This did not take long at all

Mike Huckabee, former Presidential candidate, Governor of Arkansas, and current bass player and Baptist minister, has already figured out the cause of the latest mass shooting in Newtown Connecticut, from TPM:

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee attributed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in part to restrictions on school prayer and religious materials in the classroom.

"We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee said on Fox News, discussing the murder spree that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, CT that morning. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?"

Law enforcement has released few details on the alleged gunman, but Huckabee suggested that the separation of church and state may have spurred his rampage.

"[W]e've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability — that we're not just going to have be accountable to the police if they catch us, but one day we stand before, you know, a holy God in judgment," Huckabee said. "If we don't believe that, then we don't fear that."

He said those suffering from a crisis from faith should look to God in the community's response to the violence. But he added that "Maybe we ought to let [God] in on the front end and we wouldn't have to call him to show up when it's all said and done at the back end."

I don't get people like this. 

3 thoughts on “This did not take long at all”

  1. So God is like Tinckerbell, only showing up if we believe and clap our hands? But, this still is not as bad as the comment I was told yesterday, that if only one of the teachers were armed those children might still be alive. All I could think is that is not necessarily true, but what is, is if one person in that school yesterday was not armed those chirldren would still be alive. 

  2. . . . restrictions on school prayer and religious materials in the classroom.

    The restrictions are on coercive school prayer using state property to provide an imprimatur of the government. Huckabee is dealing with the Problem of Evil by focusing the blame not on God, but on society. At times like these, Huckabee’s priority is to maintain the delusion.

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