According to press reports, the man who attacked two Christian outlets in Colorado yesterday did so as a reaction to being denied a bunk for the night at a youth missionary center. I'm sure I'm not the only one to note the irony.
You also have to wonder whether the gunman chose his second venue based on its association with the self-styled “Reverend” Ted Haggard, who resigned from its proprietorship under a cloud of methamphetamine smoke and a whiff of homosexual sodomy.
And why must we voice a heightened “sense of outrage” by dint of the shootings taking place in a “religious facility,” as Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter claims we must? Hell, there were armed guards at the New Life megachurch, where the gunman met his own new death.
Their presence denotes a heightened expectation of mayhem.
I don't see why senseless gun violence is any more or less regrettable or contemptible whether it occurs in a church or a biology lab. That the victims were nominally Christian makes no difference whatsoever. It's a bad deal regardless of the circumstances.
That they were nominal Christians and turned the man away from a bed for the night does make a difference, however, and it will be interesting to find out what the reasons for that were. And that the purported killer is being described variously as sporting a “beanie” or a “skull cap” makes it all the more intriguing.
eta: AP is reporting that police have been searching a home in Englewood, CO, southeast of Denver, which this site lists as the address of a local neurologist. Of course it could be in error, outdated, or any number of other things.
The info at WhitePages.com, however, matches the above.