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Devin Patrick Kelley

Devin Patrick Kelley

The atheist PZ Myers, quoting fellow leftist Alex Nichols, said that jibes associating outspoken atheists with neckbeards (among other things) caused many liberals/leftists to leave the atheist tent and those who remained for the most part lacked in social skills and self-awareness.[1] See also: Atheism and social skills

Devin Patrick Kelley (February 12, 1991 – November 5, 2017) was the perpetrator of the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting at First Baptist Church. He murdered 26 people on November 5, 2017.[2]

According to the New York Post: "Texas church shooter Devin Kelley was a “creepy” atheist “outcast” who never fit in and berated religious believers on social media, according to former friends and classmates."[3] Nina Rose Nava, who attended school with Kelley, said: "[I]n complete shock! I legit just deleted him off my [Facebook] cause I couldn’t stand his post. He was always talking about how people who believe in God [were] stupid and trying to preach his atheism.”[4] The Daily Mail indicated that his classmates have described him as creepy, crazy and weird.[5] See also: Atheism and social outcasts

While in the U.S. Air Force, Kelley escaped from a psychiatric hospital in New Mexico in 2012.[6] He received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force for cracking his stepson's skull and assaulting his wife.[7] See also: Irreligion and domestic violence

In August 2014, he was charged for misdemeanor cruelty to animals after abusing his malnourished dog.[8]

He was a fan of CNN and his political views skewed towards the left.[9] [10] See also: Secular left and mass murder and 2017 left-wing violence

After fleeing the scene of the shooting, Kelley was confronted and shot by local resident Stephen Willeford, who then joined Johnnie Langendorff in pursuing Kelley in Langendorff's car. During the pursuit, Kelley crashed his car and subsequently committed suicide by self-inflicted gunshot to avoid capture.[11]

Theodore Beale's commentary on American atheists' claims of persecution and the issue of atheist killers

See also: List of atheist shooters and serial killers and Atheism and psychopathy and Atheism and morality and Distrust of atheists

After atheist shooter Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people in a Texas church, Theodore Beale wrote:

And let's not hear any more about how atheists are so persecuted in America, or how amazingly moral they are, when they are shooting up schools and churches and universities. No wonder they are the most distrusted group in the country.[12]

Father of an atheist after the Devin Patrick Kelley's mass killing

According to the National Catholic Register, the father of an atheist said after Devin Patrick Kelley's mass killing:

Here's what the atheists don't want to admit: this guy was clearly an outcast and a loser, but there are plenty of churches that would have done whatever they could to help him. How many atheist organizations out there maintain a benevolence fund, take the time to visit elderly folks who can't leave the house, or help abused women move to a safe location? And no copouts by citing organizations that aren't faith based. I'm talking about groups that are expressly atheistic in worldview.[13]

In June 2014, atheist activist Sikivu Hutchinson wrote in the Washington Post that atheist organizations generally focus on church/state separation and creationism issues.[14]

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