On Sunday, December 9, 2007, at about 1 p.m. Murray, armed with an assault rifle and two pistols, entered the foyer of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and fatally shot two and wounded three others before himself being shot and wounded by Jeanne Assam, a church member acting as security. Murray then took his own life
Assam was hailed as a hero by the church – for while. She came out as a lesbian, and according to her was pushed out of the church.
The guard hailed as a hero after the December 2007 shooting at New Life Church says the church indicated she was not welcome there after she informed church officials that she is gay.
In a speech last Saturday at the Pride Center’s annual masquerade ball, a fundraiser for the gay community, Jeanne Assam said that she had accepted her sexual identity after a long struggle but that church officials had pushed her away.
New Life Pastor Brady Boyd told Gazette columnist Barry Noreen that Assam’s account is “absolutely untrue.”
As an aside, New Life Church was established in 1984 by Ted Haggard. The same Ted Haggard who attained worldwide fame when he was discovered to be an adulterous, cocaine snorting, bisexual while proclaiming himself as a model husband, father, and role model.
No hypocrisy here.