The shooter responsible for the deaths of two YWAM staff at our facility in Arvada, Colo. has been identified as Matthew Murray, 24, from Englewood, Colo.Was he recruited?
Following the shooting in Arvada, Murray fled to Colorado Springs where he opened fire at New Life Church, killing two others before being shot and killed by a security guard.
The victims at New Life Church -- sisters Stephanie Works, 18, and Rachel Works, 16 -- were involved with a summer outreach organized by New Life Church and a ministry of YWAM, which rents office space in the New Life campus. An older sister from the Works family participated in a YWAM Discipleship Training Program at a center in Colorado Springs.
[ cf citing a portion of tghe YWAM press release ]
And why three years later? A sleeper cell?
Do the Christianists Have Sleeper Cells???
And this tastey bit
The shootings took place 12 hours apart and 70 miles away from each other. (See previous post)Hum...
New Life Pastor Brady Boyd said the church's security guard who killed the Murray was a “hero.” He said she is normally his personal security guard, but on Sunday was on the lookout for danger following reports of a shooting at a Christian ministry near Denver earlier in the day that left two dead. He said she has a background in law enforcement but is not currently a law enforcement officer.
According to the Gazette in Colorado Springs, Fourth Judicial District Attorney Brian Newsome, said in a statement released today that shots fired by the guard appeared to “not only be appropriate, but also justified under Colorado law.” He said that his office is still reviewing the incident.
"Any New Testament church is under attack and duress. It's unique to us as westerners to think that when we come under attack there's something wrong with the church," which isn't true, Boyd said to the Rocky Mountain News.
[ cf Gunman "hated Christians," kicked out of YWAM ]
Needing a gun man to protect their pastor... what a clearly long strange trip from the old days when folks lived the courage of their convictions, even if that meant getting swept up and shuffled off into the soviet gulag, but maybe the christianists in america live in another faith????
I have little problem with the idea that one should have the right to shoot in one's own defense or in the defense of those one has been contracted to protect.... but it still seems a long strange trip here, and it will be very interesting to hear this one work it's way out.
Especially in this time of tax transferrance unto the unborn baby jesus...