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Prayers and Condolences for Arvada and Colorado Springs

Jim Burroway

December 9th, 2007

Four shot, two died in Arvada, Colorado outside of Denver. Four more shot at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. We will update those two posts as more information become available. We don’t know if these two incidents are related, but I fear the worst.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were injured and killed, to their families and friends, and to the communities affected by this senseless and incomprehensible violence. And our prayers also go for the swift apprehension of all those responsible for these shootings.

See also:

Colorado Gunman Scared Co-Workers, Heard Voices
The LaBarbera Award: Tony PerkinsPrayers and Condolences for Arvada and Colorado Springs
Four Shot At New Life Church
Two Christian Missionaries Killed, Two Injured Near Denver



Timothy Kincaid
December 9th, 2007 | LINK

It is a sad and tragic day. These situations remind us that ultimately we are all one family.

Today we set aside our religious and political difference to pray for God’s peace on the family, friends, and community of the victims of these brutal and senseless crimes.

Emily K
December 9th, 2007 | LINK

I really hope the shooter isn’t gay…. imagine the fallout…

December 9th, 2007 | LINK

This is truly tragic. I hope we find out soon what motivated the killer(s).

Regardless of whether the shooter is gay, the right-wing machine will still milk this incident to whip up fear of “Christian persecution” and to raise more money for projects that will ultimately target gays.

However, if the shooter is not gay, I still predict that the Watchmen on the Walls will somehow find a connection between the gay community and these shootings. I’m sure Scott Lively will use the events to claim that “the world hates Christians, and the leading haters of Christians are gays. So, it’s another example of what the world will be like if they’re in charge. That’s why we need to stop them.”

Or something like that.

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