Texas Man Who Killed 27 Was an ‘Outcast’ Who ‘Preached His Atheism,’ According to Former Classmates

(Daily Mail) The Texas church shooter who shot dead 27 people and injured 24 others was an “outcast” who “preached his atheism” online.

Former classmates say Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, who stormed First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and opened fire on Sunday, was “creepy,” “crazy” and “weird.”

Patrick Boyce, who attended New Braunfels High School with the killer, told DailyMail.com: “He had a kid or two, fairly normal, but kinda quiet and lately seemed depressed. He was the first atheist I met. He went Air Force after high school, got discharged, but I don’t know why.”

Nina Rose Nava, who went to school with the gunman, wrote on Facebook: “In complete shock! I legit just deleted him off my fb cause I couldn’t stand his post[s]. He was always talking about how people who believe in God—we’re stupid—and trying to preach his atheism.”

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  • Cee Jae

    I don’t know
    Those seem like popular buzz-words for outcasts
    What happened to nerd or dork ?
    Anyway ~ ‘insiders/cult members/cliques’ seem to be all those things w/ outcasts
    & yet still maintain their civil continuity
    So ~ was this party simply a target venting their anger to wanna be strangers
    Or redirecting all the contempt they received ?

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      it was SIN ……..

      • Cee Jae

        in a ‘nut-shell’

  • mr goody two shoes

    If God never let this sort of bad stuff to happen to Christians it sure would make it much more difficult to witness about Jesus to people who had these bad things happen to them.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      “We all taught God what that was like.”

      we have nothing to teach God ………. sorry ………….

      • dennis

        A diversity non answer to an honest question.

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          yeah … not sure what that means …. God is omniscient … all-knowing …. there is nothing He does not know ….. there is nothing for Him to “learn” ….. ESPECIALLY from us ……….. there is nothing He needs or requires …. ESPECIALLY from us ……….. God is completely self sufficient …………

      • mr goody two shoes

        You should be sorry because. We taught God that. He never exsperianced that until our sins took his only Son from him. You should be sorry and me to

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          yeah … sure …. it is an unbiblical statement …… Christ died for our sins before the foundation of the world was laid …..

  • BuckeyePhysicist

    There are episodes where Jesus encounters demoniacs in the Bible. We still have them today so such tragedies should not surprise us.

    • Aye, there are demons among us, but most refuse to believe in the spiritual warfare that has been ongoing for millennia.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    If you understand that the majority of shooting events that are stopped are stopped by average citizens that are armed, then it should only follow that you should become one of those armed citizens

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Packed Churches: .357, .45, and Glock

    Gary North – November 08, 2017
    Regarding the mass murder in the Texas church, President Trump was correct: it was a good thing that somebody had a gun.

    Somebody outside the church had a rifle. He knew how to use it. It will not cost $1 million for the local authorities to try and convict the murderer. There will be no life imprisonment without possibility of parole, and no overturning of that sentence by a parole board. The murderer was transferred to the Supreme Court. I am certain that he has been tried, convicted, and sentenced. There will be no appeal. There will be no parole.

    Nevertheless. . . .

    If every man in that church had been packing, fewer people would have died.

    If every woman in that church had been packing, even fewer would have died.

    It is common for most churches to have a greeter at the door. My church has two greeters at the door. If both of them were visibly packing a pistol next Sunday, I would feel relieved. Two greeters, two pistols. This would be consistent with what Jesus taught …………..

  • mr goody two shoes

    Much of these mass killings are performed by x military guys.