A long list of the usual leftist suspects in Hollywood and the media immediately jumped on the vicious shooting in a Texas church blaming the shooting on Republicans, guns, and religion. But as the hours rolled on it became clear that the shooter was more like al those Hollywood atheists than he was like any Republican.
One of the first to jump to his Twitter account to slam his opponents was one-time Star Trek actor Will Wheaton.
The actor who took on the role of Wesley Crusher in the late 1980s series Star Trek: The Next Generation, one of the more hated characters in the whole 50-year history of Star Trek franchise, was incensed by a tweet from Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The Speaker tweeted out, “Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.”
In response, Wheaton essentially slammed Christianity as “worthless.”
The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they'd still be alive, you worthless sack of shit. https://t.co/iGHxPrYrLN
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2017
The 45-year-old actor was soon inundated with people of faith slamming him for denigrating their religion because of some crazed gunman. He was soon forced to issue an apology to “real people of faith” on Twitter.
Hey, real and actual people of faith: I hear you. I apologise for insulting you, in my rage at Paul Ryan's refusal to address gun violence.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2017
But, even as Wheaton and others initially tried to make the church shooting a way to attack Republicans and Christians, it turns out that the killer was a militant atheist who thought Christians were “stupid.”
According to new reports today, the killer, Devin Kelly, used to “rant” about how much he hates Christians and drove friends away with his militancy.
Classmate Nina Rosa Nava write on Facebook that the mass murderer used to rant on the social network about his atheist beliefs.
She said: “He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and trying to preach his atheism.”
Fellow user Christopher Leo Longoria replied: “I removed him off FB for those same reasons! He was being super nagtive (sic) all the timd (sic).”
Being an atheist who hates Christians, this murderer is far more like Wil Wheaton’s ideal person than any Republican’s idea of right and proper thinking.
It has also come to light that the killer was transitioned out of the Air Force over domestic abuse charges and that he lied on his paperwork in order to buy a gun at a Texas sporting goods store. But it also means that Kelly is yet another in a growing list of killers who passed their background checks.
Despite all these facts, numerous other celebrities joined the ill-informed and hateful Wil Wheaton in jumping on the bandwagon to politicize the shooting before the pools of blood had even dried.
Schlock Horror writer Stephen King was one who was quick to call for new gun laws:
How many more have to die before we enact sane gun control laws?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 5, 2017
But he was far from the only one:
When a plane crashes, air travel becomes exponentially safer bc of the lessons learned. But 1 mass shooting after another…nothing.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 5, 2017
Terror attack that kills 6 gets travel bans same day; Deadliest mass shooting & deadliest church shooting ever get prayers & 2 soon to talk
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 5, 2017
Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 5, 2017
Other members of the left-wing elite immediately blamed the National Rifle Association:
.@nra you are a terrorist organization. you aid, abet, and protect terrorists.
— Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) November 5, 2017
The @NRA is soaked and bathed in blood. How do its adherents sleep at night?
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 5, 2017
Well, the left is nothing if not consistent.