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Mrs. James Dobson's Remedy For Preventing Virginia Tech-Type Shootings: Post Ten Commandments In Classrooms

Reported by Ellen - April 30, 2007 -

In a discussion about the importance of prayer in remedying our social ills, Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson, theorized that if Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung Hui had had the Ten Commandments posted in his classroom(s), it might have “made a difference in his life.” Updated with video.

Without offering any evidence, Dobson lamented to Sean Hannity on tonight's (4/30/07) Hannity & Colmes that more prayer and religion are a cure for our social ills. “We can’t post the Ten Commandments any more, we can’t pray in school, Bible reading isn’t allowed by the teachers and then we expect our students, you know, to have this moral discipline and I just wonder if this young man (Virginia Tech gunman Cho) had been looking up every day in his classroom to the Ten Commandments, Thou Shalt Not Kill, if it would have made a difference in his life.”

When it was Alan Colmes’ turn, he asked Dobson, “Do you really believe a plaque on a wall is going to prevent crime?”

Dobson backed off a bit but insisted (still without offering any data to back up her assertions) that prayer is the remedy for America’s problems. “We just find every day that families are disintegrating and we need to be praying for our families and our youth and many other issues in our country.”