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.