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The shooting last week at the family research council by -- same sex marriage activist -- nearly everybody.
Heard about it but many people didn't hear about it because the story was largely ignored by the mainstream media.
Brent Bozell the president of the Media Research Center wonders.
This quote imagine if god forbid this exact same thing that happened at a Planned Parenthood would be hearing an endless loop of stories about it.
The danger of militant hate filled right wing wackos and quote.
So what does the family research council thank the group's president Tony Perkins is our.
Good morning tee time.
Good morning Gretchen Howard see this morning for doing just great to understand that last week was very hectic for you understandably you -- have.
The chance to really look at how the media was handling this story and tell over the weekend what did you find.
Well first let me just express my appreciation to all of those who have communicated their concerns and their prayers for -- For Leo our building operation manager who would stop this attack and Leo is doing well and will be back -- this very soon very.
You know we we didn't have much time to focus on on on the media we were more focused on our team that had been attacked.
And that yesterday as I was flying to Tampa I did look through a report.
And it was stunning.
That to most of the coverage with the exception of just a few reports that I saw over the weekend.
-- -- from fox the others had ignored and I think the reason is it doesn't fit the story line you know it's supposed to be conservatives who were angry who are filled with hate.
And that's not the case in fact as I told Mike Huckabee over the weekend as I -- talked to Leo.
He he was very clear -- that is he took the gun away from this man who attacked.
Our building and our people and shot him.
He took the gun away from him and held it on -- -- -- got help any sort of thought came to him that he might shoot him.
But he -- another -- told me don't do that and he didn't today what that man left unharmed from our building probably the only one who wasn't harmed in some form or fashion.
Well you know part of it though is Tony you know I -- watch and that the network newscasts and I saw.
A little mention here a little mention there you would think that -- somebody came in there shot up the place no big deal but you say that -- Southern Poverty Law Center.
Which is referred to your group as a hate group.
Could somehow have been what the spark.
Steve out of things into question about it that -- two years ago when they started labeling Christian organizations as hate groups that stand for traditional marriage.
In orthodox christianity that Ted that's market and in the -- came in not only fifty rounds of ammunition but fifteen chick filet sandwiches and of course we know that.
Controversy that surrounded that in the last couple weeks.
It's also known that he had a couple of other groups.
-- listed on a list that guy gets his hit list.
And at least one of them I don't know about the third with the other one of the other two was listed on.
The list at the Southern Poverty Law Center puts out so.
Clearly they are inciting this environment of hostility toward their religious organizations and that it's dangerous we've now -- -- gone beyond that.
That bit that the rhetoric and the passing of words to actually.
Almost taking the lives of individuals -- and see that has to stop.
We're almost out of time Tony but I know hostility toward religion in America the report just out what's -- gonna say.
Well it's it's going to be alarming when you begin to look at a catalog of over 600.
Cases pertaining to religious liberty.
Our First Amendment.
Has become -- last priority for the courts and that's our first freedom and everything else hinges on that it's it's it's going to be an alarming report comes out today all right Tony Perkins president of family research council thank you very much for joining us live from cancer.
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