Is this stochastic terrorism? Colorado Springs Christian ministry vandalized over gay club shooting

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A sign outside a local Christian ministry in Colorado Springs was defaced on Thanksgiving by a group of far-left extremists who, just like the media, blame Christian conservatives for the mass shooting last week at a gay nightclub in the same city.

“Their blood is on your hands. Five lives taken,” the vandals spray-painted on Focus on the Family’s front sign.

“Police [said] that the statement was spray-painted at some point during the wee hours of Thursday morning. Following the incident, someone tried to conceal the graffiti with a tarp and cardboard, but as of Friday the tarp had fallen off, leaving much of the wording visible,” according to local station KKTV.

The vandals also left what appeared to be cardboard with the words to 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 written on it.

Focus on the Family is, according to KKTV, an evangelical ministry founded in 1977, with its headquarters in Colorado Springs since 1991.

“The organization states on its website that it believes marriage is between a man and a woman, and in 2014 spoke out against adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to non-discrimination laws, citing concerns about conflicts with religious liberties,” KKTV notes.

These are standard Christian conservative beliefs, yet according to a growing segment of the radicalized far-left, these sorts of standard beliefs are to blame when gay and lesbian men and women are murdered.

Indeed, following the mass shooting earlier this month at Club Q, the entire establishment press began running reports and columns very blatantly suggesting that anyone with a Christian conservative worldview was to blame:

The Washington Post: “Club Q shooting follows year of bomb threats, drag protests, anti-trans bills”

USA Today: “Forget thoughts and prayers: Colorado Springs shooting is what comes from anti-LGBTQ hate”

Newsweek: “Right-Wing Anti-LGBT Rhetoric Slammed After Colorado Springs Club Shooting”

The Guardian: “The US right is stoking anti-LGBT hate. This shooting was no surprise”

NPR: “How political rhetoric factors into violence against the LGBTQ community”

The New York Times: “Club Q and the Demonization of Drag Queens”

The Los Angeles Times: “Op-Ed: Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs follows six brutal years of Republican anti-LGBTQ rhetoric”

NBC News: “Right-wing influencers and media double down on anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in the wake of the Colorado shooting”

NBC News: “How Colorado Rep. Boebert rubbed salt in the wounds of the LGBTQ community”

Colorado Public Radio: “Colorado politicians have promoted anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and policies — from local school boards to Congress — that escalate violence, experts and advocates say”

The undergirding idea was that anyone who dares to publicly express ideas that comport with Christian conservatism — opposition to same-sex marriage, opposition to drag shows for little children, opposition to LGBT indoctrination, etc. — personally played a role in motivating the shooter to action.

Only AFTER the media ran these reports was it learned that the biologically male shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, identifies as “non-binary,” which most likely means he himself is part of the LGBT community, and thus not some Christian conservative.

As for the perpetrators of Thursday’s vandalism, after the story went viral, they released a manifesto through a group called the Colorado Peoples Press.

“It is no accident that this [the mass shooting] happened in Colorado Springs, a city steeped in homophobia, transphobia, and white supremacy. It is no surprise that someone did this in the city that is home to such a hateful organization as Focus on the Family. If you visit their website, you will see them eagerly display their desire to rid the world of all queer people,” the manifesto reads.

A quick cursory glance through Focus on the Family’s website brings up nothing about eradicating so-called “queerness.” Instead, there’s just a bunch of content about marriage, parenting, faith, and other customary Christian themes.

“It is important to us that you understand why Focus on the Family must be held accountable for the ramifications of their hateful theology. You have seen the onslaught of anti-trans legislation, of which Focus on the Family is a huge proponent, both in funding and propaganda,” the manifesto continues.

“With an alarmingly expansive network, they work closely with powerful entities, such as the DeVos family, to promote and fund this anti-trans legislation. Focus on the Family’s goal is to eradicate queerness. Tactics they use to achieve this include indoctrination, media saturation, falsified research, and conversion therapy,” it adds.

Again, as noted earlier, the shooter has been identified as “non-binary,” not that it seems to matter. America’s far-left establishment press has already established a narrative — one that’s likely made it into every home by now — that Christian conservatives like Focus on the Family are to blame. And as usual, the media’s false, propagandistic narratives are now leading to real-world harm ….

Republished with permission from American Wire News Service

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