Avoiding the education behind a hate-filled heart

Friday, May 10, 2019
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Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

CO shooter EricksonMore details are starting to come out about the two teenage shooters who took a life and injured eight others this week at a Colorado high school, but some details might get dropped from the typical news story.

Just before 2 p.m. on May 7, Devon Erickson (pictured at right) and accomplice Maya McKinney allegedly walked into the Highlands Ranch STEM school with two loaded handguns and began firing before they were tackled.

One well-deserved post-shooting story describes the heroism of Kendrick Castillo (pictured below), an 18-year-old senior who helped tackle Erickson and thus helped end the shooting, paying for his courage with his own life.

Two others joined Castillo in stopping Erickson, and an unnamed private security guard is credited with subduing McKinney, The Associated Press reported.

But what about the two shooters themselves? Are they MAGA hat-wearing white supremacists? NRA members? 

Kendrick CastilloAnd why did they do it? Were they inspired by President Trump? By the tea party? By a Fox News host? 

News website The American Conservative, which has been following the shooting, points out Erickson’s white car that was towed from his home was spray-painted with “666” and a Pentagram, and the words “fu-- society” were spray-painted on its side.

On his Facebook page, Erickson complained in a 2014 post that he hates “all these Christians who hate gays” for their biblical views.

The same story notes that law enforcement authorities misidentified the accomplice as a male when the “he” is a she who claims to be transgender and is transitioning from “Maya” to “Alec.”

American Conservative writer Rod Dreher then writes:

Watch the coverage over the next few days. It hardly needs saying — but I’m going to say it anyway — that these alleged killers do not represent all gays, allies, or non-Christians, any more than Christians or Muslims who shoot up or bomb places represent all in their religion. But it’s going to be very, very interesting to observe how the media craft this narrative to explain what role the identities these two suspects embraced played in justifying their violent actions. 

McFarland

“I guarantee the fact that Devon Erickson was profiling and trying to kill Christians,” responds Christian apologist Alex McFarland. “You're not going to hear that on MSNBC or CNN, or the secular media, because they have an agenda.”

Digging deeper into the issue, McFarland says the blood of the victims can be traced to a Godless, secular worldview being taught to America’s schoolchildren in public schools.

Echoing that warning, American Family Radio host Abe Hamilton told his audience after the shooting that one shouldn't be surprised at teenagers killing other teenagers when they have been taught that there is no objective right or wrong, and that human life is not inherently valuable.

If teenagers have been taught since childhood that human beings are “amoeba turned fish turned turned monkey turned man,” Hamilton told his audience, why are people surprised when some people act on the view that life holds no value?  

Hamilton

“Let’s get down to the core of the issue,” Hamilton went on to say. “The reason that life is valuable if that He made them both male and female.”

Castillo, the shooting victim, was remembered in a Catholic News Agency story for attending a Catholic school before attending the STEM school. He volunteered as an usher at Mass and worked beside his dad at Knights of Columbus events, wearing his own blue apron for their breakfasts. 

In the story, Castillo is also described as the one student everybody who knew him suspected to be the classmate who laid down his life for his friends. 

"He truly was a living saint," a family friend said of the teenager. 

Paraphrasing the warning from Soviet dissident Alexandr Solzhentism, Drehr writes in his story that "the line between good and evil runs down the middle of every human heart."


Editor's Note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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