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Ski manager shot after professing Christianity (shot for being a Catholic)
WND ^ | December 31, 2008

Posted on 01/01/2009 7:20:44 AM PST by NYer

NEDERLAND, Colo. – A gunman who broke into a staff meeting at a Colorado ski resort ranting about religion asked the manager what he believed and shot him twice when the victim responded he was Catholic, according to reports published today about the tragedy.

The gunman later was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in a firefight alongside a snowy mountain road, authorities confirmed.

The Boulder County coroner identified the gunman as Derik A. Bonestroo, 24, who had been living in Nederland. According to a report in the Boulder Daily Camera, witnesses said Bonestroo burst into the staff meeting yesterday at the Eldora Mountain Resort near here.

Sheriff Joe Pelle said Bonestroo was yelling something about religion to employees when resort General Manager Brian Mahon heard the commotion and came into the room. The Camera said witnesses reported the shooter asked Mahon which religion he believed, and when Mahon said he was Catholic, the shooter fired twice and killed him.

Sheriff's Commander Phil West said, "There are various interpretations about what was said. Witnesses told us (Bonestroo) had been through some emotional crisis."

Mahon, 49, leaves behind a wife and two children. He had worked at Eldora since 1991.

According to a statement from Boulder County Undersheriff Tom Shomaker, deputy John Seifert was on duty in Nederland when the call came in about the shooting. Told the shooter had fled and given a description of the vehicle, Seifer spotted a suspect vehicle on the Peak-to-Peak Highway only a few miles downhill from the ski area. After a short pursuit, the suspect vehicle stopped, the sheriff said.

"The male driver immediately opened fire on the deputy after stopping his vehicle," the sheriff's department statement said.

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1 posted on 01/01/2009 7:20:45 AM PST by NYer
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Mahon, 49, leaves behind a wife and two children.

Prayers for him and his family.

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2 posted on 01/01/2009 7:22:40 AM PST by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: NYer

The guy probably read some of the anti-Catholic posts on this site and got carried away.


3 posted on 01/01/2009 7:26:06 AM PST by Radl (rtr)
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To: NYer

Strange.


4 posted on 01/01/2009 7:27:56 AM PST by madison10
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To: Radl
The guy probably read some of the anti-Catholic posts on this site and got carried away.

Yeah, I'm sure that's it. Couldn't be that he was just some crazy bastard.

5 posted on 01/01/2009 7:31:19 AM PST by xone
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To: Radl

I somehow sincerely doubt that.


6 posted on 01/01/2009 7:31:53 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: NYer

All holy martyrs of God, pray for us!


7 posted on 01/01/2009 7:33:10 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: xone
Couldn't be that he was just some crazy bastard.

That would qualify him as having written some of them.

8 posted on 01/01/2009 7:33:18 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: Radl

and he got some shooting tips here too


10 posted on 01/01/2009 7:35:49 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: NYer
Anyone who believes that there is not a battle between good and evil in this world is a fool.

No, evil is not battling with God, who is in control, but with those who would follow God and spread His word.

And don't doubt that evil can don a nice smile and obtain power with smooth phrases.

11 posted on 01/01/2009 7:37:00 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Abortion has become little more than the New Left's execution of political prisoners.)
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To: Radl
The guy probably read some of the anti-Catholic posts on this site and got carried away.

For years it was said that anti-Catholic bias was the only acceptible form of bigotry left in America.

12 posted on 01/01/2009 7:39:26 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NYer
Ski manager shot after professing Christianity (shot for being a Catholic)

Some would think the title is misleading

13 posted on 01/01/2009 7:40:13 AM PST by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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Prayers for the poor man’s wife and kids.


14 posted on 01/01/2009 7:40:15 AM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Popman

And they would be incorrect.


15 posted on 01/01/2009 7:43:42 AM PST by DevNet
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To: NYer

Coroner’s Office says 24-year-old lift operator, Derik A. Bonestroo of Nederland, who shot and killed the general manager of Eldora Mountain Resort died after shooting himself.


16 posted on 01/01/2009 7:44:36 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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It’s going to get ugly here real fast ...


17 posted on 01/01/2009 7:44:48 AM PST by LiberConservative ("I, you know, can see, you know, upstate, you know, from my house, you know.")
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To: the invisib1e hand
"That would qualify him as having written some of them. "

Heh. Thanks, that was my first chuckle for the day -and 2009.

18 posted on 01/01/2009 7:45:28 AM PST by Justa (The media lied while Americans died.)
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To: NYer

Has anybody come up with the term Christianphobes yet?


19 posted on 01/01/2009 7:45:37 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: NYer

Could the killer have been a Muslim convert?


20 posted on 01/01/2009 7:47:06 AM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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