Despite having previously claimed that any and all supporters of LGBT equality were "subject to indictment, trial and just punishment", there are still apparently people out there who take Ted Baehr seriously enough to let him comment on the D.C. Navy Yard shooting.
Writing for the dependably fanatical Charisma News, Baehr began by deriding "ignorant politicians like Senator Diane Feinstein, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton are whining about 'too many guns on the loose,' as if guns just suddenly jumped into the Navy Yard shooter's hands and forced him to start firing."
They did not literally jump into the shooters hands, but given how easy it was for him to acquire them, they might as well have.
Instead, Baehr places blame for the shooting, first and foremost, on something else that didn't just jump into his hands and force him to start firing: violent video games.
"I've been warning politicians, the entertainment industry, and journalists for decades about the effects of media violence on disturbed young minds like the Navy Yard murderer. The link between media violence and real violence is so strong that one professional investigator said, 'The evidence has gotten to the point where it’s overwhelming.'"
Evidence which Baehr didn't think was necessary to provide, of course.
But it wouldn't be worthy of Charisma News if Baehr stopped there. Naturally, according to Baehr, the biggest problem is a distinct lack of Bible-thumping.
"We must end the arbitrary judicial bans on religious and moral teaching in our schools that deprive America’s children of the Ten Commandments that God gave Moses and the Hebrew people on Mount Sinai and the teachings that Jesus Christ gave his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount in Chapters Five through Seven of the Gospel of Matthew and in Chapters 13 through 17 of the Gospel of John."
As if he thought the desperate killer with voices in his head would see the Ten Commandments plastered on the wall and say "Oh, 'though shalt not kill'. I'm sorry, what was I thinking?"