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  • Anonymous donor offers to pay for new church building in Sutherland Springs following massacre

    11/10/2017 10:59:49 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2017 | Jana. J. Pruet
    The pastor of the tiny Texas church where a madman massacred 26 people and wounded 24 last Sunday wants the building torn down.“The pastor expressed his desire that perhaps the best way forward is to have the church demolished and replaced with a prayer garden,” Southern Baptist Convention spokesman Roger “Sing” Oldham, told USA Today.The Southern Baptist Convention’s president and CEO of the executive committee, Frank Page, and SBC President Steve Gaines confirmed the church will be razed, Religion News Service reported. The decision came after meeting with the Sutherland Springs pastor Frank Pomeroy, whose 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, was killed during the...
  • Time for Gods Men to Pack Heat to Church

    11/09/2017 4:24:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    raptureforums ^ | Bryan Fischer
    Devin Kelley, an atheist and Air Force reject, a man who had been court-martialed and dishonorably discharged for assaulting his wife and child, entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday in full combat gear and cut down 26 Christians in cold blood and put another 20 in the hospital. Victims include eight members of one family and the pastors own 14-year-old daughter. The fill-in pastor was shot in the back as he made his way up to the pulpit. Said Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt, Jr, He (Kelley) just walked down the center aisle, turned...
  • Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

    11/09/2017 4:15:31 PM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    austin cbs ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | JIM VERTUNO
    The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said. Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship. A national Southern Baptist spokesman said Pomeroy discussed the plan with the denomination's top executives, who traveled to the rural community in a show of support.
  • Inside the Texas church, she thought it was her turn to die. Then outside, a man appeared.

    11/07/2017 5:33:43 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 119 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/7/17 | Samantha Schmidt
    She told her son that the shooter paced back and forth, firing into the pews and shooting at cellphones anytime someone tried to call police. He shot at her phone at least three times. With every shot, she was crying, he said of the woman. She was just staring at my mom while she tried to comfort her. As he fired rounds into the woman, Farida Brown held her hand, telling her she was heading to heaven. At that moment, she heard a shot fired from a different man, at the front door. The other man was Stephen Willeford, who...
  • When Jeanne Assam's Gun Stopped a Church Massacre

    11/07/2017 7:53:51 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/7/17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Once again, the cries for gun control measures that wouldnt have stopped the shooter are being heard. Yet once again, it was a good guy with a gun that in this case pursued the killer in a chase that resulted in death, preventing further deaths and saving lives. Once again, we hear cries that the good guy with the gun should be disarmed. If a good guy with a gun had been inside the First Baptist Church, the killer could have been blown away and we might not be having this conversation. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pointed out what...
  • Democratic Senator Responds to Texas Church Shooting by Suggesting Law That Already Exists

    11/07/2017 7:05:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    A Democratic senator responded to the Sunday mass shooting at a Texas church by suggesting the U.S. adopt a law that is already on the books. Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz (D.) shared an excerpt of a New York Times story detailing how, while in the military, the shooter was convicted of assaulting his wife and infant step-son. "A simple idea: Anyone convicted of domestic abuse should see their rights under the 2nd Amendment severely curtailed," Schatz tweeted on Monday. In fact, federal law already prohibits domestic abusers from purchasing or owning guns.
  • Democrats Filibustered Legislation That Would Have Resulted in Texas Church Shooter Being in Prison

    11/07/2017 6:27:40 AM PST · by Jewbacca · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 November 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Mondays broadcast of the Fox News Channels Fox News @ Night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized Democrats for filibustering the Grassley-Cruz legislation in 2013 that would have resulted in this shooter being in federal prison instead of murdering those innocents in that Texas church. Cruz said, [T]his should have been stopped beforehand. Under federal law, it was illegal for this individual to purchase a firearm. He had a conviction for a crime thats punishable by more than a year in prison, and he had a conviction for multiple domestic violence crimes. Both of those, its already ineligible. But, several...
  • Here are the victims of the Texas church massacre

    11/06/2017 3:27:56 PM PST · by spirited irish · 19 replies
    US News ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | Moments
    The Wilson County sheriff says up to 14 of the victims were children out of the 26 people confirmed dead. One family lost three generations of members during the Sutherland Springs tragedy. More as updates come in.
  • The State of Concealed and Open Carry in Churches

    11/06/2017 7:59:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    According to, there are two states that ban concealed carry in churches, Nebraska and Louisiana. Nebraska allows a church to authorize an armed security team if the team members have carry permits and if written notice is given to church members. Louisiana law is similar but requires an extra eight hours of training every year. Seven states and D.C. that require the permission of a church leader to conceal carry firearms in church, and 41 states where carry in churches is treated the same as any other private property.Of the 41 states that treat churches the same as...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Creepy, crazy and weird': Former classmates say Texas gunman

    11/06/2017 3:32:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 November, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    The Texas church shooter who mercilessly shot dead 26 people and injured 24 others was an 'outcast' who 'preached his atheism' online. Former classmates say Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, who stormed First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and opened fire on Sunday, was 'creepy', 'crazy' and 'weird'. Patrick Boyce, who attended New Braunfels High School with the killer, told 'He had a kid or two, fairly normal, but kinda quiet and lately seemed depressed. 'He was the first atheist I met. He went Air Force after high school, got discharged but I don't know why. 'I was...
  • Texas Heroes: Johnnie Langendorff and Armed Witness Chased Church Shooter to His Demise

    11/06/2017 2:23:20 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 5, 2017 | Chris Shadrock , Garrett Brnger
    Interesting video interview below. Texan Johnnie Langendorff arrived at the intersection near the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and witnessed a good Samaritan (neighbor) returning rifle fire with the church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley.As shooter Kelley attempted to escape the area, together Langendorff and the armed good Samaritan gave chase in Johnnies truck.TEXAS Summer Caddel said her boyfriend, Johnnie Langendorff, called her moments after the shooting at First Baptist Church and told her that he saw a gunfight between the shooter and a neighbor, who was returning fire.
  • Police searching for explosive devices at home of Sutherland Springs church shooter

    11/05/2017 2:31:43 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 148 replies
    My SA ^ | 11/5/2017 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    Police are checking for explosive devices at the home of a man suspected of shooting and killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 20 in a Sutherland Springs church on Sunday.
  • First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Videos (Youtube Channel)

    11/05/2017 2:02:23 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Youtube Channel ^ | 11/5/2017 | First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs
    Just to let people know the people that worshiped there. First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Youtube Channel
  • Concealed Carry in Churches

    11/05/2017 2:00:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    According to, concealed carry is banned in only two states, Nebraska and Louisiana. It requires permission from a church leader in seven states, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Carolina. In the other 41 states, you have the right to conceal carry in church just as you do in other private property. The church may ban the practice, just as you may in your own home. But there is no law to prevent you from exercising the Second Amendment in church. Dean Weingarten Gun Watch
  • 27 dead, 30 injured in Sutherland Springs church shooting, sources say

    11/05/2017 1:48:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    KSAT TV ^ | Updated: 3:08 PM, November 05, 2017 | Van Darden, Chris Shadrock, Erica Hernandez
    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - At least 27 people have been killed and 30 people have been injured in a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A witness reported seeing the as-yet unidentified man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Wilson County commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told a CNN reporter that the gunman fled in a vehicle after the shooting and is now dead after a brief pursuit. Some survivors were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center via medical helicopter. Their conditions are not known.
  • Update: 'At least 27 people killed' at a Texas church and multiple people injured ...

    11/05/2017 11:11:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 516 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/05/2017 | Valerie Edwards
    At least 16 people were shot by a gunman who opened fire just before 10.30am The shooting occurred at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in TexasA witness said among those who were shot in the attack was a two-year-old childAnother witness said a man 'in full gear' walked into the church and opened fireVictims were transported to a local hospital and it's unclear if any are deceased At least 16 people have been shot inside a Texas church after a gunman opened fire during the Sunday morning service. The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church...
  • Church suspends meals for homeless after violent incidents (West Virginia)

    10/30/2017 7:04:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 30 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Church officials in West Virginia's largest city say violent incidents have led them to temporarily stop offering a weekly meal service to homeless individuals. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Sunday that officials of Christ Church United Methodist say there has been more than one incident in October during Breaking Bread, a dinner program the church hosts each Wednesday.
  • Q Commons: Healing Our Divided Nation [Wolves in Sheep Clothing? Alert for Christians]

    10/26/2017 2:34:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies ^ | 10/26/17
    This two-hour live event will educate Christians on how they can bring hope and leadership to their communities in a critical cultural moment.
  • Leftists Hate Church Charity Raffle (Because Guns)

    10/14/2017 6:04:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In a virtue signaling display common on the left, the Washington Post published an article critical of a church for raffling two rifles for charity. Amy B. Wang, a writer for the post, made a national story of the dislike of a leftist for the raffle of two AR-15 type rifles.Image from oxfordeagle.comFrom I had a kid approach me: Would you like to join a raffle? Weve got two AR-15s. And Im like, whoa, Belden-Adams said. Just the Sunday before, a gunman had opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding...
  • Church denies first Communion to fashion-loving girl who wanted to wear suit

    10/13/2017 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Dacula · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 12, 2017 | Julie Zauzmer
    Cady Mansell has always had a strong sense of fashion. At 9 years old, she likes trying on makeup and painting her nails. She likes shopping trips to Chicago with her fashion-conscious mother. And since she asked for her first bow tie during one of those trips to the mall when she was just 4 years old, Cady has had a thing for snazzy suits. When it came time for her First Communion, a major event for Cady, she naturally started thinking early about what she wanted to wear on the big day. She settled on a brand-new all-white suit....