As if mass murder tragedies aren’t bad enough, so many people need to make sure we build a mountain of self-interest all the way to the damn moon in response to them.
The article is about what you’d expect:
The Daily Telegraph has learned that “police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag” from the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan Wednesday. In an apparent hate crime, Flanagan is the 41 year-old black journalist who murdered two white Virginia reporters on live television Wednesday morning before turning his gun on himself.
Wait, an apparent hate crime? Says who? The guy got fired and was pissed off about it and sought revenge against the person who replaced him.
In a manifesto faxed to ABC News, Flanagan, an Obama-supporter, claimed that his motive involved a “race war.” Flanagan was black and gay and apparently angered by the fact that he had been a victim of racism and homophobia at the hands of “black men and white women.”
Excellent. So he supported Obama, just like millions of people who voted for him, but we have it implied that being an Obama-supporter is somehow played a part (otherwise, why not just say “Flannagan, who liked to wear cargo pants…”). You go, Breitbart.
Because isn’t the reason this guy committed mass murder obviously everybody conservatives hate and not god telling him to kill people like he said in his manifesto?
Both of Flanagan’s intended victims were straight.
There was nothing in his manifesto to suggest he hated straight people, so the inclusion of this line is just bizarre. Well, not really. It’s obviously there to hint that gay people are somehow an inherent threat to straight people. Because…
The gay pride rainbow flag reportedly found in Flanagan’s apartment is seen by many as a symbol of anti-Christian hate.
The LGBT flag symbolizes love and the right for people to express as they please with consenting adults. That’s about as far from hate as it gets. Christians are seen in opposition to this flag because the people who oppose the notion of equal rights are almost homogeneously Christian.
Not everything that says “Christians don’t get their way when it comes to my life” is anti-Christian.
Bear in mind, Breitbart vociferously defended the state-sanctioned display of the Confederate flag which really was deployed as a symbol of racial hatred. Ah, them double standards.