Stop blaming Christianity for the Colorado Springs shooting

Colorado Springs Shooting
A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski/AP

Stop blaming Christianity for the Colorado Springs shooting

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Tragedy struck Colorado Springs, Colorado, last Saturday as a gunman opened fire at Club Q, a gay nightclub. Tragically, five people were killed and 19 others injured. But, almost as soon as the tragedy made the news cycle, liberals, Democrats, and others on the Left did what they do best: exploit a tragedy for political purposes.

Before they knew anything about the motive, the Left, seemingly in unison, blamed Christianity for the attack. They cited things like Candace Cameron Bure’s recent comments on traditional values as somehow motivating the attack. They linked the attack to parents (rightfully) objecting to the indoctrination and brainwashing of children with gender ideology and events that often sexualize children, such as “drag queen story hour.” Everything related to Christianity — and also Republicans — was supposedly to blame.


But what about the person who did the shooting? His name — or, should I say, their name — is Anderson Lee Aldrich. His attorneys say he is “nonbinary.” There is no indication that Christianity had anything to do with his motives.

Although a lot of very lazy commentators are eager to connect Aldrich’s murders to Christian values, “Thou shall not kill” stands among the most important of those values. And it’s a value many conveniently ignore. Christianity had nothing to do with this attack.

Ironically, this is the exact opposite approach the Left took regarding Islam and Islamic terrorism. When Islamic attacks occurred, they quickly urged people not to rush to judgment and condemn an entire religion or group for the terrible actions of only a few people. They even resisted acknowledging that a similar attack in Miami on the Pulse nightclub by an Islamic terrorist had a religious motive.

They are, in contrast, very eager to rush to judgment if they think they can somehow implicate Christianity.


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