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  • Disgraced Pastor Faces MORE Gay Sex Accusations

    01/23/2009 8:27:52 PM PST · by Roma Unleashed · 34 replies · 1,024+ views
    By ERIC GORSKI, AP Religion Writer ^ | 01/23/2009 | Roma Unleashed
    Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard's former church disclosed Friday that the gay sex scandal that caused his downfall extends to a young male church volunteer who reported having a sexual relationship with Haggard — a revelation that comes as Haggard tries to repair his public image. Brady Boyd, who succeeded Haggard as senior pastor of the 10,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, told The Associated Press that the man came forward to church officials in late 2006 shortly after a Denver male prostitute claimed to have had a three-year cash-for-sex relationship with Haggard.
  • A year after she defended her fellow church members, CHL-holder Jeanne Assam reflects

    12/20/2008 7:24:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1,303+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 19 December, 2008 | cbaus
    The Associated Press is reporting that after a year of accolades that followed her shooting of a gunman who killed two teenage sisters at her church, concealed handgun license-holder Jeanne Assam remains "low key" and says she thinks of the family of gunman Matthew Murray. From the story: “He didn’t start off to be mixed up and confused. He started off to be a good person but he went down a wrong path,” Assam said during a news conference after a church service Sunday. A former police officer, Assam said that now she is hoping to join the Colorado Springs...
  • Dominant Press Reluctant to Call Attacks in Christian Houses of Worship Hate Crimes

    08/06/2008 8:47:02 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 7 replies · 220+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 8/5/2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On Sunday, July 27, 2008 a man named Jim David Adkisson walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, killed two worshipers, and wounded seven before being subdued by church-goers. At first, the story seemed like another case of a disturbed individual wanting to create mayhem for no particular rhyme or reason. These types of occurrences have almost become commonplace in our society. From attacks in schools, churches, and the workplace, it is evident in today's culture that no place is safe from those who seek fame by killing their fellow man. However, the Knoxville, Tennessee shooting, from...
  • God and Glocks: Why Churches Should Not be Gun Free Zones

    12/21/2007 9:29:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 180+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2007 | Doug Giles
    Seems like the whiny babies among us have decided to lethally arm themselves and take out their post-pubescent “nobody likes me” rage on innocent people in schools, shopping malls and now . . . churches. Yes, in the last ten days we have seen Napoleon Dynamite look alike Robert Hawkins kill eight innocent people at a mall in Omaha and then blow his own head off. Here’s an aside . . . Why can’t these warped records start with killing themselves? I think I speak for all Americans when I say, hey psychopathic mass-murdering jackass who intends to kill others...
  • We're Going Through a Test

    12/17/2007 9:05:27 AM PST · by Balata · 44 replies · 360+ views
    The Gazette ^ | Dec 17, 2007 | Carlyn Ray Mitchell
    'We're going through a test' A week after tragedy, New Life Church’s Boyd asks parishioners to be honest with feelings By CARLYN RAY MITCHELL THE GAZETTE December 17, 2007 - 12:21AM Hands were raised once again in praise, but it was not any given Sunday at New Life Church. Nor should anyone have pretended it was, Senior Pastor Brady Boyd said a week after a gunman killed two young worshippers. Boyd said he was proud of the 7,000 to 7,500 attendees of Sunday’s two morning services who rallied against fears about returning to the site of last week’s rampage, where...
  • New Life Church ousts man who was wounded

    12/17/2007 1:20:45 PM PST · by JOAT · 173 replies · 203+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/17/07 | Jean Torkelson
    Larry Bourbonnais, who was slightly wounded during last week's shootings at New Life Church, was ejected Sunday from the same church for alleged aggressive behavior. "I took a bullet for members of this church," he was heard to shout as he was hustled out of the Colorado Springs worship complex by security guards. The Rev. Brady Boyd said the church has petitioned for a restraining order against Bourbonnais, who tried to stop Matthew Murray's killing spree.
  • Shooter's Family Meets Relatives Of Arvada Victims

    12/16/2007 6:50:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies · 375+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 12 December, 2007 | George Merritt
    DENVER (AP) ― ...... Colorado Springs police on Wednesday said Murray had an assault rifle, a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun when he entered the church. Investigators found an AK-47 assault rifle in his car and a .22-caliber handgun at his home. Murray purchased the weapons between Nov. 17 and Sept. 11, four in the Denver area and one in Colorado Springs, police spokesman Skip Arms said. Arms said 26 rounds had been fired from the Bushmaster assault rifle Murray had with him and one round from the Springfield 9mm. Arms said Jeanne Assam, the volunteer security...
  • Colo. heroine wins 'Gun Saint' medal

    12/16/2007 6:14:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies · 140+ views
    UPI ^ | December 14, 2007
    The St. Gabriel Possenti Society awarded Jeanne Assam of New Life Church in Colorado Springs its Medal and Certificate of Honor, Society Founder/Chairman John M. Snyder announced in Arlington, Va., Friday. Assam, a former policewoman volunteering as a security guard, fired her weapon to stop a crazed anti-Christian gunman bent on mass murder after he killed two innocent worshippers, Christian Newswire reported Friday. According to news reports, Assam, armed with a handgun for which she has a concealed carry permit, faced down the murderer armed with two semiautomatic handguns and two semiautomatic rifles and carrying 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Snyder...
  • Colorado Heroine May Have Been Legally Prevented from Using Beretta as Security Guard

    12/16/2007 10:43:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 222 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vanity | 16 December, 2007 | Marktwain
    Jeanne Assam, the heroine of the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, would likely have been unable to carry the Beretta that she stopped the shooting with if she had been a licensed security guard. An AP article published on 12 December noted that licensed security guards in Colorado Springs are restricted to the use of revolvers. As Jeanne Assam was a volunteer parishioner who was performing security guard duties because the church did not want to hire “mercenaries”, she was almost certainly not affected by the regulations, which only apply to government regulated security guards. Fortunately, her lack...
  • Reducing the risk of copycat killers

    12/15/2007 7:46:34 AM PST · by rellimpank · 39 replies · 108+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 15 dec 07 | Dave Kopel
    The way the media cover an event influences whether there will be repetitions. For example, if a fan runs onto the field during a baseball game, the broadcast cameras usually avoid showing pictures of the fan. The TV producers know that the fan on the field is seeking attention, and that, presumably, getting his picture on television will reward him. Moreover, broadcasting the man's antics would encourage copycats. Killing time at a baseball game is a tiny misdeed, compared to killing people, but many media decisions have the effect of encouraging copycat murders. Last April, The Denver Post published on...
  • Church Massacre Spurs Calls For Effective Gun Control

    12/14/2007 1:09:55 PM PST · by NonZeroSum · 85 replies · 851+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | 12-14-2007 | Rand Simberg
    December 14th, 2007 COLORADO SPRINGS (APUPI) As a mass memorial service was held today for the seventy-three victims of the massacre at the New Life Church, one of the largest such grim tolls in the nations' history, gun-control advocates pointed out the continuing folly of allowing civilians access to pistols and assault weapons. "This never would have happened had Matthew Murray not been able to get his hands on those weapons, " said Sarah Brady, head of Handgun Control, Incorporated. "He had two handguns, an assault rifle, and a thousand rounds of ammunition. Seventy-three people are dead now, because the...
  • Hero Praises God for Steady Hand

    12/13/2007 11:52:02 AM PST · by Screaming_Gerbil · 26 replies · 259+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2007
    Jeanne Assam was in the middle of a religious fast and in the middle of the church lobby when she shot a 24-year-old gunman who had already killed four people at two religious sites and was bent on killing more Christians. Church's 'Hero' Security GuardInvestigators have announced this afternoon that Assam's bullets struck gunman Matthew Murray, identified late Monday as the man responsible for both Sunday shootings in Colorado, several times but that ultimately he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the El Paso County Coroner's Office announced today. Regardless, officials have credited Assam for calmly and coolly stopping the...
  • Colorado hero shows gun law must change

    12/13/2007 6:45:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies · 271+ views
    The Daily Telegram DAILY (MI) ^ | December 12, 2007 | MASTHEAD EDITORIAL
    At issue: A woman using a handgun to stop a killer in a “soft target,” a church. Our view: The case shows why Michigan school staff need an option for training and concealed carry, not “gun-free zones.” Another month has brought more shooting sprees in what commonly are “gun-free zones.” Four died in two separate shootings Sunday in Colorado. Eight were murdered last Wednesday in an Omaha, Neb., shopping mall. Seven students were slain recently in Finland. That followed a Cleveland school shooting in October. Only in the latest attack did an adult have a right to a gun to...
  • A tale of two shootings

    12/13/2007 7:54:13 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 26 replies · 124+ views
    The Potomac News ^ | December 13, 2007 | Charles Reichley
    Last April, an unbelievable tragedy unfolded in Blacksburg. A student, armed and angry, plotted and carried out a brutal assault on the students and faculty at Virginia Tech. After an early morning attack which left two people dead, he locked the doors to an academic building, and then moved methodically from room to room, shooting the occupants while they sat, stood, hid or attempted to flee. ... This Sunday, another unbelievable tragedy unfolded in Colorado. A young man, armed and angry, plotted and carried out a brutal assault on members of a Christian mission organization and a church. After an...
  • Colorado (Church) shooter was baptized into LDS faith

    12/13/2007 11:44:15 AM PST · by colorcountry · 119 replies · 896+ views
    KSL News, Salt Lake City ^ | 12/13/07 | Sarah Dallof
    KSL News has learned the man who went on a shooting rampage at two Colorado church properties had been baptized into the LDS Church a year ago. Matthew Murray killed four people and wounded several others Sunday, before he turned the gun on himself. He targeted people at two Christian churches, posting anti-religion messages online before the shootings. But a year ago, he welcomed religion in his life, according to one man who taught Murray about the Latter-day Saint faith. A.J. Ormond was there the day Matthew Murray was baptized. He says he immediately noticed a change; Murray seemed happy,...
  • Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

    12/13/2007 5:49:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 485+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2007 | Cal Thomas
    I have been waiting for this to happen. For years we have witnessed the carnage when innocents were mowed down at schools, colleges, shopping malls and post offices. The unarmed (disarmed?) were easy targets for crazed gunmen armed with grievances, weapons and ammunition. Now someone has shot back, probably saving many lives. All of the gun-control laws that have been passed and are still being contemplated could not have had the affect of one armed, trained and law-abiding citizen on the scene like 42-year-old Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security guard at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. The gunman,...
  • Guns and Sunday School

    12/12/2007 7:02:04 PM PST · by rhema · 29 replies · 468+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/11/2007 | Jessica Peck Corry
    Sometimes, even decent people need to shoot to kill, especially in defense of themselves or others. After a pair of shooting rampages in Colorado left five people dead this weekend, we must realize how much worse this could have been had a church security guard not been there to shoot back. Like many Americans who came to age in the suburbs and leafy college towns, my exposure to gun violence was almost exclusively to newspaper reports of random attacks in distant places. But one awful day, as a 19-year old aspiring journalist, I grabbed a pad of paper and a...
  • Coroner : Colorado Gunman Killed Himself (Left post on Christian website)

    12/12/2007 2:52:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 83+ views
    JOURNAL CHRETIEN ^ | 12 décembre 2007 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Matthew Murray, the man who police say shot and killed four people at two separate locations in Colorado on Sunday, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the coroner’s office said Tuesday. “The death of Matthew Murray has been ruled a suicide,” CNN reported the El Paso County Coroner’s Office said in a statement. “It should be noted that he was struck multiple times by the security officer, which put him down. He then fired a single round killing himself.” Police Sgt. Skip Arms told The Associated Press that Murray shot himself in the head. Police say before Murray, 24, went...
  • Colorado (Church) Gunman Posted Anti-Christian Manifesto: report

    12/12/2007 10:18:51 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 64 replies · 687+ views
    Google NEws ^ | 12-12-07 | Google News/AFP
    DENVER, Colorado (AFP) — The gunman responsible for shootings at two religious centers in Colorado warned of his plans for the rampage in anti-Christian rants posted on the Internet, it was reported Tuesday. Matthew Murray, who shot dead four people in separate attacks on a missionary training center and mega-church on Sunday, published more than a dozen writings online prior to his shooting spree, KUSA TV reported in Denver. "You Christians brought this on yourselves," Murray reportedly wrote on a Web site for people who have left Pentecostal and fundamentalist religious organizations, shortly before the second of his two attacks....
  • FBI Alerted To Web Postings Shortly Before Church Attack

    12/12/2007 10:02:36 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 500+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2007
    Spokeswoman Confirms Tip Called In, Investigation Begun. A member of an online support group that Matthew Murray reportedly participated in alerted federal authorities to ominous anti-Christian postings before Murray went on a shooting rampage at a Colorado church. Joe Istre, president of the Association of Former Pentecostals, which operates the online site, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he and other forum participants had grown familiar with the frequent and disturbingly dark poetry and obsessions of one participant, whose nickname was nghtmrchld26. But when that same author -- believed to be Murray -- posted Sunday that he wanted to...

    12/11/2007 5:35:12 AM PST · by Sopater · 102 replies · 173+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2007
    Col. Jeanne Assam said her hands were steady as she aimed her gun at a young man firing a high-powered rifle in the crowded foyer of the New Life Church. And she prayed for divine guidance. I was given the assignment to end this before it got too much worse, the volunteer security guard said yesterday, a day after police say the same man killed four people at the church and a missionary training school in a nearby city. I just said, Holy Spirit, be with me, Assam said. My hands werent even shaking.
  • Church guard's courage under fire awes Vietnam vet

    12/11/2007 4:16:27 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 94 replies · 777+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11 December 2007 | Kieran Nicholson
    Church guard's courage under fire awes Vietnam vet By Kieran Nicholson The Denver Post Article Last Updated: 12/11/2007 12:57:27 AM MST Larry Bourbonnais, a combat-tested Vietnam veteran, said it was the bravest thing he's ever seen. Bourbonnais, who was among those shot by a gunman Sunday at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, watched as a security guard, later identified as Jeanne Assam, calmly returned fire and killed the shooter. "She just started walking toward the gunman, firing the whole way," said Bourbonnais, who was shot in the arm. "She was just yelling 'Surrender!' walking and shooting the whole time."...
  • A Dirty Harriet Saves Day In Colorado

    12/11/2007 5:40:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 514+ views
    IBD ^ | December 11, 2007
    Second Amendment: As the Supreme Court ponders what the Constitution means, a volunteer security guard in Colorado shows that the problem with society may not be who has guns, but who doesn't.Every time there are multiple shootings, like those that occurred over the weekend at the Youth With A Mission missionary training center in Arvada, Colo., and later at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, we are lectured about the easy access to firearms in the U.S. and the dangers it creates. But many are thankful today that Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security guard at New Life, had easy...
  • Mika on Church Shootings: 'Inane' To Think Armed Citizen Can Make a Difference

    12/11/2007 7:00:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies · 367+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't confuse Mika Brzezinski with the facts. She's anti-gun and is not about to let some stunning counter-evidence change her mind. If ever there was an illustration of how an armed citizen can make a difference, it is the case of Jeanne Assam, the brave woman who took out the killer at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. And yet . . . On today's Morning Joe, Mika -- in newsreader mode -- dutifully reported the incident. But when Joe Scarborough sought to draw the obvious implication, Mika put her anti-gun foot down. View video here.
  • A Hero Among Us

    12/10/2007 8:56:33 PM PST · by joanie-f · 141 replies · 515+ views
    10 December, 2007 | joanie-f
    Since the tragic shootings yesterday at the two churches in Colorado I have been intrigued by the story of Jeanne Assam, the volunteer civilian security guard who took down the shooter at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. I watched an online interview with her – her first since the shootings – this afternoon, and came away with the knowledge that standing before me was a genuine modern American hero ... and a true soldier of God. Many in the media will downplay her heroism, for reasons that are obvious to those of us who are school in...
  • Pictures of Today's Heroine, Jeanne Assam

    12/11/2007 5:05:15 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 248 replies · 1,721+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 10,2007
    Jeanne Assam, the security guard who gunned down a gunman as he terrorized worshippers after the Sunday service at New Life Church, talks about the shooting at the church in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Two women died from the shooting at the church, which was one of two church shootings in Colorado on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski
  • What Will You Do If They Shot Up Your Church? (Pray And Pack A Gun Alert)

    12/10/2007 10:10:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 61 replies · 165+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 12/11/2007 | Joseph Farah
    As American Christians find themselves threatened by such attacks today and in the future, it's time for them to begin thinking and praying about how they should prepare. Should the defense of the innocent be left to others? Is the defense of the faithful the sole responsibility of government? What does the Bible say about the right and duty of armed self-defense? Thank God for that young heroine in Colorado Springs. Thank God Charl Van Wyk was armed that day in South Africa. Thank God there are responsible Christians in the world who won't permit the slaughter of believers at...
  • Reports: Colorado gunman posted anti-Christian writings

    12/11/2007 9:04:22 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 117 replies · 134+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/11/2007 | CNN
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- Matthew Murray wrote on an Internet message board of how he hated Christians between attacks on a mission center and church on Sunday, according to Denver-area media reports. "You Christians brought this on yourselves," Murray wrote at 11:03 a.m. on Sunday, CNN affiliate KUSA reported on its Web site. "I'm coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. ...God, I can't wait till I can kill you people. Feel no remorse, no sense of shame, I don't care if I live or die in...
  • CO gunman killed self

    12/11/2007 12:01:33 PM PST · by ironwill · 253 replies · 1,114+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Dec 11 02:47 PM US/Eastern | By JUDITH KOHLER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The man who killed four people at a church and missionary training center died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, police said Tuesday. Matthew Murray, 24, was struck multiple times by a security officer at New Life Church Sunday but died after firing a single shot at himself, the El Paso County Coroner's Office concluded after an autopsy.
  • Police: Church Gunman Killed Himself

    12/11/2007 12:43:18 PM PST · by jamndad5 · 82 replies · 796+ views
    Brietbart ^ | 12/11/2007 | JUDITH KOHLER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The man who killed four people at a church and missionary training center died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, police said Tuesday. Matthew Murray, 24, was struck multiple times by a security officer at New Life Church Sunday but died after firing a single shot at himself, the El Paso County Coroner's Office concluded after an autopsy.
  • Attacks may be linked

    12/10/2007 12:25:35 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 43 replies · 252+ views
    Denver Post ^ | December 10, 2007 | Allison Sherry
    Arvada police said Sunday they have "reason to believe" that deadly attacks at two religious institutions 70 miles apart that left four dead and six injured are probably linked. Arvada Police Chief Don Wick said his agency sent officers to share notes with Colorado Springs police. And late Sunday, authorities from both agencies were searching a home in southeastern Arapahoe County they say could be related to the case. "We have reason to believe that the two may be related," Wick said at a news briefing. Two people were fatally shot at a housing complex for missionaries in training at...
  • Police Name Shooter [gunman at New Life Church in Colorado identified]

    12/10/2007 11:52:02 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 298+ views
    MyFox Colorado ^ | 12/10/2007
    COLORADO SPRINGS - The two people killed in a shooting spree at a busy megachurch were identified Monday as teenage sisters, police and church officials said. "Our hearts are grieving this morning for them," said Brady Boyd, senior pastor at New Life Church. Colorado Springs Police identified the gunman as 24-year-old Matthew J. Murray of Englewood, who was shot and killed by a member of the church's armed security staff. Boyd said the gunman had no connection to the church and called it a "senseless random attack." He said the security guard was a volunteer but he did not release...
  • Female Church Member With Personal Pistol Kills Assassin, Saves Lives

    12/10/2007 4:51:43 PM PST · by Bob Leibowitz · 36 replies · 89+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | December 10, 2007 | Leibowitz
    Condolences and prayers are due those church members in Colorado whose family members were killed or wounded by the deranged loser who attacked young people at two locations on Sunday. Prayers of thanks are due for the heroic actions of the church member, a civilian, a volunteer with a gun who killed the 24-year old assassin before he could do more damage.
  • Church killer was failed missionary [New Life / YWAM shootings in Colorado]

    12/10/2007 4:37:11 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 338+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/10/2007
    COLORADO SPRINGS A gunman believed to have killed four people at a Colorado church and a missionary training school on Sunday had been thrown out of the school three years ago and had been sending hate mail to the programme and its director, police said last night. Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household, was identified as the gunman. His father is a neurologist and a multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including a gunman — were killed, and five others wounded in the two eruptions of violence 12...
  • Gunman in Colorado shooting identified, official says

    12/10/2007 3:32:08 PM PST · by charles m · 9 replies · 364+ views
    Yahoo! AP ^ | 12/10/07 | JUDITH KOHLER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The gunman believed to have killed four people at a megachurch and a missionary training school had been thrown out of the school about three years ago and had been sending the place hate mail, police said in court papers Monday. The gunman was identified as Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled by his family and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household. Murray's father is a neurologist and a leading multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including Murray — were killed, and five others wounded Sunday in the two eruptions of...
  • Security Guard: 'God Guided Me And Protected Me'

    12/10/2007 5:17:49 PM PST · by kellynla · 127 replies · 297+ views
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | December 10, 2007 | staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jeanne Assam appeared before the news media for the first time Monday and said she "did not think for a minute to run away" when a gunman entered the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and started shooting. There was applause as Assam went before reporters and TV cameras saying "God guided me and protected me." New Life's Senior Pastor Brady Boyd called Assam "a real hero" because Murray "had enough ammunition on him to cause a lot of damage." When asked by a reporter if she felt like a hero, Assam said, "I was given...
  • Source: One gunman responsible for Colorado shootings

    12/10/2007 2:10:38 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 121+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Dec 10, 2007 | cnn
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- The shooter at both a missionary center and a church Sunday in Colorado was a man who once worked on a mission with the center, a source familiar with the events said Monday.
  • Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman

    12/10/2007 5:18:47 PM PST · by avacado · 125 replies · 152+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/10/2007 | Demetria Gallegos
    Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman The guard who saved untold lives at New Life Church gives credit to God for giving her cover, and boosting her firepower as she shot a heavily-armed gunman. "I give credit to God. I say that very humbly," said Jeanne Assam. "God was with me, the whole time I was behind cover. Based on the firepower he had, compared to mine." [snip] "I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me my hands weren't even shaking."
  • Guard: 'It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God'

    12/10/2007 4:34:33 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 36 replies · 650+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December.10, 2007 | Tom Roeder
    A frustrated would-be missionary kicked out of a youth program three years ago sought revenge Sunday night by killing four people in Arvada and Colorado Springs, court papers say. Matthew J. Murray, 24, of Englewood, was shot several times and killed in the lobby of New Life Church by a security guard, Jeanne Assam, 42, Sunday afternoon after he took the lives of two sisters and wounded their father and two others, authorities say. That was 12 hours after he had opened fire at Youth With a Mission in Arvada, killing two people, Colorado Springs police said in an affidavit...
  • News Confernce at 4PM MST on Colorado Shooter

    12/10/2007 2:55:05 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 17 replies · 404+ views
    cbs4denver will live stream a news conference about the religious shootings with Arvada and Colorado Springs Police at 4 p.m. A link will be provided here (at http://cbs4denver.com/ )
  • Colorado police look for links in church killings

    12/10/2007 7:12:18 AM PST · by jan in Colorado · 182 replies · 200+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/10/2007 | Keith Coffman
    Police in Colorado on Monday were looking into possible links between shootings at a Christian evangelical church and a missionary training center over the weekend that left four victims and a gunman dead. A man dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun, opened fire in the parking lot of the vast evangelical New Life church in Colorado Springs after Sunday services, killing one person on the spot and wounding others. A second person died later, police said. A security guard shot and killed the gunman, Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers...
  • CNN: "Female Security Guard Hailed as Hero"... "saved 'hundreds of lives'"

    12/10/2007 10:58:54 AM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 555 replies · 1,272+ views
    www.cnn.com ^ | December 10, 2007 | CNN
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- A Colorado Springs megachurch instituted security precautions after a shooting at a Denver area mission center earlier Sunday, saving "hundreds of lives" at the New Life Church, senior Pastor Brady Boyd said Monday. A New Life parishioner acting as a security guard shot and killed a gunman who entered the church Sunday afternoon after he had gotten no more than 50 feet inside the building, Boyd said.... Boyd said the female security guard was a hero in preventing further bloodshed, rushing to confront the gunman just inside the church. "She probably saved over a hundred...
  • "The Bravest Thing I've Ever Seen"

    12/10/2007 3:19:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 380 replies · 628+ views
    via Hugh Hewitt ^ | Monday, December 10, 2007 | unknown
    Bourbonnais yelled at the gunman to draw his attention, he said. "First, I called him 'Coward' then I called him 'S---head' " Bourbonnais said. "I probably shouldn't have been saying that in church." That's when the shooter pointed one of his guns at Bourbonnais and fired, he said. Bourbonnais ducked behind a hollow, decorative pillar and was hit in the arm by a bullet and fragments of the pillar. At about that moment, a female guard with a drawn handgun turned a corner and walked toward the gunman and yelled "Surrender!" Bourbonnais said. The gunman pointed a handgun at the...
  • Police ID teens killed in New Life shootings

    12/10/2007 12:22:31 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 21 replies · 339+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December. 10, 2007 | Perry Swanson
    The New Life Church shooting tore apart a close-knit and deeply religious family, killing two of four teenage children and wounding the father, relatives said today. The dead are 18-year-old Stephanie Works and her sister, 16-year-old Rachael Works. They were described by their uncle, Mark Schaepe of Lincoln, Neb, as outgoing cheerful, faithful and smart. “It teaches you that life is precious,” he said. The Works sisters are survived by their parents, David Works, who was shot twice in the attack and remained hospitalized in fair condition; and Marie Works, along with two sisters. The other victims of Sunday’s shootings...
  • Nine shot in 2 church-related Colorado attacks

    12/09/2007 7:41:50 PM PST · by Islander7 · 66 replies · 725+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2007 | By Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Three people were shot to death and six were wounded in Colorado on Sunday in two church-related shootings in the U.S. Christian heartland. A gunman -- described by an eyewitness as dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun -- wounded four people when he opened fire in the parking lot of the vast New Life evangelical church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after Sunday services, police said. A New Life church security guard shot and killed the gunman before police arrived on the scene, Colorado Springs police chief Richard...
  • Four People Shot Outside Colorado Springs New Life Church

    12/09/2007 12:49:26 PM PST · by aomagrat · 2,809 replies · 9,919+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09 DEC 07 | Fox News
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least four people were shot outside of a Colorado Springs church on Sunday, but it was not immediately known whether the shootings were related to an earlier shooting about 70 miles away, authorities said.</p>
  • Breaking: Press release regarding Ted Haggard

    11/04/2006 2:16:36 PM PST · by loreldan · 127 replies · 5,113+ views
    New Life Church ^ | 11/04/06 | staff
    We, the Overseer Board of New Life Church, have concluded our deliberations concerning the moral failings of Pastor Ted Haggard. Our investigation and Pastor Haggard's public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct. The language of our church bylaws state that as Overseers we must decide in cases where the Senior Pastor has "demonstrated immoral conduct" whether we must "remove the pastor from his position or to discipline him in any way they deem necessary."