Mike Huckabee News
Aug 20 2012
We’ve learned more about the man who entered the Family Research Council office in Washington Wednesday and opened fire, wounding a guard before he was stopped. He was reportedly a gay rights activist and public school teacher who told the people who tackled him, “Don't shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.” What the FRC stands for is traditional moral values, like those held by most Americans since the nation’s founding. But just because one of them is the belief that marriage is a holy union between one man and one woman, groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center have labeled them as an extremist “hate group.”
Let me be clear: this shooting is not the fault of same-sex marriage activists. It’s the fault of the nut with the gun in his hand. A coalition of 25 gay rights groups even did the right thing by condemning the violence and wishing a swift recovery to the victim. Still, if people of faith can find the self-restraint not to blame their critics for their follower’s evil actions, is it too much to ask those on the other side to stop poisoning public discourse by falsely accusing religious people of evil motives, like hate and intolerance, just because they hold a differing view on a single issue?
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This is from Friday's Huckabee Report.