The recent shooting at the Family Research Council prompted FRC President Tony Perkins to lash out at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Perkins claims that when the SPLC listed the FRC as a "hate group" it gave the gunman "a license to shoot an unarmed man." He told the SPLC to stop the "reckless rhetoric." I condemn the shooting and the shooter for this violent act. I also condemn the FRC for their own "reckless rhetoric."