The Family Research Council posted a video (see below) Thursday of building manager Leo Johnson thwarting the Aug. 15, 2012, attack by gunman Floyd Corkins. The video also shows an FBI interrogation of Corkins saying he chose FRC as a target after visiting the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The video first shows security camera footage of Corkins pulling out a gun from his backpack and pointing it at Johnson. Johnson quickly grabs the gun and the two men are seen struggling. Johnson was shot in the attack and spent over a week in a hospital.
Besides the gun, Corkins had 100 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. His plan was to kill everyone in the building and smear the sandwiches in their faces. more >>
The mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has seemingly confirmed suspicion that religion played a major part in the attack last week, revealing that her son had told her he was ready to die for Islam.
Twenty-six-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed on Friday morning in a shootout with police, while his younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured later that day and placed in custody. The Boston Marathon bombings killed three people and wounded more than 200, shutting down the entire city as a large manhunt was launched for the suspects.
Various reports have since come out trying to pinpoint a motive for the attack, but what has been determined so far is that the brothers, from Chechnyan origin, began following a radical version of Islam sometime in the last few years while living in the U.S. Authorities have said they appear to have no ties to any established terrorist groups, but they had been attending a mosque in Boston with radical connections. more >>
Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, has been receiving both praise and criticism for his speech on Sunday regarding the Boston Marathon bombings, which touched on a number of sensitive issues America is currently dealing with.
The 68-year-old cardinal delivered a heartfelt speech at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross during Sunday mass in Boston, praising the "goodness and generosity" that the community displayed in coming together in a time of fear and uncertainty.
The mass focused heavily on the Boston Marathon bombing, which left three people dead and over 200 injured. The suspects are two young brothers – one captured and the other killed – who appeared to have been radicalized by Islam. more >>
After sitting in fear of life behind bars for seven days, Elvis Presley impersonator and self-professed liberal Christian Paul Kevin Curtis beamed with relief on Wednesday that federal authorities dismissed charges that he sent deadly ricin to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge a week ago.
"No one in the system told me anything regarding being released. All I got on the inside was 'Man you're in trouble. Man you tried to kill the President," said Curtis, who appeared with his lawyer Christi McCoy in an interview on CNN Wednesday.
"When I got to Christi on the day it was dismissed, I walked up to her screen window… and she said 'just hold on we don't have all the information but there has been a turn of events it looks like we're gonna get you out of here today and this will be dismissed'," he noted. more >>
"Z," a victim of sex trafficking in America contributed to this column. Read about her experience here.
When I was in middle school and "pre-marital sex" was discussed at our Wednesday night gatherings it was safe to assume almost all in attendance were virgins.
When I was in high school and "sex before marriage" was discussed in our Sunday school class it was safe to assume most in attendance were virgins. more >>
The suspects behind the Boston Marathon bombings last week, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, attended a mosque that was often visited by radical Islamists and convicted terrorists, reports revealed.
"We don't know where these boys were radicalized, but this mosque has a curriculum that radicalizes people. Other people have been radicalized there," said Charles Jacobs from Americans for Peace and Tolerance, an interfaith group that investigated the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Mass., which the brothers attended.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound to the throat, suspected to be an attempted suicide, and has only been able to communicate through writing. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a shootout with police early Friday morning. more >>