This weekend saw yet another horrific mass shooting, this time the evil that plagues our world decided to target God’s people during a worship service at a local church in Texas.
Devin Kelley, a proud and angry atheist, opened fire in the church killing 26 people, a large majority of which were children. An armed citizen was able to prevent further bloodshed by shooting the suspect and engaging in a car chase that ended with Kelley dead.
Now survivors are speaking out, sharing a number of chilling details about the incident.
Via Daily Mail:
Rosa Solis was shot in the arm during the massacre at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, and survived by hiding under a bench and playing dead.
She was discharged from the hospital late Monday after being treated for a gunshot wound to her left arm. She spoke out to ABC News from her home after to detail the killer’s chilling only words.
As Devin Patrick Kelley walked up and down the church’s center aisle, shooting at least 450 rounds at the scores of parishioners, Solis says he yelled ‘Everybody dies motherf*****!’
Solis says the only other sound was of ‘people screaming and people crying’ and children yelling for their mothers.
Solis says the only thing gunman Devin Patrick Kelley said during the shooting was ‘Everybody dies motherf*****!’
She didn’t dare move to aid any of the other victims.
‘I saw bodies with a lot of blood. That’s all I saw because I wasn’t about to get out from where I was hiding.
‘I played dead. I made sure I hid myself good under that bench,’ she said.
David Brown, whose mother Farida was shot in the shooting and continues to recover at the hospital, says she told him that the killer walked up and down the aisle about 10 to 15 times.
Brown believes his mother survived thanks to her cellphone, which acted as a bulletproof vest of sorts, catching many of the bullets.
‘She just laid on the floor,’ he told GMA. ‘The shooter was shooting everybody. I guess he could see everybody trying to run. And then after no one was moving they were just laying on the floor, he walked up and down all the aisles shooting everyone as they laid on the floor, she said.’
Absolutely terrifying. It’s hard to imagine the trauma these people sustained as a result of this brutal attack.
Here in America we have freedom of religion, which means that a person is free to believe what ever they want without fear of the government forcing them to participate in a specific religion.
This doesn’t mean all religions are equally true or good, as many relativists claim. It just means that if you go to synagogue instead of a Baptist Church, you won’t be thrown in prison.
A beautiful concept such as this is the result of a nation whose laws were founded on God’s Word. Christianity is the reason freedom of religion exists.
It’s the reason why Kelley was allowed to be an atheist. Yet his hatred for a God he didn’t even believe in was so intense he felt the only way to release it all was to kill innocent people who believed differently than he did.
How can one claim to be an atheist and hate God? How can one hate that which they don’t believe exists? It doesn’t make sense.
None of this does though.
Continue to pray for the victims of this tragedy.