WASHINGTON, November 8, 2017 — The mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, proves beyond all doubt that God is no totalitarian. Our God-given free will puts the responsibility for creating a good and just world squarely on our shoulders. The posers on the left, now calling for totalitarian gun control, believe the government should cross the threshold a freedom-loving Creator will not, to crush individual liberty in the name of safety.
Our secular theologians
And they are a humble lot:
“They were in a church that was full of prayers,” tweeted singer Rosanne Cash, “They need a government who will enact common-sense gun laws.”
“The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they’d still be alive,” tweeted actor Wil Wheaten.
The deep, theological dissertations above perfectly express the vapid virtue signaling of a media/entertainment complex now embroiled in multi-generational sex abuse scandals.
Abandoning God and guns
These people presume they know the purpose and power of prayer; they assume God is Santa Clause, whose concern is the comfort and prosperity of his creation. They forget Christ’s daunting commission to his followers: “Take up thy cross and follow me.”
They sound a lot like Devin Kelley, the 26-year-old Texas shooter. “He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and trying to preach his atheism,” a female social media friend of Kelley’s wrote in a post.
Kelley’s frustration with people of faith became so great he felt compelled to impose his will on members of a Baptist church, Mao-like, through the “barrel of a gun.”
He liquidated them in twisted homage to a totalitarian atheism that once declared religion the “opiate of the people.”
Individuals with wills for good or bad
Gun Control did not stop the shooter, Stephen Willeford did
Justice came for Kelly in the form of Stephen Willeford, who, like Kelly, was carrying a gun. But Willeford used his weapon for good, a concept that evades the moral posturers of the left.
Willeford wounded the escaping mass killer, flagged down a motorist and gave chase. The high-speed pursuit concluded when Kelly lost control of his vehicle and ended up in a ditch. His pursuers waited nearby for authorities (you can never find a cop when you need one).
But Kelly took his own life rather than surrender to the late-arriving police.
Gun Control in place, it just didn’t work
While a member of the U.S. Air Force, Kelly physically abused his wife and young child. These domestic violence crimes should have kept him from being able to legally purchase a gun.
The military is required to report to civilian authorities when service members are abusers in an effort to stop them from legally purchasing a weapon.
That government clearly failed⏤the same incompetent, morally vacuous government gun-control advocates insist “must act” to deny Stephen Willeford his unalienable right to defend his community against the Devin Kellys of this evil world.