US pundit says love of gays responsible for Colorado shootings

Fred Jackson from anti-gay group American Family Association has blamed liberal churches and media for Batman movie killings

US pundit says love of gays responsible for Colorado shootings
21 July 2012

An American pundit is saying acceptance of gays and lesbians in liberal churches and media led to the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado.

Anti-gay group American Family Association’s news director Fred Jackson made these comments while discussing the Batman movie theater shooting that killed 12 people.

According to Right Wing Watch, he believes because Americans no longer fear God and hell, and growing more welcoming of gays and lesbians in churches, it is no wonder ‘why all these terrible things are happening to us’.

On his radio show AFA Today, Jackson said: ‘I know the AFA Journal has been dealing with denominations that no longer believe in the God of the Bible, they no longer believe that Jesus is the only way of salvation, they teach that God is OK with homosexuality, this is just increasing more and more.

‘It is mankind shaking its fist at the authority of God.’

His co-host Teddy James responded by saying ‘God will not be silent when he is mocked’.

‘We are seeing his judgment. You know, some people talk about ‘God’s judgment must be just around the corner,’ we are seeing it,’ Jackson added.

On 20 July, a man in a gas mask and body armor threw tear gas canisters at a midnight screening of the premiere of Batman: the Dark Knight Rises, and then fired on the crowd, killing 12 and injuring 58.

Police have arrested 24-year-old suspect James Holmes.

The American Family Association has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and AFA spokesman Brian Fisher has claimed homosexuality was responsible for Nazism.

‘Homosexuality gave us Adolf Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews,’ Fisher said in 2010.

He has also encouraged HIV positive gay men to stop taking their medications and claimed that AIDS was not the result of the virus.

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