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Conspiracy theorists make us nauseated

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Denton Record-Chronicle Editorial

Some people misbehave in ways that are incomprehensible and evil.

Two conspiracy theorists traveled to the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Monday. They demanded proof the massacre of 26 worshippers on Nov. 5 was not a hoax and actually happened.

We are not making this up. And it's tough to even write about this without getting nauseated.

Robert Mikell Ussery, 54, and Jodie Marie Mann, 56, are charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. Ussery is charged with making terroristic threats and possession of marijuana.

The couple approached First Baptist Pastor Frank Pomeroy outside the church on Monday and began yelling at him while recording video on a cellphone. Witnesses said they demanded proof that Pomeroy's 14-year-old daughter died in the church shooting. Moreoever, they demanded proof -- a birth certificate -- that his daughter ever even existed.

Ussery and Mann are either hopelessly stupid or they are consciously engaging in one of the most morally bankrupt pursuits on the worldwide web -- trying to make a buck off fabricated conspiracy theories based on very real human tragedies.

Ussery's website lists the Sutherland Springs massacre among dozens of "drills using crisis actors that were sold to the public as real." The Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the Las Vegas concert shooting, the biker gang shootout in Waco and a hot-air balloon crash outside Austin all were hoaxes, according to the web site.

"NO DEAD. NO WOUNDED," the website asserts, falsely.

Thank God Pomeroy kept his cool during the confrontation with the two nut jobs outside his church. They were clearly trying to get him to blow a gasket so they could capture it on video.

"Ussery screamed and hollered and told me he was gonna hang me from a tree and pee on me while I'm hanging," Pomeroy told the San Antonio Express-News.

We can thank sociopathic media personalities such as Alex Jones for this internet craziness. Jones is an internet radio jock who makes a living pushing false conspiracy theories about high-profile news events.

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, Jones pushed the despicable theory the shooting was a staged hoax and would be used as a pretext to take away guns from Americans.

Now, Ussery and Mann are copycatting Jones with an absolutely shocking disregard for the mourning families who buried their dead at Sutherland Springs.

Anyway, enough of this. We're headed to the restroom to vomit.