After we learned the man responsible for the recent synagogue shooting in Poway, California was an anti-Trump and anti-Israel advocate, the left-leaning mainstream media became silent on the subject. They were also reluctant to report that the man who stopped the shooter was an armed off-duty Border Patrol agent. None of this fit their narrative.
Now a school shooting incident in Highland Ranch, Colorado is experiencing a similar phenomenon.
Because the suspects, two gay and transgendered individuals, openly hated Christians and Republican President Donald Trump.
The first suspect has been identified an 18-yr-old gay high school student who worked as an actor in Colorado. He's been accused of wounding nine students at a K-12 STEM school in Douglas County. The second suspect has been identified as a transgender. (We won't be repeating their names - they don't deserve to be famous).
While we still don't know the exact motivation for the shooting we do know at least one of the shooters expressed hatred towards Christians and President Trump.
The 18-yr-old suspect wrote on his Facebook page, "You know what I hate? All these Christians who hate gays, yet in the bible, it says in Deuteronomy 17:12-13, if someone doesn’t do what their priest tells them to do, they are supposed to die. It has plenty of crazy stuff like that. But all they get out of it is ‘ewwwwww gays.'"
Anti-Trump posts also appeared on the suspect's page in 2016 and content praising Obama was posted in December of 2015.
Just so we're clear, I'm not suggesting the fact that these suspects are gay or transgender somehow caused them to purportedly shoot people. There are millions of gay and transgender individuals in our country who don't violently attack people for their opinions. But the suspect's ideological and theological opinions certainly seem newsworthy. If these two young men were conservative Trump-supporting Christians, you can most definitely bet that information would qualify as a front page headline for the NYTimes, the Wash-Post and CNN.
Don't expect mainstream news outlets to obsess over the details of the suspect's life choices and philosophical opinions. The Colorado high school shooters' disdain towards Christians and Republicans will take a backseat to banter about gun control and school bullying on networks like MSNBC and HLN. Talking heads won't talk about who these young men really were because it doesn't support their agenda against right-wing extremism.
Unfortunately the media has become incredibly predictable.
Frankly, what I find interesting is that the calls for gun control are relatively muted. And I think it has something to do with the leanings of the shooters. There are probably some on the left who think the victims "had it coming to them" for being so intolerant.
And do I think that the transition may have contributed to the mental state? Consider this: you can't flood an already screwed up female brain (puberty!) with hormones that are antithetical to it without causing some mental or behavioral issues. Those hormones may have increased the aggression response, and reduced the logic response. If you're going to transition to a different gender, wait until you're a fully grown and developed adult.
Besides, there's something here that just screams tragedy to me, beyond the obvious loss of life. And that is--could this trans person have been so wildly infatuated and in love with an out and proud young man, that she chose to be a man so she could be with him?
There are bigger problems here than gun control...
HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO - MAY 07: Police officers stand watch at the scene of a shooting in which at least seven students were injured at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)