Mixed-race non-religious Oregon shooter singled out Christians for execution

Chris Harper Mercer
Non-religious Chris Harper Mercer doesn’t like organized religion

Gateway Pundit is reporting that the Oregon shooter was an atheist, based on his MySpace page. And his unconfirmed dating profile says:

Ethnicity: Mixed Race

Religious Views: Not Religious, Not Religious, but Spiritual

And groups:

Groups: Doesn’t Like Organized Religion ; Left-hand Path ;Magick and Occult ; Meditation ; Not Religious, But Spiritual

In this case, “Doesn’t like Organized Religion” means “Singles out Christians for execution-style murders”. He didn’t ask about anyone’s politics, or race, or anything else, he just asked about their religion – that was his motivation.

This is from the New York Post.

Full text:

The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday.

A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet.

“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my house, and she was in the room. She wasn’t shot, but she is very upset.

The Twitter user, @BodhiLooney, then recalled how her grandmother attempted to save the life of one of her close classmates.

“She tried to perform CPR on her friend, but it was too late,” the woman said. “I hope nothing like this ever happens again.”

Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old student at Umpqua Community College who was also in the room, told Oregon’s News Review that the shooter was indeed on the hunt for Christians.

Moments after hearing a bullet come flying through a window, she said the 20-year-old shooter made his way inside and targeted their teacher, pumping a single round into their head.

As the young man ordered people to the ground, Moore laid patiently with her classmates and waited, according to the News Review.

Once they all got down, she said the gunman began asking people to rise and say what their religion was. After they stood and gave their answer, he started shooting.

As the chaos continued, students began scrambling “like ants,” according to Brady Winder, a 23-year-old student from Portland who was in the room next door.

“People (were) screaming, ‘get out!,” he told NRToday, adding that he witnessed a girl frantically swimming across a nearby creek to escape.

Hannah Miles, another Umpqua student, was also sitting in a class room next door and said she initially heard a pop that sounded like a yardstick slapping on a chalkboard when the shooting broke out.

She said that when her class heard the noise again, her teacher went to see if everything was all right. Minutes later, shots rang out repeatedly and they all fled, leaving their belongings behind.

Jared Norman, a nursing student, was locked down in the cafeteria with 50 other students when he heard gunfire — which prompted a mass panic, he said, with his voice trembling.

UCC Foundation Executive Director Dennis O’Neill was also on campus during the shooting and said him and other school officials were running around and securing classrooms as the gunman made his way through Snyder Hall.

“We locked our door and I went out to lock up the rest rooms and could hear four shots from the front of campus,” he recalled.

Christian Bringhurst, a teacher at nearby Camas Valley Elementary School, said his daughter Justine was also on campus at time of shooting and was safely evacuated.

“It’s awful. The uncertainty of what is going on is tough to deal with,’ he explained. “We have a dozen (Camas Valley) kids going to school out there. Trying to find out who is there and make sure everybody is OK. Our hearts going out to the victims.”

At around noon, officials sent out an automated phone call to parents at Roseburg School District, which referenced the shooting and assured the school was safe.

Sometime later, students’ cell phones were confiscated and they were escorted out of their buildings with their hands up as authorities patted them down and lined them up to be evacuated on buses, according to NRToday.

Around 200 people were estimated to be waiting at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to pick up the students. Red Cross grief counselors were also on hand to provide care to anyone who needed it.

He didn’t like organized religion – particularly Christian organized religion. Christians who vote and evangelize get in the way of non-religious people who want to pursue immorality and pleasure. We already see lots of coercion of Christians, even in America, from the secular left. Many of the people who command the culture – news media, celebrities, politicians, academics, etc. seem to be comfortable with expressing outright hatred of Christianity. This raging intolerance can easily spill over into violence, as it has in other times and places. If you look at less Christian atheist regimes in North Korea today, and in the past in the Soviet Union, the anger at Christians and our “organized religion” spills over into mass murder very naturally. Maybe the non-religious people at the top who oppose organized religion so strongly should choose to be a little bit less hateful, and a little more tolerant of differences?

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7 thoughts on “Mixed-race non-religious Oregon shooter singled out Christians for execution”

  1. how in the hell was he allowed on college campus with a shotgun? I very suprised as to how these school shootings even happen? Something about this story seems fishy to me , i dont know what it is but something just does not add up.

    “In other developments:

    The killer was carrying four guns — including three pistols and a rifle — during the attack, a source told CNN.
     An anonymous user wrote in an ominous post on the online bulletin board 4chan Wednesday night: “Some of you guys are alright. Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest. happening thread will be posted tomorrow morning. so long space robots,” the post concluded.

    Online profiles linked to Harper-Mercer showed that the deranged man had a fascination with terror tactics of the Irish Republican Party and bought Nazi memorabilia. He also wrote a blog post that mentioned Virginia shooter Vester Lee Flanagan, according to CBS news.

    “Seems like the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight,” he wrote.”

    His dating profile mentions that he’s a conservative yet not religious but spiritual- that doesnt even mix. Then the part about the nazi stuff and the quote makes it serm like he knew exactly what he was doing and wanted in some sick way to be famous which in reality is sad because there is actually a market where people buy murder memorabilia & are pretty much fans of killers.


    1. I work for a major university. Most college campuses are open, and anyone can walk onto campus. If he had his weapons in a duffle bag or gym bag, people who passed him by wouldn’t think twice about it. Those items are so ubiquitous.

      When all is known, I’m betting this man had mental health issues. As you point out, there are contradictions in his statements and his interests.

      1. He may have mental issues,but his actions clearly indicate that he has picked up the anti-Christian bias that is so prevalent in Hollywood, the media and academia. A person can be crazy, yet still be influenced by anti-Christian rhetoric. We hear a lot about how Christians need to be more tolerant, but who is telling anti-Christians to be more tolerant?

  2. Ignore his lack of sanity.
    They won’t glorify the victims.
    This is because the media hates Christianity.
    Witnesses will say that the victims willingly professed their faith in God knowing that they would pay for that faith with their lives. The media doesn’t want to glorify this fact.
    The media had a hard time with the Church shooting too. They had to make it all about race, but if the dude just wanted to kill black people he didn’t need to go to a church to do it.
    There is a war against Christians in this country and the world.
    Muslims are beheading Christians in the Middle East and Africa and they are burning churches in Asia.
    The atheist/pagan US population is demonizing Christian beliefs and empowering individual wackos to target Christians and burn churches; they especially like to burn black Christian churches so blacks must be considered the worse kind of Christians.

  3. It’s hard to know what will come of this, but I suspect this particular shooting will be given moderate coverage and then put aside because the purpose for the killings don’t appear to fit the narrative like the Charleston church shooting did. To push an agenda, the perp and the victim have to fit into their respective roles.

    1. That’s why I blogged about the attack on the Family Research Council this morning, even though it happened some time ago – to remind people that this happens a lot. The Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media had nothing to say about that one, because they have the same views as the shooter. If the victims are Christians, then it’s not worth reporting on, and Obama has nothing to say about it.

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