The gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Colorado Springs, Colorado and killed three people posted a video rant before the incident railing against government and “Satanists.”
Right-wing paranoia, religion and mental illness don’t mix.
A 33-year-old man who allegedly gunned down three people in Colorado Springs over the weekend before being killed by police had ranted in a video and a blog post against what he believed was a Satanic cult and mind control involving the government.
According to reports, Noah Harpham set his house on fire on Halloween night and then shot three people in his neighborhood at random with a military-style assault rifle.
“It looked totally random,” neighbor Matthew Abshire later recalled. “He walked calmly and collectedly. His demeanor was like he was having a stroll in the park.”
In a video blog posted two days before the shooting spree, Harpham takes issue with a sermon delivered by Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California.
A blog post by Harpham goes on to explain that he believes that his father has been involved in a “Satanic” cult, which he suggests has misunderstood Christianity.
Harpham asserts that Johnson is using U.S. Customs agents and the Department of Motor Vehicles to brainwash people into believing in miracles.