FORMER Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told Fox News viewers after yesterday’s shooting atrocity at an elementary school that the separation of church and state was to blame for violence in schools,
According to this report, Huckabee said of this latest US atrocity:
We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?
He is quoted here as saying:
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.
As the Huffington Post points out, it’s not the first time Huckabee has expressed this view.
In July, the witless Christian fundie said:
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.
His comments spurred a slew of negative reactions on Twitter, with one person calling him “an idiot” and another saying he used the shooting as an:
Opportunity for a sleazy political move.
A total of 27 people – 20 of them young children – died yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut when a man police have identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree
His mother, a teacher at the school, was found dead at a Newtown residence.
Lanza himself also was kiled, with authorities saying they believe he took his own life.
Hat tip: Trevor Blake