Americans have become accustomed to stories of mass shootings – in our schools, our job sites and even in night clubs.
The media pounces on every story as if it was “the story of the year,” and spends countless hours rehashing just exactly what took place.
The point is, every shooting is a tragedy, and the media loves to play the tragedy game in their reporting.
But, something was different about the latest school shooting in Colorado and it has the media surprisingly quiet…
And most observers know why. This shooting didn’t fit their narrative, so they all but ignored it.
The media’s narrative is usually something like this:
A disgruntled MAGA hat-wearing Christian fanatic goes into his arsenal of hundreds of machine guns and picks out the scariest one and starts shooting up the school.
So, the only answer is more gun control.
Unfortunately for the media, and liberal politicians, the recent Colorado shooting at a Denver area STEM school did not fit into their tidy storyline.
Instead, this time it turns out the two shooters were disgruntled teens, described as anti-Christian, Satanist and transsexual.
One of the students accused of opening fire at a Denver area STEM school, killing one student and wounding eight other people, bullied younger kids, frequently attacked and mocked Christianity and Christian students and would make jokes about shooting up the school.
The suspected shooter, 18-year-old Devon Erickson, “would whisper, like get really close and kinda put his arm around you, and whisper in your ear, ‘don’t come to school tomorrow,'” said Kevin Cole, a former student of STEM School Highlands Ranch, during an interview on “Today.”
Erickson, and a juvenile, who police identified as “a girl who prefers male pronouns,” is accused of entering the K-12 school with handguns on Tuesday.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The motive of the Colorado shooting suspects ‘went beyond bullying and involved revenge and anger towards others at the school,’ sources close to the investigation told the Denver Channel.
The shooting resulted in one death with eight other students wounded.
At least one of the suspects had been in therapy and illegally used drugs, the Channel also reported. One of the suspects, Devon Erickson, is an adult while the other unnamed suspect is a minor.”
Facebook posts reveal that 18-year-old Devon Erickson previously expressed hatred for Christians, according to Heavy.
Since none of this fits the narrative the mainstream media is trying to sell, they have quietly gone away and moved on to other “hard-hitting news” like calling the Catholics slaughtered in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday “Easter worshippers” instead of Christians, or Catholics.
Meanwhile, in addition to ignoring the anti-Christian bigotry at the root of the Colorado shooters’ motives, the media is also giving scarce coverage to the bravery and self-sacrifice of one Colorado STEM student.
Kendrick Castillo joined two of his friends, Brendan Bialy and Joshua Jones in rushing the shooters and disarming them before any more damage could be done. Kendrick was killed in the struggle.
According to an article in Time:
“The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun, recounted one of the young men.
They slammed the teenager, a classmate of theirs, against the wall and struggled with him when shots rang out. Kendrick Castillo, who led the charge, slumped to the ground.”
His close friend, Brendan Bialy, wrestled the gun away and called out to Castillo. There was no response, Bialy told a roomful of reporters on Wednesday, as he recalled what happened the previous day at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
“Kendrick went out as a hero,” Bialy said. “He was a foot away from the shooter and instead of running the opposite direction he ran toward it.”
Local authorities said the brave actions of these young men greatly minimized the bloodshed from the shooting that wounded eight and resulted in the death of Castillo.
Among the injured was Jones, who was shot twice during the melee to relieve the shooters of their guns.
While certainly an unimaginable tragedy, the acts of Bialy, Jones and the self-sacrifice of Castillo show that good can triumph over evil with God’s grace and protection.
John 15:13 says:
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Lift up Kendrick Castillo’s family and friends in your prayers this week and pray for our elected officials that they would make decisions that will help put an end to these shootings, and not simply pass laws that will only restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans.
And pray for the shooters and their families. That they may find Christ and accept His forgiveness and His mercy.