National radio host Todd Starnes slammed a wokevangelical traffic reporter in Indiana who took issue with calling the heroic 22-year-old who stopped a mass shooting a “Good Samaritan.”
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Below is a rushed transcript from the Todd Starnes Show, which airs nationwide noon to 3 p.m. daily:
STARNES: I’ve got a story to share with you in the aftermath of what could have been a massacre at the mall in Greenwood, Indiana. It’s a crazy story, but it’s one you need to be aware of.
So, there is a CBS traffic reporter and this guy claims to be a devout Christian, an Eagle Scout, yadda, yadda, yadda. His name is Justin Kollar. And he is the traffic reporter at the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis.
So anyway, we all know now the name of the hero, the Good Samaritan, who stopped the shooter inside the food court at that shopping mall. The guy’s name is Elisjsha Dicken. It’s kind of a weird spelling. I don’t I don’t know what nationality is, but it’s Elisjsha. But it’s got a J and an extra S and the name. Anyway, regardless, Elisjsha Dicken is the hero, 22 years old. He had a handgun when that guy started shooting in the food court. Mr. Dicken, instead of running away and hiding, took out his legal weapon. So, he had a concealed carry, took it out, and immediately shot the gunman. And then the gunman stumbles into the bathroom and drops dead.
The mayor, police chief, Congressman Jim Banks, anybody who is breathing in Indiana says without a doubt that guy stopped the gunman from committing a massacre and he’s a good Samaritan.
So that phrase set off the traffic reporter, and so the traffic reporter went on social media. He’s all upset, and you could tell he’s one of these woke evangelicals. You can just see him coming from a mile away. The hair with half of the hair is there and the other half is shaved off. And it’s just a weird look, man. A weird look. But I digress.
So, here’s what he wrote. ‘The term Good Samaritan came from a Bible passage of a man from Samaria who stopped on the side of the road to help a man who was injured and ignored. I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can be equally applied to someone killing someone. My God.’
You know, sir, you profess to be a Christian man, and yet you use God’s name in a slur there. Might want to repent of that. So, he is all upset because he doesn’t believe you can call this man, this hero, a good Samaritan. And he’s not the only one. People are now piling on. It’s the anti-gun crowd and the woke evangelicals. These woke never-Trump Christian people, and they’re all attacking this poor guy. And they believe the better option would have been for there to be a massacre in the mall. Folks, see how these parallel our politics of the day, because these are the same people, these Never-Trumpers and the woke evangelicals and the anti-gun crowd. All these people were saying, you can’t vote for Trump even if you save the unborn babies you can’t they said. They seem to believe that the better course of action would be for Roe v Wade to remain the law of the land. That’s the parallel here. So anyway, this Kollar guy goes back. I mean, people are piling on and now the blue checkmark crowd they’re all in with this guy. But the regular folk, they’re like, are you a lunatic? What are you saying here?
So, Mr. Kollar later came back and here’s what he wrote. ‘Let me be clear. My thoughts are not meant to discredit the heroic lifesaving action an individual took in stopping the shooter.’ That’s exactly what it is, you moron. Stop stiffing gasoline.
He goes on to say, ‘I’m no biblical scholar.’
Then you know what? Maybe you ought to just stay in your freakin’ lane, sir. Maybe that’s what you ought to do.
Now, I’m not a theologian, but I can tell you this. I believe that what that man did was noble and honorable, and I believe he was in fact and is a Good Samaritan. Now, if you go through and read your Bible, you can see plenty of stories about God’s people in trouble. And what are they do they pray out to God and ask for help and what happens? Well, if you read the Bible, there are plenty of stories about armies of angels rushing, rushing to the defense of those in need. And I want you to think about this for a moment, just maybe, as there were families, terrified families huddling under chairs in front of the closed Chick-Fil-A on a Sunday trying to protect their loved ones from the gunman. Maybe, just maybe, a few of those folks actually prayed out to God for help. And guess what? The Army showed up. God’s angels showed up. And he happened to be a 22-year-old kid from Indiana armed with a handgun. Anybody thought about that?
Do you have a problem calling this young man a good Samaritan?