An alt-right “journalist” who covers the White House is casting blame for the recent fatal Florida school shooting not on a lack of firearm regulation, but on “the left,” which he says has “demonized” Christianity.
Seventeen people were killed in the mass shooting all because of the “lack of the role of the church in modern American society,” according to Lucian Wintrich, the White House correspondent for a far-right, pro-Trump website called The Gateway Pundit.
“Part of it is the lack of community and the lack of the role of the church in modern American society. And I think that the way the left has disparaged that, what they’ve done — and it infuriates me what the left has done these days — is they have demonized Christianity, the church, Jesus Christ, who if you read his teachings, right, it was ‘We’re all brothers. Look out for one another.’ The left has demonized that and then propelled these fringe ways of thinking,” Wintrich said.
He continued, “So previously, we could be as creative as we wanted but we understood morality. We understood who we are functioning under — quite honestly, God, right? I think a lot of especially younger people don’t have that anymore and then that this is what’s driving these shootings.”
“It’s disgusting. It’s absolutely disgusting,” Wintrich said. “The left is to blame. The left is purely to blame.”
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it’s Wintrich’s political blame game that’s “disgusting,” not the liberals calling for gun safety measures. Keep in mind that there are several serious contributing factors to mass shootings that have nothing to do with “God,” that churchgoers have been victims of these tragedies multiple times, and yet still Wintrich tries to claim the moral high ground.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this type of ridiculous behavior since the Florida shooting. In a similar display of irony and astounding religious closed-mindedness, Christian radio host Bryan Fischer said God could have stopped the shooting if only the kids had prayed and given the all-knowing deity a heads up.
Fischer said on Twitter that, if only the students had prayed beforehand, the all-knowing and all-powerful Christian God would have been more prepared and more capable of stopping the tragedy from occurring in the first place.
Hey, here’s an idea: why don’t we pray in schools BEFORE these shootings happen instead of waiting until we have dead students? Why does somebody have to die before even start talking about prayer? This is the 19th school shooting this year. What do we have to lose?
Sorry, Christian extremists, but your deity doesn’t protect people from mass shootings. Not in school. Not in churches. Nowhere. It’s time to retire that talking point.
(via Right Wing Watch)