Within hours of the Parkland shooting in February of 2018, the demonstrably left-wing mainstream media began running reports about the suspected shooter’s “Make America Great Again.” Why? Presumably in a bid to tie him to their veritable archnemesis, President Donald Trump.
Following a mass shooting Tuesday by two students at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter school in Colorado, no similar efforts were made to inform the public of one of the suspect’s hatred for both Christians and the president. Instead only a few select outlets pointed this out.
Among them was Heavy.com, which scoured 18-year-old suspect Devon Erickson’s social media feeds and discovered that he boasts hateful views toward both Christians and the president.
Car towed from #stemshooting suspect’s home apparently has “F*** SOCIETY” spray painted on the side. Also “666” and a what looks like a pentagram sprayed on the hood. pic.twitter.com/e6QX3lq4v3
— John Fenton (@higuysimjohn) May 8, 2019
“You know what I hate? All these Christians who hate gays, yet in the bible, it says in Deuteronomy 17:12-13, if someone doesn’t do what their priest tells them to do, they are supposed to die. It has plenty of crazy stuff like that,” he reportedly wrote in one Facebook post.
Just to be clear, Christians don’t hate gays. They do however believe that homosexuality is a sin. Why? Because the Christian Bible describes homosexuality as such, as renowned Christian evangelist and missionary Rev. Franklin Graham noted last month in a Twitter post about the 2020 election:
Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women. 2/3
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) April 24, 2019
Erickson, who’s reportedly a registered Democrat, also “shared posts criticizing Donald Trump and praising Barack Obama.” One of the latter was a meme from the radical left-wing group Occupy Democrats that listed former President Barack Obama’s alleged accomplishments.
While it’s unclear whether Erickson is himself gay — though the evidence does seem to suggest he is — the other suspect, an unnamed teen girl, is a “transgender male who was in the midst of transitioning from female to male,” according to The Denver Channel.
Their motive for the shooting, which reportedly left one dead and eight injured, reportedly “went beyond bullying and involved revenge and anger towards others at the school.”
Given all this information, would it be fair to suggest or insinuate that the two — particularly Erickson — had been motivated in part by the hateful and bigoted anti-Christian, anti-Trump rhetoric spouted daily by Democrat lawmakers, Democrat presidential candidates and mainstream media personalities?
The answer is no, of course. Not surprisingly, the left in general felt quite differently when the Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was found to be the owner of a MAGA hat last year.
Case in point:
Adam Lanza, Dylann Roof, Nikolas Cruz, Devin Kelley, Stephen Paddock, Omar Mateen, James Holmes, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold Elliot Rodger, Republicans radicalized them and gave them guns
— Anthony Gonzalez (@TonyWestside088) November 2, 2018
CNN has blamed the shooting on:
CNN has NOT blamed the shooting on:
-Broward county police
Quite sickening if you ask me.
— Brandon (@brandongroeny) February 24, 2018
Liberals say it was the NRA, Congress, and Republicans.
Level-headed people say it was Nikolas Cruz.
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) February 16, 2018
Trump gave white nationalist terrorist free reign is what he did. who radicalized Dylan Roof? Nicolas Cruz? The two white nat terrorists in Canada? Trump’s position on the Central Park 5 cemented his racist bonafides forever. yet here you are carrying his water.
— Fleetwood Mac & Cheese?? (@diasporter) April 21, 2018
Mark Anthony Conditt Nikolas Cruz is a domestic terrorist, radicalized by the MAGA right wing and emboldened by Donald Trump #AustinBombings #AustinBomber
— ??Obama/Pelosi Democrat ??and proud of it! (@ishakethethrone) March 21, 2018
Nikolas Cruz was radicalized by the same ultra-right-wing white nationalism that Trump has repeatedly encouraged. Remember Charlottesville.
— Terry E. Christian (@TChristianPhoto) February 20, 2018
Nikolas Cruz wasn’t mentally ill. He was a white nationalist terrorist who, like many others were emboldened by Trump.
Go on Facebook on ANY conservative comment board and go see how easy it is for them to be radicalized. They’re still blaming Obama & the Jewish media
— Juice (@juicekan) February 15, 2018
#parkland @nytimes @washingtonpost @POLITICOMag Next time your outlets do glowing pieces on “Trump voters” , think of Nikolas Cruz. How many more like him are being radicalized by this President and GOP https://t.co/tNMtRxFker
— SpeakOutNow16 (@SpeakOutNow16) February 16, 2018
In the case of the STEM School Highlands Ranch by two teens who appear to be left-wing in their thinking given their hatred for Christians and support for the anti-science transgender ideology, the left (including the media) have displayed an entirely different attitude.
As of Wednesday morning, only a handful of outlets — including The Washington Times, the Christian Broadcasting Network and the Daily Mail — had even mentioned the kids’ political leanings.
And no columns decrying “left-wing violence” had been published by anyone, as noted by social media users:
Media outrage about left-wing terrorism to start in 3… 2…. 1…. Maybe not.
— Moon Battery (@moon__battery) May 8, 2019
I’ll take “Things the mainstream media will never report,” for $1200, Alex.
— Rick Braun (@rickyb_sports) May 8, 2019
If this guy had conservative leanings, the MSM/Left would be trumpeting this, but since he’s liberal-leaning, nary a word about his politics.
— David At Large (@David_At_Large) May 8, 2019
Yah this is all over the mainstream news…oh wait…
— ? (@HytekOrganix) May 8, 2019
You wont hear that on CNN/MSNBC
— gonzoguffler (@GonzoGuffler) May 8, 2019
If this is the case, watch how quickly this story gets swept under the rug just like Sri Lanka
— Orlando Jackson (@SkidManJurej) May 8, 2019
After an Islamic terrorist bombed three churches in Sri Lanka last month, killing 253 Christians, the media effectively went into hibernation mode. So did congressional Democrats.
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