'He's fueled by meth and hatred': Outrage as dad Aaron Brink is relieved shooter Anderson Aldrich is 'not gay'

'Imagine being relieved that your son is only a mass murderer and not a homosexual,' said a user, slamming Club Q shooter's father

'He's fueled by meth and hatred': Outrage as dad Aaron Brink is relieved shooter Anderson Aldrich is 'not gay'
Aaron Brink, the father of Anderson Lee Aldrich who allegedly killed five people in Club Q, said he was worried his son is gay and explained he promoted violent behavior (YouTube/CBS 8 San Diego, Colorado Springs Police Department )
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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: Anderson Lee Aldrich was identified as the suspect who allegedly killed five people and wounded at least 25 at Club Q, a Colorado gay club, before being subdued by two patrons. The public defenders revealed that Aldrich had reportedly gone through a name change and later identified as non-binary, and used they/them pronouns. This news worried their father who has now made striking remarks revealing he promoted violent behavior and was worried when he found out Club Q was a club for LGBTQ people. He said, "We don’t do gay."

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The 22-year-old gunman, originally known as Nicholas Franklin Brink, emptied their weapon in Club Q, known to be an "adult-oriented gay & lesbian nightclub hosting theme nights such as karaoke, drag shows & DJs," on Saturday, November 19, on the eve of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. While talking to CBS 8, Aaron Brink, a former porn actor and MMA fighter, said, "They started telling me about the incident, a shooting... And then I go on to find out it’s a gay bar. I got scared, ‘S**t, is he gay?’ And he’s not gay, so I said, phew… I am a conservative Republican. Aldrich used an AR-style assault rifle and a handgun to kill Daniel Aston, Raymond Green Vance, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh and Derrick Rump.

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He continued, "I praised him for violent behaviour really early. I told him it works... You’ll get immediate results. You know Mormons don’t do gay. We don’t do gay. There are no gays in the Mormon church. We don’t do gay." Bink quickly changed his tone and apologized for the incident saying, "I’m sorry for your loss. Life is so fragile and it’s valuable. Those people’s lives were valuable. You know, they’re valuable. They’re good people, probably. It’s not something you kill somebody over. I’m sorry I let my son down."

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Internet is furious over Aldrich's father's remarks

One angry user slammed Brink and wrote, "He murdered five people, but at least he’s not gay. JFC. This man is fueled by meth and hatred." Another user wrote, "Imagine being relieved that your son is only a mass murderer and not a homosexual." One more user tweeted, "It's one thing to be blind about what your child has become. It's quite another to have a parent like this."

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One user wrote, "This....this is the kind of rhetoric that has me terrified of what is ahead for us in this country. We don't do gay?!? Also, not to sound heartless, but there are several screws loose here." Another user tweeted, "If this is your daily Influence growing up, your gonna make bad decisions constantly." One more user wrote, "Can’t help wondering if the shooter was closeted &, as such, was infuriated that others were out & enjoying their lives."

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