Driven to murder by Christian hardcore?

Of course this David Ludwig kid – the 18-year-old Christian homeschooler accused of killing the parents of the 14-year-old Christian homeschooler he”d been fucking – had a blog.

And on that blog, he writes about a band called Project 86, which Beliefnet characterizes as “Christian hardcore”.

Just over a month ago David apparently went to a Project 86 show in Minnesota and he quotes some favorite lyrics on his blog:

Here”s a chance to show you how I feel
A chance for you to see it”s real

To see just what I feel inside and who it is that”s by my side
I will never change my mind
Try to torch me and you”ll find
You can”t turn me or deter me
No matter how you try

You can”t burn me


I know where I stand and what”ll happen if you try it

I know my heart and I just can”t deny it
I tried to tell you but you wouldn”t be quiet
I”ll never bow down and you won”t buy it


Now you know what I”m all about
There”s no chance I”ll ever doubt
The only one who can control me

I extol the Almighty
You want me to put it on the line
And give yield to you this time
See but I won”t compromise and I realize
It”s my time to rise

It”s my time to rise


You”ll never take me in the fire
You”ll never take my own desire

Kind of ominous, no? It could be said that the parents of the 14-year-old Christian girl this 18-year-old Christian boy was fucking were trying to “deter” or “burn” him. Did this music make him believe God (the only one “who can control me”) wanted him to do whatever he had to do make it “my time to rise”?

The media has gone through David”s site, and they like to point out a picture he posted of himself holding a sword:

But I haven”t seen any mention of the possible influence of Christian hardcore, despite those lyrics he posted. Do you think things would be different if those were Marilyn Manson lyrics?

And by the way, for you bloggers looking to boost traffic, killing the parents of the 14-year-old Christian girl you”re fucking can do wonders:

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