As an atheist blogger, I can be confident that whenever I write anything about Christianity, I will be criticized for not writing about Islam. "Isn't Islam worse than Christianity?" "Isn't Christianity just a soft target?" I can also bet that whenever I write anything about Islam, I will be accused of giving Christianity a pass. "What about the Crusades?" "Just look at what Christians did when there was no separation of church and state!" I find that both Christianity and Islam warrant criticism, and while I do tend to write more about Christianity, I like to think that I am paying attention to both.
Lately, it seems like I have been thinking and writing more about Islam. I don't imagine the reasons for this are terribly difficult to figure out, and I plan to focus even more on Islam in the near future. Since some are bound to be upset by that, I give you this post.
Here are just a few of the ways Christian extremists are reacting to the recent mass murder in Orlando:
- Another Pastor Celebrates Orlando Massacre, Hoping God Will "Finish the Job" and Kill the Injured
- Scott Lively's Oblivious Response to the Orlando Shooting
- Orlando victims support sign infuriates Christian homophobe
- Christian Pastor Celebrates Nightclub Massacre: "There's 50 Less Pedophiles in This World"
- Sacramento Pastor Defends Hate-Filled Sermon on Orlando Shootings
- Christian Pastor's Message About Orlando Massacre: Don't "Say It's a Tragedy, Because It's Not"
- Here Are All The People Applauding The Orlando Gay Club Shooter
- Pastor refuses to mourn Orlando victims: "The tragedy is that more of them didn't die"
Of course, some Christians will insist that nobody mentioned in any of the links above is a "real Christian" just as some Muslims will insist that nobody who commits any acts or murder or terrorism is a "real Muslim." I think the rest of us know better.