If Family Research Council would like not to be designated a hate group then they should modify their rhetoric. The implication that SPLC is somehow responsible for this shooting is patently absurd. While my post about Peter Sprigg today came before I knew of the shooting, it is a perfect example of why FRC is labeled a hate group.
Here is Brian Brown attempting to capitalize on the shooting:
"Today's attack is the clearest sign we've seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as 'hateful' must end," said Brian Brown, President of NOM. "The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the Family Research Council a 'hate group' for its pro-marriage views, and less than a day ago the Human Rights Campaign issued a statement calling FRC a 'hate group'—they even specified that FRC hosts events in Washington, DC, where today's attack took place."