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Monday, November 6, 2017

Texas Shooter: Atheist Outcast Who Called Christians 'Stupid'

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On Sunday a man named David Kelley opened fire in a Baptist church, killing 26 people, including several children, and injuring 24. The death toll may rise. A seven-year-old was shot four times and was still in surgery Sunday evening. It was one of the deadliest church shootings on record. Those who knew him described him as “creepy, crazy, and weird,” with a fiercely anti-Christian bias. Reports from several news agencies now allege that the shooter could have been motivated by militant atheism:

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Former classmates of the Texas church shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, said he was an atheist and outcast who thought Christians were stupid, the Daily Mail reported.


…Cord Eubank Brown, another former classmate, took to social media and said, “There were people I knew who stayed away from this guy for many reasons, which all make sense now.” Brown said he recently received a friend request from Kelley on Facebook.

After carrying out one of the worst church shootings in recent history, Kelley was shot by a resident of Sutherland Springs and fled the scene. Multiple residents reportedly pursued Kelley as he fled from the church until he crashed a few miles later. Police discovered multiple weapons and possible explosives inside his SUV, the Daily Mail reported. Read Brietbart’s full report HERE

mournersFriends and family mourned their loved ones at a vigil Sunday night.


REMNANT COMMENT: 
Atheists who kill Christians are evidently to be given the same religious exemption pass the media routinely pass out to the “Allahu Akbar”-shouting shooters we’ve all gotten painfully used to here in the streets of America.  So it stands to reason that this atheist connection to the Texas shooter isn't particularly newsworthy to leftist ideologues such as Wolf Blitzer. 

Still, for the sake of argument, let's imagine for a moment that a meeting of Atheist Alliance International had been targeted by a gun-wielding Christian nutter last Sunday. Would mainstream "news" be so forgiving, failing even to mention the connection between the shooter and his Christian religion? Would they bury the flurry of testimonials pinging all over the Internet from friends of the shooter, insisting he'd been screaming anti-atheist epithets online for years?

Let's be serious.  CNN & Co would be leading every half-hour's news cycle with the screaming headline: "BREAKING: Christian Fundamentalist Shooter Motivated by Hatred of Atheists".  The shooter's religious affiliation in that case would be THE story.  

So why the double standard? Why such careful journalistic “integrity” for this reportedly atheist shooter, whose anti-Christian tirades were all over Facebook?  Why? Because it doesn't fit the narrative.  Christians are the only real haters--not Muslims, not atheists, not even deranged gay guys that walk into the American Family Association and start spraying lead at the defenders of Christian marriage.

The hate-hunting industry is fundamentally Christophobic.  And the fact that the MSM are hard-pressed to actually find a single Christian hater who, in the name of Jesus, would mow down innocent people, doesn't seem to particularly bother them. Christians gotta hate! Everybody knows that.

So hate on, atheists. CNN won't out you. They're only interested in a particular kind of "hate", which isn't hate at all. As long as you follow Allah, or believe that two men can get married, or hate God and all the Christians who love Him--well, you are by definition incapable of a hate crime.
So rest easy, and hate on!

 

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Michael Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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