the anti-christian media is to blame

It looks like the gunman who killed four in this weekend’s Colorado megachurch shooting was a former member of the church who was angry over having been kicked out. Of course that doesn’t stop the Family Research Council from blaming the anti-Christian “secular media”.

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  1. BVos
    Posted December 11, 2007 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Just a point of clarification:

    The gunman was kicked out of the training organization, not the church. The church hosts a satellite campus of the training organization and so far that seems to be the only connection to the gunman. According to this news article, the gunman seems to have had some mental health issues several years prior to the shooting which came to light at the training organization: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/10/shooter.youth/

    Re: Tony Perkins, does anyone care what this guy says anymore? I find most Christians don’t.

  2. mark
    Posted December 11, 2007 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    I believe the article said that he was a devout Christian, or at least he was raised as such. My point was that Perkins and company were using this horrible tragic event to beat up “secular media” when it most likely had absolutely nothing to do with the media. The man seems to have been mentally ill. Again, I have no problem with Christianity – I consider myself a Christian. My problem in this case is with political opportunists like Perkins who can’t seem to pass an “opportunity” like this up… And, for what it’s worth, I do think there’s too much sex and violence in American popular culture. I just don’t respect this approach to seeing it changed.

  3. BVos
    Posted December 11, 2007 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I agree that Perkins’ tactics are shameful and desperate. Since he does this so often, more and more people are tuning him and similar cronies (James Dobson, etc.) out and thinking for themselves finally.

    Didn’t mean to insinuate that somehow you were fundamentally opposed to Christianity. It’s a shame that Perkins drapes himself in Christianity while expressing opinions that are nothing more than his own jaded/ornery viewpoints while not seeing the plank in his own eye.

  4. Ol' E Cross
    Posted December 11, 2007 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Yah. I agree with all that. But it’s hard not to find thinkprogress as similarly opportunistic to jump on Perkins’ fault. It seems like every tragedy is just an opportunity for opposing sides to lob grenades back and forth. I’m tired of it. Give folks a little time to reflect and grieve. Hold your punches.

    Of course, as it turns out, Perkins’ secular media was rather less polarizing in their reports. From Mark’s AP link:

    Some members of the congregation reacted with compassion and forgiveness, in keeping with their faith.

    Ashley Gibbs was getting into a car with David Harris when they heard the gunshots. They stayed in the vehicle.

    “It was obvious that he was in some sort of pain and going through a lot,” Gibbs told “Today.” “I just prayed God would bring him peace.”

    Damn secular media. Always making Christians out to be a bunch of compassionate, forgiving chumps. Next thing you know the secular media will be expecting Christians to act like Jesus. I see why Tony Perkins was upset. Go get ’em tiger. Show ’em what
    you can do.

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