Keyes: Charleston Shooting Was Pro-Gay, Anti-Christian Violence

The lengths to which people will go to avoid reality is astounding sometimes. Even after we have Dylann Roof’s own writings that explicitly say that he murdered nine people at a church in Charleston because he’s a racist and wants to start a race war, Alan Keyes is still pretending that it was really anti-Christian motivations — and maybe pro-gay too!

Take, for example, Alan Keyes, who told Newsmax host Steve Malzberg yesterday that he does not believe that the shooting was racially motivated but was actually an incident of pro-gay, anti-Christian violence. Keyes, a Republican politician and conservative activist, said that he has personally experienced more animosity due to his religious beliefs than to his race, so concluded that the massacre must have been caused by religious hostility and thus is the latest example of the supposed “persecution” of Christians in America.

He said that the “storyline” focusing on the racial component of the Charleston shooting was “fabricated without much regard for the facts,” dismissing people who seek to “play the race card” and “play games with race” in wake of the shooting. Keyes then suggested that Dylann Roof, the shooter who left behind an extensive white supremacist manifesto, might actually have been committing a terrorist act on behalf of gay rights.

Jesus Christ, Keyes. You have left Planet Earth and gone to some bizarro world where up is down and black is white. The “racial component” is not a “storyline” pushed by the media, it’s what the killer himself plainly said was his motivation. Facts simply do not matter to Keyes, he will lie and obfuscate all day long to protect his precious narrative from the slings and arrows of reality.

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  • John Pieret

    Breaking News! SSM wins in SCOTUS! Disappointingly, it is 5-4. Roberts dissented.

  • colnago80

    Re John Pieret @ #1

    Super lying schmuck Alan Keyes is probably chewing the carpet now.

  • emc2

    We need a thread on this quick! I thought there was a chance Roberts might join the majority, but I was reading his dissent and I thought it was Scalia’s. Oh well. The right wing freakout is going to be epic, and probably hilarious.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Yeah, because when whites kill blacks for no reason, gays always benefit. (Black gays? White gays? French gays?) Now if only someone would explain HOW they benefit…I mean I’d love to see the cause-and-effect linkage here, I bet that would be pure bulldada comedy gold…

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … he has personally experienced more animosity due to his religious beliefs than to his race…

    How odd Keyes didn’t mention his inane and appalling political beliefs as an animosity-generator.

  • arakasi

    “Animosity due to religious beliefs” = being called a bigot for his stand on homosexuality

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He’s right. What do you think all those Pride floats are used for for the rest of the year, if not drive-bys?

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    Alan Keyes’s middle name is Lee? I thought it was Don, they way he keeps braying.

  • John Hinkle

    His half open eyes are analogous to his half-full brain.

  • caseloweraz

    Keyes, from RWW: President Obama and people who want to “satisfy this or that sense of themselves and their sexual passions” created an anti-Christian climate which may have inspired the shooter, Keyes said, speculating that Roof may have been trying to “intimidate” people who oppose “the destruction of traditional marriage.”

    How amazing (but unsurprising) that it always comes back to President Obama. Anything that happens in this country (and often elsewhere in the world) that the GOP doesn’t like is President Obama’s fault.

    Here’s my advice for three-time GOP presidential candidate Alan Keyes: Drop the specious reasoning and just confine yourself to a four word conclusion — “I hate President Obama.”

    It would work like this: “A man shot nine people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. I hate President Obama.”

  • caseloweraz

    Left0ver1under: Alan Keyes’s middle name is Lee?

    What’s the chance that middle name commemorates a Confederate general?

  • Hoosier X

    Keyes, a Republican politician and conservative activist, said that he has personally experienced more animosity due to his religious beliefs than to his race …

    Did he elaborate on this? Did he break it down by analyzing every instance where he was attacked and murdered? How many times was he attacked and murdered in a church? How many times was he attacked and murdered in a BLACK church? How many times was he attacked and murdered by the Gay Agenda? How many times was he attacked and murdered by PZ Myers?

    Until I see his methodology, I’m dubious about his conclusions.

  • Hoosier X

    And I wonder how his daughter feels about Keyes’s “Little Miss Martyr” act.

    When he kicked her out of the house, was it because of race, or religion?

  • Dave Maier

    Apparently Keyes gets pulled over all the time for Driving While Catholic.

  • abb3w

    @12ish, Hoosier X

    Did he elaborate on this?

    His statement actually seems plausible.

    I base this on my impression that the ARIS (2012) data shows Christian fundamentalists tend to be viewed rather negatively; it might even be more negatively than black people are. This may be because of “postjudice” — unlike most of the traits prejudicially attributed to blacks, being a fundamentalist actually has a strong correlation to being a fascist follower type of asshole, much as Keyes exemplifies.

    Fundamentalist hypersensitivity to classifying this as “animosity” and “persecution” may further compound and exaggerate his perception such that his degree of whininess may be unwarranted, but the basic claim still seems likely sound.

  • Donnie

    Three time GOP Presidential Candidate

    i.e., three time loser….

  • Hoosier X

    The highlight of Alan Keyes’s political career was when he jumped into the mobile mosh pit on Michael Moore’s show.

  • sharonb

    Alan keyes, my favorite bombastic pompous religious @$$HOLE. Infatuated with his own brilliance and sound of his own voice. Quite the speaker, this little man.

  • Pen

    He’s ‘appropriating’ the actions of a white supremacist terrorist to make a point of his own. Why? Because in a population of several million people, there’s always going to be one.

  • Al Dente

    Donnie @16

    Three time GOP Presidential Candidate

    i.e., three time loser….

    Three strikes and you’re out.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @Al Dente

    Don’t we all wish that were true.