Just after noon today, a lone gunman entered the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, taking a security guard hostage and triggering an evacuation of the Discovery building and those surrounding it. According to the Washington Post, an employee who called 911 soon after the suspect entered the building reported shots fired and said that the suspect was also carrying explosives. Police are currently on the scene, and while there are no reports of injuries so far, the situation is still developing.
What does this have to do with worldviews?
According to the Washington Post, police have identified the suspect as James J. Lee, proprietor of the website savetheplanetprotest.com. Among Lee's most recent posts are a series of demands addressed to the Discovery Channel, ordering the network to "broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet."
The Washington Post reports that the site also "lists 11 demands about airing shows that would promote curbing the plant's population growth, finding solutions for global warming and dismantling "the dangerous US world economy."
'"All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants, and the false heroics behind those actions," writes Lee. "In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it."'
Be in prayer for the staff at the Discovery Channel, and for law enforcement officials as they attempt to defuse the situation.