Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Rob Rogers posted a phenomenal cartoon yesterday morning, neatly summarizing the weak cries of the Family Research Council about being unfairly labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
I was aghast when I read comment after comment from FRC's Tony Perkins about the "hate group" designation in the aftermath of a horrible shooting at his offices. While 25+ LGBTQ organizations took immediate strong action to condemn the violence, Perkins took advantage of the moment to play politics - claiming that the hate group designation was grounded in political differences about marriage equality. He then later tied the shootings to President Obama.
Hogwash. Perkins' missed the whole point.
Sadly, rather than simply tend to his flock who were undoubtedly traumatized by the ordeal, he went on the offense. Rather than simply laud the valiant actions of the wounded unarmed staffer, Leo Johnson, who, after being shot, participated in subduing the shooter, he took shots of his own.
Larger version of the cartoon and more after the break.