The Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon in which the gunman was said to have targeted Christians, based on some eyewitnesses' accounts, was not just a "violent crime," according to televangelist Pat Robertson. He believes the deadly assault had a spiritual influence, and the gunman's own alleged manifesto would seem to support such an assertion.
"I just say that — our heart goes out to those people when you think of the bravery, but that man was a satanist," Robertson said Tuesday. "He was a satanist. He wanted to be a prince in Lucifer's army. He made it clear. So we weren't dealing with some 'gun violence.' What we're dealing with is satanic violence against people of faith."
"And it shames us all. To think many times that you are in a crowd and they say, 'Do you know the Lord?' [and you say], 'Well, I'm not sure,' [that kind of thing]. 'Do you want to carry your Bible?' [And you say] 'Well, not really, I don't want to be embarrassed.' And those people were willing to stand up and take a bullet, be shot dead because of the name of Jesus. It humbles us all," Robertson added. more >>
An 11-year-old boy in Tennessee shot dead his eight-year-old neighbor after she refused to show him her puppy.
McKayla Dyer, 8, was playing outside their home in Tennessee, U.S. on Saturday evening when their 11-year-old neighbor came and asked to see the little dog. Latasha Dyer said her daughter said no to the boy and was later on fatally shot in her chest, according to Times Live (TL).
In an interview with WATE 6, Dyer said the boy had been bullying her daughter from the time they first came to White Pine. She said the boy always made fun of McKayla and called her names. He stopped being mean one time when she told the school principal about it. But his next move came as a shocker to everyone, the report details. more >>
If a gunman was demanding people to state their religion, and then killing those who professed faith in Christ, would you admit you are a Christian? That is how Chris Harper Mercer chose his victims during his shooting rampage in Oregon. Those who acknowledged Jesus as their Savior were shot in the head.
Would you be willing die for Christ if you were the one standing in front of the gunman? Would you be willing to take a bullet for Jesus?
Jesus was not only willing to die for our sins, but He actually went through with it. And the Oregon believers who acknowledged Christ instantly became martyrs. They stood strong in the face of certain death. And they will enjoy paradise forever because their Savior is faithful, and He was not caught off guard by a gunman's hateful rampage. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has said the mass shooting at a college in Oregon reveals that violent persecution of Christians is on the rise in the United States.
Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, opened fire on students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg last week, killing nine and wounding seven others before fatally shooting himself.
The head of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said in a Friday Facebook post that the shooting was proof of increased hostility toward Christians. more >>
When a white supremacist murdered black parishioners in Charleston, SC, there was national outrage leading to the banning of the Confederate Flag and a fresh discussion of race relations in America. But when Christians are targeted and murdered on a campus in Oregon, much of the nation yawns.
According to eyewitness reports, the Oregon shooter asked students what their religion was, and if they said "Christian" he shot them in the head. Yet the secular media, for the most part, is focusing more on gun laws than on the shooter's alleged anti-Christian motivation. Why?
Can you imagine what would have happened if the shooter went into a creative arts class, asked the students to declare their sexual orientation, and if they said "gay" shot them in the head? more >>
Catholic League's Bill Donohue has criticized several American mainstream news publications for failing to mention in their coverage of the Oregon shooting last week that the victims were specifically killed because they identified themselves as Christians. Donohue also claimed President Barack Obama would have been more outraged if the victims were Muslims.
"If African Americans or Muslims had been singled out, President Obama would have gone ballistic, Al Sharpton would be calling for street rallies, and CAIR would be asking for congressional investigations," Donohue argued in a statement.
"But because Christians are being cherry picked for murder, there is no call to arms. Indeed, many major media outlets aren't even telling the truth. It's obvious — 'Christian Lives Don't Matter' — either here or abroad," he added. more >>