WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement on the recovery progress of long-time FRC staff member Leo Johnson who was shot on Wednesday inside the lobby of FRC's headquarters:
"We are grateful for the outpouring of prayers and well-wishes for Leo as well as the entire FRC team who have been affected by this attack. It will take time, but he will be back with us soon, for which we are all grateful.
"We remain in close contact with Leo and his family. Leo asked that we express his appreciation for everyone's prayers and support. He does not wish to make any further public statements for now and requested that the media respect his privacy as he focuses on healing and getting better," concluded Perkins.