Aaron Brink, the father of Anderson Lee Aldrich, a suspect in a recent shooting at a gay club in Colorado Springs, was worried about his son's business at an establishment that caters to homosexual clientele.
For a better understanding of the sequence of events, Brink was under the impression that his son had committed suicide until six months ago. His ex-wife called him from Colorado and claimed that their son (forename- Nicholas Brink) had changed his name to Anderson Aldrich and killed himself.
Aaron Brink made peace with the knowledge that his son was dead until recently when Aldrich called him unexpectedly and squabbled with him over the phone. Skipping ahead to the latest development, a defense attorney had called Brink to tell him that Anderson Lee Aldrich was under arrest for the massacre at Club Q.
Watch the chain of events on CBS 8 below:
Brink's initial statement on the backwash of the unfortunate mass shooting that killed five people and injured 18 others shocked everyone:
"You know Mormons don't do gay. We don't do gay. There's no gays in the Mormon church. We don't do gay."
The Daily Beast reported that the Mormon Church validated that Aldrich was once a member but hasn't been an active participant for a while. Furthermore, Brink, who taught martial arts to his son, revised his stance in the wake of the violence at Club Q:
"Life is just so fragile...it's valuable. Those people's lives were valuable. Those people's [victims of the mass shooting] lives were valuable. They were good people probably... I'm sorry I let my son down."
Watch the clip below:
Netizens react to Aaron Brink's comments after his son was arrested for the massacre at Club Q
Aaron Brink's comments in the aftermath of the horrific event were clearly homophobic, according to netizens. Several people lashed out on the internet to shed light on the prejudice and discrimination the LGBTQ community has been facing for their sexual orientation.
Runa Sandvik, owner of Granitt, couldn't wrap her head around the comments made by the former UFC fighter:
"Unbelievable comment from the father of Aaron Brink, the 22-year-old who killed five people and injured 18 others last weekend in a mass shooting in Colorado."
Another fan wrote:
"Jesus. Christ. The hate isn't an accident. They know and they feed it to make it strong."
Adam Fitzgerald wrote:
"This is former UFC fighter, Aaron Brink, explaining how "we dont do gay" while being a conservative republican, but mass murder? Meh."
Check out some of the reactions below: