Insights Gained From Jason Bourque’s Internet Sites

| February 21, 2010

Church arson suspect Jason Bourque shares a philosophy of seizing opportunities and is a fan of a page with hundreds of images of raging bonfires, reveal his postings on social network sites.

Bourque, 19, of Lindale, and Daniel George McAllister, 21, of Van, are in Smith County Jail in lieu of a $10 million bond each.

Both are graduates of Van High School.

On his MySpace page,, Bourque refers to himself as Mr. Brightside. On a posting dated Feb. 11, he lists his mood as amused.

He says he is a business major at The University of Texas at Tyler. A UT Tyler representative on Sunday could not immediately confirm whether Bourque was a student.

He indicates that he graduated from Van High School in 2008 and that while in high he was active in FFA, debate and the Bible Club.

He cites two quotations: “Death is more universal than life, everyone dies but not everyone lives.” And, “The opportunity of a lifetime has to be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity.”

He writes that his heroes are “all of those who live and die defending what they believe.”

On his Facebook page, Bourque is a fan of a bonfire page that contains 569 images of bonfires including many showing people watching huge fires burn at night.

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