In a crass, offensive grab for attention, the executive director of the Family Research Council‘s lobbying arm, FRC Action, made sure to send his concerns to people at Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard shooting by reminding America that his anti-gay hate group was the victim of a shooting as well.
— FRC (@FRCdc) September 16, 2013
FRC Action president Josh Duggar, whose claim to fame is being one of 19 siblings in TLC’s reality show, “19 Kids and Counting,” was not even an employee of the FRC at the time of last year’s shooting.
But what’s truly offensive is that a reported four people have died in today’s shooting, and another eight were shot but are still alive. In the FRC shooting last August, a lone gunman shot a security guard in the arm. No one, fortunately, died.
Drawing comparisons like this are desperate screams for attention, grossly offensive, and highly insensitive to the families of the victims.
Today, those people, not Josh Duggar, his boss Tony Perkins, or the Family Research Council, are in our thoughts.
Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Josh Duggar as the president of Family Research Council Action.
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