The identity of the gunman in last night’s mass shooting in a Louisiana movie theater is that of s 59 year-old John Russell Houser.
Houser apparently has a presence on social media as an outspoken conservative.
Via Lafayette’s ABC affiliate:
The last thing someone posting as Rusty Houser posted on Facebook was in 2013, when he linked to an article called “A woman’s place in the church and the weak church elder.” 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.” He only had two things liked on Facebook, among them “I hate liberals!” In addition, a John Russell Houser from Phenix City, Alabama, is listed as a member of a group called the Tea Party Nation. However, KATC could not confirm if this John Russell Houser is one in the same with the shooter.
Local police are calling Houser a “drifter from Alabama” who had been living in a nearby hotel since early this month and is reported to have an “old” criminal history.
So why is Houser being referred to as a “troubled” gunman and not a terrorist?
Because he is a white American. And no doubt a republican heterosexual Christian at that.