First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron

2 arrested after claiming Texas church shooting was fiction

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Two people have been arrested after appearing at the Texas church where more than two dozen worshippers were gunned down and claiming the attack was staged.

The pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio, told the San Antonio Express-News that the pair appeared Monday (March 5) and claimed the shooting was fabricated by the U.S. government.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy, whose 14-year-old daughter died in the Nov. 5 shooting, says they claimed his daughter never existed and demanded to see her birth certificate.

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday declined to confirm the encounter or identify the people arrested.

Authorities say the church attacker died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being shot and chased by two residents when he was leaving the church.


  1. This is so sad. In Trump America these folks are still looking for President Obama’s “real” birth certificate. When did it become permissible to act on your fever dreams?

  2. Thank you Alex Jones for putting such malicious idiocy out there in the public sphere. /sarcasm.

    Like we don’t have enough ridiculous liars and fools emphasizing the NJ in RWNJ.

  3. There is no documentation or evidence that satisfies people who insist on believing what they want to believe. The danger here is that we’re moving toward a society that accepts the premise that truth is completely subjective. When that happens, only those with the means to force their “truth” on others will prevail. Logic and the rule of law will have no relevance anymore.

  4. Yes, folks, we live in the era of “Truthiness.” Veracity no longer matters … just what one feels to be true, without regard to whether or not it actually is true. What’s more, to be called out on this is a kind of “persecution” of conspiracy-mongers, because no one is allowed to call them out on their lies truthy notions. 

  5. Welcome to tRump America where reality doesn’t matter and anyone can make up their own “facts”.

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