This is making me sick. Have you seen the articles and responses over the weekend to the Aurora Colorado shootings? Among the millions of outpourings of sympathy and compassion for the people and families involved in this tragedy, here’s how Christian’s are stealing the spotlight.
- Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket outside the prayer vigil for the Aurora, Colorado shootings.
- Jerry Newcombe, spokesman for Truth in Action, has said “We’re reaping what we’ve sown… Those who have rejected Christ are going to a terrible place.”
- Four global church organizations have issued a statement calling for a global clampdown on firearms.
- Greg Stier of Dare 2 Share blames Satan.
- You have wildfires and shootings ravaging Colorado, rather than offering words of comfort, prayer, and support religious leaders including “America’s Pastors” Rick Warren are chalking it up to God’s retribution for teaching Evolution, conducting abortions, and removing prayer from schools.
Why must we take this response? Why can’t Christians look at this as the act of a sick individual in the midst of a world that is filled with selfishness, hatred, and corruption? When you start making comments about God’s righteous indignation and condemnation on the wicked, you inherently open yourself up to the question “So why do bad things happen to good people?” If Rick Warren were struck and killed by a car this afternoon would it be God’s judgement on him for his sins? Would that also mean that if James Holmes is an instrument of God and his salvation is secure much the same way as any of the Old Testament Judges? Meanwhile an Atheist has a more rational response…