Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on the shooting in Newtown, Conn. which left 27 people, including 20 children dead: “We don’t have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we’ve ordered God out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn’t act so surprised…when all hell breaks loose.”
Yo, Huck, if you really think America is in a moral malaise because they’re not force-fed Christian prayer on the taxpayer’s dime, then how about gun violence occurring in churches?
In October 2012, a former maintenance worker at the World Changers Church in College Park, Ga. Shot and killed a church volunteer in the church’s sanctuary during morning prayer.
In May 2009, an anti-abortion activist murdered a physician who performed late-term abortions as the doctor attended worship services at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas.
In July 2008, a man killed two and wounded seven at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church in Knoxville. The gunman was motivated by a hatred of liberals, blacks and gays.
In August 2007, a gunman entered the First Congregational Church in Neosho, Missouri and opened fire, killing three people; the pastor and two deacons.
In December 2007, a gunman killed two and wounded two at the Youth With a Mission center in Arvada, Colorado. The same gunman killed three and injured three at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In May 2006, a gunman killed four people at the Ministry of Jesus Christ Church in Baton Rouge, La. Before abducting his wife and killing her in a nearby apartment.
In March 2005, a gunman killed seven members of the Living Church of God in Brookfield, Wis. during a worship service.
In Sept. 1999, a gunman interrupted a teen prayer rally at the Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas and killed seven people, including four teenagers.
So, Huck. When you talk about ordering God from our schools and communities why have their been shootings in churches? Wasn’t God present there?
This is a tragic time for Newtown, Conn. The parents, teachers, school administration and community are reeling from such a horrible and shocking loss. Instead of comforting those in need (you know, like Jesus would do) you politicize the issue as is the agenda of the 24-hour news media’s horde of talking heads.
Let me get this straight, Huck. You’re saying because Sandy Hook Elementary School doesn’t have a religious curriculum and is one of those secularist public schools you purportedly despise, those 20 children and seven adults are dead?
So by somehow having school prayer would somehow deflect the bullets, or at best, send the victims directly to Heaven after they’re shot?
That’s cold, even for you.
Huck, you and the rest of your slimy, theocratic ilk should sit this one out. You’re totally out of your league. You’ve been giving reach-arounds to the gun lobby for years. Now that a disturbed individual commits this heinous slaughter, you’re getting all self-righteous?
We don’t have a crime problem, a gun problem or a violence problem?
What school shooting were you watching today?
You holy rollers are all alike. You spit fire and brimstone and are too quick with condemnation instead of compassion.
The American people are starting to come around. We’ve suffered through Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Aurora. We’ve seen the media fall over themselves covering these mass shootings whenever a disgruntled former employee goes bonkers and takes out half the company with a semi-automatic.
Newtown is the final straw.
These were children, Huck.
20 kids who don’t get a chance to grow up and experience life.
Instead of grieving with the rest of us empathetic Americans, you go on television and blame the secular schools for not teaching kids about God, as if that would’ve stopped Adam Lanza from his deadly rampage.
How do you think the parents of those children feel about you saying there’s no gun problem or violence problem?
If you want to pray for someone’s soul tonight, Huck, pray for your own.
Of course, you need a soul first.