That is, as far as I have found, Deacon Greydanus's first response to the massacre of six Christians in a Christian school by a transgender individual.
But look closer. If you read the Twitter post, you might miss the point. I did. I thought at first he said he doesn't want assault rifles to be banned. It's hard, but that's not him. He doesn't want to do it, no matter how much it looks as if we should. That's what I thought he said.
Then I read it again. That's when I realized he was not saying the difficulty is not wanting to ban assault rifles or the second amendment. The difficulty, per the good deacon, is not wanting loved ones of the person who posted that statement a week before the shooting to be butchered in a shooting.
Yeah. The good deacon struggles with not wanting the loved ones of those who disagree with his politics to be murdered. That's as big a leap into the Pit as you get. The reason I keep on about Deacon Greydanus is that I consider him one of the good guys. Or at least I did. I never cared for his postmodern approach to film reviews, though when he analyzed movies from a Catholic POV I sometimes enjoyed his insights. But as a Catholic I always appreciated his broader opinions, even if I disagreed. He debated in good faith and was generally a good guy when so many were going off the rails.
But now it's this. Nothing like his Johnny-on-the-spot calling down America as a racist nation after the Buffalo Supermarket shooting. No mention about the transgender community. No addressing the transgender supporters and activists who have made no secret of their hatred of the victims of the Nashville shooting and their veneration of the shooter.
None of this appears to be addressed by the good deacon, whose only response I have found to the shooting thus far is admitting he struggles with not wanting the loved ones of a gun rights advocate to be murdered. Even if he has plastered social media with endless prayers and condemnation of the LGBTQetc. movement's responses to the shooting, it wouldn't balance what he posted above.
Have I mentioned my oldest son says that, with each passing day, it becomes easier to sympathize with Germans in the 1930s?
The first major post on his Twitter page following the shooting. If you beat a donkey it will bray. Thus making sure to mention the anniversary of this thing that happened because Racism! Let's condemn those old dead sinners and avoid the dumpster fire of our modern world. What camps in the woods? Lemmings 101. Or court prophets. The choice is yours.