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Guess Who Liberals Are Blaming the Orlando Shooting On?

An “assault rifle” walked into a nightclub and killed 49 people and wounded 50 others. No, no, that’s not right.

A Muslim walked into a nightclub and killed 49 people and wounded 50 others in the name of Allah. No, no, that’s not right. It was “terrorism,” “hatred,” and the Second Amendment that did it.

Actually, it was a Muslim who carried the guns and pulled the triggers that killed and wounded all those people. The guns didn’t do anything on their own.

The homosexual advocacy group Pink Pistols called on other homosexuals to arm themselves: “Guns did not do this, a human being did.’” Absolutely. More than 100 million gun owners didn’t do this. A Muslim with guns murdered people in the name of Allah in defense of his country — Afghanistan.

But who’s getting blamed for the murders? Not the radical religion of Islam. It’s Christians!

“Several American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys took to Twitter to blame the ‘Christian Right’ for Sunday’s deadly terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which left 50 dead and 53 injured.

Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, claimed the social and political environment cultivated by Christian conservatives in recent months was to blame for the shooting at Pulse, a nightclub popular with Orlando’s LGBT community.” (Source)

Strangio tweeted, “The Christian Right has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months and people blaming Islam for this. No.” No one on the Christian Right has harmed a single person who engages in same-sex sexuality. It was a Muslim who did the shooting. And why not since suspected homosexuals are routinely murdered in Islamic nations. So why not here?

Now it’s coming out that the murderer was, like Strangio, someone who wanted to have sex with other men. Of course, Strangio will blame Christians for creating this self-loathing Muslim homosexual. Strangio is derangio.

There’s a history of blaming Christians for the crimes committed by others:

“In the summer of 64, Rome suffered a terrible fire that burned for six days and seven nights consuming almost three-quarters of the city. The people accused Emperor Nero for the devastation claiming he set the fire for his own amusement. In order to deflect these accusations and placate the people, Nero laid blame for the fire on the Christians. The emperor ordered the arrest of a few members of the sect who, under torture, accused others until the entire Christian populace was implicated and became fair game for retribution. As many of the religious sect that could be found were rounded up and put to death in the most horrific manner for the amusement of the citizens of Rome. The ghastly way in which the victims were put to death aroused sympathy among many Romans, although most felt their execution justified.” ((“Nero Persecutes the Christians, 64 A.D.,” EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2000).))

The account of this history is told by the Roman historian Tacitus “in his book Annals [Book 15:44] published a few years after the event. Tacitus was a young boy living in Rome during the time of the persecutions.”

Here’s the Strangio logic. Christians are against same-sex sex; therefore, they are guilty of violence against people who engage in same-sex sex. Of course, Christians oppose theft, adultery, pedophilia, and other behaviors, and yet we haven’t seen any reports of Christians killing any of these people. In fact, as far as I’ve been able to tell, there aren’t any incidents of self-professed Christians who have killed people who engage in same-sex sexuality.

This is from a pro-same-sex sexuality site:

“Admittedly it’s impossible to know exactly how many of these murders [of homosexuals or transgenders] were hate crimes. An unknown number were murdered for common individual motives, such as LGBTI people killed by jealous lovers or in robberies gone bad, rather than out of hatred of LGBTI people in general.” (Source)

Homosexual serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan murdered openly homosexual fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997. Were Christians to blame? I guess Christians were to blame for AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among homosexuals. The CDC reports:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases where sex of sex partner was known in the United States.” (Source)

People are murdered every day in the United States. Sixty-five people were murdered in Chicago of May of this year. Most of them were black. Who’s to blame? Chicago is Obama’s town. Where is the outrage? Since conservatives can’t be blamed for the mayhem, the media and Obama remain silent.

Christians are opposed to being forced to accept the claim that same-sex-sexuality is moral, rational, and a civil right deserving of special protective rights. Same-sex sexuality is just like adultery, fornication, pedophilia, prostitution, lap dancing, pole dancing, etc. They are all chosen sexual behaviors. If a baker should not be forced to bake a cake with a message that supports adultery, fornication, pedophilia, prostitution, lap dancing, and pole dancing, they shouldn’t be forced to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Christians who have been persecuted and prosecuted for refusing to participate in same-sex weddings have not perpetrated violence on anyone. They are prohibited from doing so. It’s against biblical jurisprudence. The “Christians are to blame” meme will not fly. In the case of the Orlando murders, Fundamental Islam is the culprit.

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Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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