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Another Christian Nashville School Targeted by Trans Alum

A transgender alum was arrested after allegedly making violent threats against Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) in Nashville. This alarming event occurred days before the anniversary of the tragic shooting at The Covenant School by another transgender individual, which left six dead. The parallels of these events starkly illustrate the profound spiritual void and rising animosity towards God among our youth, manifesting in acts that defy our nation’s core values and put our children at risk.

The suspect, charged under a male name, left a voicemail for CPA filled with cryptic and threatening messages, reflecting deep-seated psychological turmoil and resentment tied to past experiences at the school. Referencing “Deadpool 2,” a film about revenge against abuse, the suspect seemed to draw a parallel to their own life, suggesting a warped justification for their actions. This mindset culminated in ominous posts on social media, where they mixed biblical phrases with threats.

This case, coupled with the event that occurred last year at The Covenant School, indicates a deep moral crisis in our nation. It underscores the urgent need for our society to address the mental health challenges and ideological confusion plaguing our youth. As a nation, we must confront this darkness with the light of Christ, offering not only justice but also compassion and prayerful support to those who struggle. The rise in young people expressing their pain through violence, particularly among those who have rejected their God-given identity, calls us to a deeper engagement with our faith and a renewed commitment to our Christian values of forgiveness, healing, and unconditional love.

We must advocate for solutions that do more than treat symptoms; we need policies that nurture the soul of our nation and address the spiritual bankruptcy that can lead to such despair. This involves defending the family unit, promoting true educational values that include spiritual development, and ensuring that mental health resources are grounded in respect for both medical science and religious faith. We must also critically examine the influences of popular culture and radical ideologies that confuse and mislead our youth.

The urgency to heal our mentally afflicted young and to steer our country back toward God has never been greater. Let us as a community of faith rise to meet this challenge, advocating for a society that values every life and instills hope rather than hatred, healing rather than hurt. Only through divine guidance and committed action can we hope to mend the brokenness manifesting so violently in our society.

Jay Shepard

Jay Shepard

Jay was elected as the National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee for Vermont in both 2012 and 2016. He currently serves as RNC Vice Chair serving on the Executive Committee as well as the Rules Committee. Jay and his wife are owners of Junction Consulting LLC; a marketing and advertising firm specializing in creating, producing and delivering corporate and political media and messaging. He is also a partner in a Behavioral Science Research Firm.