Family Research Council attack may have been over gay rights

A Virginia man charged with shooting a security guard at the headquarters of the Family Research Council, an organization that promotes socially conservative values, may have had a political motive, according to an affidavit filed on Thursday.

According to the document, 28-year old Floyd L. Corkins told the guard “words to the effect of ‘I don’t like your politics’. ” He faces charges of transporting a gun across state lines and assault with intent to kill. He’s held without bond and has a detention hearing on August 24.

According to the affidavit, Corkins had volunteered at a Washington community centre for the gay community.