'Death comes soon' to U.S., wrote Facebook user believed to be Louisiana gunman

A police officer stands at the entrance to a movie theatre, near flowers left for victims of a Thursday night shooting, in the theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana July 24, 2015. John Russell Houser, an Alabama drifter, opened fire inside the crowded movie theater, killing two women, police said, in the latest act of random gun violence to shock the United States. REUTERS/Lee Celano.


A police officer stands at the entrance to a movie theatre, near flowers left for victims of a Thursday night shooting, in the theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana July 24, 2015. John Russell Houser, an Alabama drifter, opened fire inside the crowded movie theater, killing two women, police said, in the latest act of random gun violence to shock the United States. REUTERS/Lee Celano.

God hates rampage killers.


The white male shooter who attacked movie theater patrons watching the movie “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, Louisiana last night appears to have been a Christian Tea Party member who supported the Westboro Baptist Church.

Stuff he is credited with having written online indicates an affiliation with the racist, wacko ideals espoused by both hate groups.

John Russell Houser, 59, of Alabama is also known as Rusty Houser. In 2013, someone using that name linked to an article called "A woman's place in the church and the weak church elder" in a forum mostly used by Nigerian people. He wrote, "The bible doesn't ask me to like what it says, only to obey it. Death comes soon to the financially failing filth farm called the US."

His Facebook "liked" two things, one of which was "I hate liberals!" A John Russell Houser from Alabama is also listed as a member of a group called the Tea Party Nation.

From the New Orleans Times Picayune:

In a haunting Facebook post from December 2013, Lafayette movie theater shooter John Russell Houser wrote that "death comes soon to the financially failing filth farm called the US." The account was linked to Houser using an email address he supplied on his publicly-available LinkedIn page.

The post is short, and it reads in full:"The bible doesn't ask me to like what it says, only to obey it. Death comes soon to the financially failing filth farm called the US."

Houser's post then links to an online forum posting from 2011, quoting the Bible and hosting commentary on "A Woman's Place In The Church And The Weak Church Elder." The forum, Nairaland, features postings on various topics mostly geared toward Nigerians. 

The page has fairly stringent security settings, but other public posts include links to a blog posting about conservative commentator Evan Sayet and "modern liberals" who "brainwash people into hating America."  

John Russell Houser in 2013 Facebook post: 'Death comes soon' to U.S. [nola.com]

[via Christian Nightmares]