In the wee hours of Sunday morning, a gunman took over Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL, in an attack that claimed the lives of 50 people and wounded 53 more. It later emerged that the shooter, Omar Mateen, had links to the Islamic State and was a “known quantity” to federal authorities.
The Islamic State seemingly deserves credit for knowing exactly how to divide Americans with such an attack. Christians stood in solidarity with those who were senselessly killed, and conservatives pointed to radical Islamic terror as the source for the evil, noting that many interpretations of Islamic law seek the death penalty for homosexuals.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.”
— Galatians 6:2 #PrayForOrlando
— Ravi Zacharias (@RaviZacharias) June 13, 2016
Meanwhile, many liberals actually attacked Christians, saying their “homophobia” played a role, and many more emphasized the need for gun control, which arguably would make such shootings more likely, not less. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) declared that homophobia and Islamophobia are “interconnected systems of oppression,” despite the clear Islamic motivations behind the shooter. Also, gun control would disarm these people.
Here is PJ Media’s list of the most egregious tweets following the shooting, taking “credit,” ignoring the facts, and blaming political enemies rather than the real perpetrator of the attack.
Next Page: Gun control and a pastor who makes Christians look bad.
14. On the morning of the shooting, #GunControlNow was trending.
How can you not see the news and see we need #GunControlNow? Fifty people are dead. The worst U.S. shooting in history! What will it take?
— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) June 12, 2016
As if criminals would be unable to gain access to firearms if we took them from law-abiding folks…
13. This pastor made Christians look bad.
Christian pastor from Arizona posts a video celebrating the Orlando massacre. The homophobia is gob-smacking https://t.co/WcvCJh9Uwo
— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal) June 13, 2016
This is exactly the opposite of what a good Christian witness on this looks like. Later in his remarks, the pastor predicts that the shooting will be used to push gun control, and that Christians will be wrongfully blamed for the events. While he is right on those points, his refusal to stand with the victims here is chilling and makes Christians look bad.
Next Page: The flipside of Christians looking bad is gay triumphalists, who think because LGBT people were killed in cold blood, America should suddenly adopt their agenda wholesale.
12. This, also, is going way too far.
I literally never want to hear again that LGBT people in the bathroom are a threat to public safety. — Jeremy Moss (@JeremyAllenMoss) June 12, 2016
The tweet is slightly disingenuous — the concern about alleged transgenders being able to use the bathroom opposite to their sex is more about the privacy of the rest of us, and especially about protecting little girls from potential predators who are not really transgender but use that as an excuse to prey upon victims.
11. Cheap shot at a conservative politician.
Marco Rubio, who opposes marriage equality, adoption equality, and LGBT civil rights laws, is on CNN condemning Muslim bigotry against gays.
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) June 12, 2016
It is perfectly logically consistent to oppose gay marriage, homosexual adoption, and other parts of the LGBT agenda and still condemn the ideology behind a senseless murder of our fellow men.
Next Page: Let’s hear from our presidential candidates!
10. Terror attack? Here’s the solution: Gun Control!
“We need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals.” —Hillary on the FL attack — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 12, 2016
9. Appreciate the congrats…
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
Next Page: Alternate tactic — let’s blame all religion for the work of one particular man who pledged loyalty to one particular group.
8. Yes, some do lump all religions together. The timing on this does not seem like a coincidence.
#IAmSickenedBy Religion. All the fuss over a work of fiction.
— The Computer Doctor (@NavinPersad) June 13, 2016
7. Yes, TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick did actually tweet this.
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) June 12, 2016
It was a prescheduled tweet, and he removed it later, but it still looked horrible at the time.
6. This is a good point…
Except for the simple fact that the Islamic State clearly targets homosexuals for death and says it does so to practice Islam.
5. Oh, “Islamophobia.”
When people are senselessly killed in the name of a religion, it isn’t Islamophobia to condemn such attacks. And again, just because you don’t support the LGBT agenda doesn’t mean you agree with these evil murderers.
Next Page: Are Republicans accessories to murder?
4. And I support an expansion in gun ownership for the same reason.
3. So Republicans are accessories to murder, apparently.
On a side note, the terror watch list is unfortunately very broad. This is why Republicans did not back this legislation. Also, if even one of the attendees at Pulse had a gun, the attack might have ended with only one or two casualties. But, you know, the guns did it.
Next Page: Blaming Christians for the ISIS attack?! And the NY Daily News “thanks” someone for it…