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Evangelical Deems Non-Christian Aurora Shooting Victims Are Hell-Bound

It galls me that when there are human tragedies of the kind that occurred in the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre this past week that so-called “Christians” turn up on the airwaves not with words of consolation and spiritual solace, but messages of fear and damnation. What pathetic, sad lives people like Truth in Action Ministries’ Jerry Newcombe lead. The cleric bleated this unforgivable crap on an American Family Association radio show:

If a Christian dies early, if a Christian dies young, it seems tragic, but really it is not tragic because they are going to a wonderful place.. on the other hand, if a person doesn’t know Jesus Christ.. if they knowingly rejected Jesus Christ, then, basically, they are going to a terrible place.

He also wrote this about the tragedy on AFA’s online outlet, One News Now:

I can’t help but feel that to some extent, we’re reaping what we’ve been sowing as a society. We said to God, “Get out of the public arena.” Lawsuit after lawsuit, often by misguided “civil libertarians,” have chased away any fear of God in the land — at least in the hearts of millions.

…The founders gave us a system where voluntary God-fearing was the underpinning of civility in society. The more internal restraints people have, the less need they have for external restraints. (And the converse is true.) That’s why I can’t understand the ongoing crusade of those who want to remove any vestige of Judeo-Christian in the public arena. All they’re doing is making everything worse for everyone else.

As this myopic heartless man makes clear, he sees it as impossible for people to have a moral center or ethical principles if they are agnostic, athiests, or non-Christians. How does he explain the acts of domestic terrorists who were self-proclaimed Christians such as Timothy McVeigh or Eric Robert Rudolph?

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