The Lesson American Christians Need to Learn from Oregon

Late last week, a madman who was apparently an anti-Christian zealot, entered Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon and murdered 9 innocent people.

Because the motto of the left in America is “Never let a serious crisis go to waste,” the first liberal reactions to the shooting were, of course, calls for more gun control. Many good conservatives are responding to these fallacious liberal arguments, so I won’t get into them here, but I do want to discuss something that I think has thus far gone unmentioned. While we don’t know the specifics surrounding the shooting or why Chris Harper Mercer did what he did, we do have the eyewitness testimony of several of his victims. And what they have to say is terrifying.

Stacy Boylan, the father of Anastasia Boylan, who was wounded, said she told him the gunman singled out Christians.

She said the gunman entered her classroom firing, told the professor teaching the class, “I’ve been waiting to do this for years,” and shot him point blank, Stacy Boylan said.

While reloading his handgun, the man ordered the students to stand up and asked whether they were Christians, Boylan told her family.

“And they would stand up, and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,’ ” Stacy Boylan told CNN, relaying his daughter’s account. “And then he shot and killed them.”

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