A little over a month ago, I pointed out that Christophobic activists tried to blame or link Christianity to the murder of 49 people in Orlando. An Islamic extremist pledged his allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State and shot 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and activists actually tried to use that event as a springboard to attack Christians as homophobic. That, by itself, nicely illustrates the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of so many of today’s braying activists, but let’s add something else to the mix.
According to the most recent reports of the FBI’s investigation, there is no evidence homophobia had anything to do with the Orlando massacre:
The FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded more than 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, chose the popular establishment because of its gay clientele, U.S. law enforcement officials said.
“While there can be no denying the significant impact on the gay community, the investigation hasn’t revealed that he targeted Pulse because it was a gay club,” a U.S. law enforcement official said.
A month later, though, a complete picture of what motivated Mateen remains murky and may never be known since he was killed in a shootout with police and did not leave a manifesto. Officials said there is no evidence thus far that Mateen, 29, was gay or that his attack was motivated by homophobia.
So even though there is no evidence the Muslim killer himself was motivated by homophobia, we were also supposed to use the massacre as an excuse to malign Christians as homophobic. Look, when you are dealing with activists, you must consider the high probability of the following:
- When it comes to morality, activists have one moral standard – the end justifies the means. If they can politicize a terrorist attack as an excuse to bash Christians, they will do so with gleee. For them, the end always justifies the means.
- When it comes to evidence, activists only embrace it when it advances their agenda and narrative. If there is no evidence to support their cause, or the evidence contradicts their claims, evidence ceases to matter. This is because activists are guided by emotion and ideology. Reason/evidence only come into play when it comes to serving the activists’ confirmation bias.