apprehended the suspect said, “It was not about you. It was about what this place stands for.” Authorities called it an act of domestic terrorism.
Is this what we have come to? Has the environment become so toxic that a faith-based organization becomes a target of an attack simply because it holds traditional values on sexuality, marriage and life? Unfortunately it seems that this may be the case.
We hope that this incident is taken seriously. There are still a couple of months to go before the election and signs indicate that they will be contentious. We called on people of goodwill to call for civility and condemn this attack.