Mike Huckabee is not happy about the “vile and vicious reaction” to his comments about Godlessness in schools in the wake of the awful shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Huckabee said he was wrongly interpreted to mean that prayer in school would have prevented the shooting. So to correct the record, Huckabee argued that more Christianity for everybody is really the answer.
As Priscilla previously posted, Huckabee discussed the tragedy with Neil Cavuto on Friday (12/14/12). Huckabee spoke out against gun control by saying, “This is a heart issue… Laws don’t change this kind of thing.” Then he made it clear that God is the answer:
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? Because we’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. If we don’t believe that, then we don’t fear that. And so I sometimes, when people say, why did God let it happen. You know, God wasn’t armed. He didn’t go to the school. But God will be there in the form of a lot people with hugs and with therapy and awhole lot of ways in which he will be involved in the aftermath. Maybe we ought to let him in on the front end and we wouldn’t have to call him to show up it’s all said and done at the back end.
Last night, on his own show, Huckabee explained further:
On Friday, Neil Cavuto asked me, “Where was God?” And I said that for 50 years, we’ve systematically attempted to have God removed from our schools, our public activities. But then at the moment we have a calamity, we wonder where He was.
Well, the predictable left lit up the airwaves and blogosphere with a vile and vicious reaction and jumped to the conclusion that I said that if we had prayer in school, the shooting wouldn’t have happened. Well, I said nothing of the sort.
It’s far more than just taking prayer or Bible reading out of the schools. It’s the fact that people sue a city so we aren’t confronted with a manger scene or a Christmas carol. That lawsuits are filed to remove a cross that’s a memorial to fallen soldiers. Churches and Christian-owned businesses are told to surrender their values under the edict of government orders to provide tax-funded abortions pills. We carefully and intentionally stop saying things are sinful. We call them ‘disorders.’ Sometimes, we even say they’re normal. And to get to where that we have to abandon bedrock moral truths, then we’ll ask well, where was God.
And I respond that, as I see it, we’ve escorted him right out of our culture and we’ve marched him off the public square and then we express our surprise that a culture without him actually reflects what it’s become. As soon as the tragedy unfolded, I think God did show up. He showed up in the lives of teachers who put their lives between a gunman and their students. He showed up in policemen who rushed into the school not knowing if they would be met with a barrage of bullets. He showed up in the form of hugs and tears for children, parents and teachers who would live through the slaughter. He showed up at the overflowed church services where people lit candles and prayed. And he showed up at the White House where the president invoked His name and quoted from His book. And in a few days or weeks, we’ll probably ask God to excuse himself from view and we will announce, in our arrogant pride, that we’re now enlightened and educated and we’ve evolved beyond needing him. And somebody’s going to suggest that we pass a law to stop all this kind of thing.
I might want to point out that we don’t have to pass a new law. There’s one that’s been around a while that works if we teach it and observe it: Thou shalt not kill. Oh, there are about nine others. But to tell you about ‘em would require bringing God back and we know how unacceptable that might be.
I don’t know… It seems to me that at a time like this, an ordained Baptist minister like Huckabee might be thinking more about reaching out and doing his best to comfort the afflicted. After all, some of those directly affected by this massacre might well be the kinds of people who don’t believe in having religion or religious symbols in a public square and support President Obama’s mandate that contraception be covered by health insurance. Instead, Huckabee is doubling down on his evangelizing – and sounding downright resentful while he's at it.
Straight out of Huckabee’s hand-pencilled notes in his copy ofthe NRA handbook.
If this isn’t Doug Rowan, it’s his female alter ego and my suspicion is that these people are paid by the same outfits that are shivering in the corners and thinking ""Ah’m so skeered they’ll take away m’toys away" ARRRRRRRHHHHHHH! (the image is one of a lil white bunny rabbit who’s been cornered, not a big grey grizzley.
All that personal responsibility stuff is valid (with spades) in my own personal religion but I don’t use it to justify the sort of “sins of omission” that have been, are being and will be committed at the behest of the NRA and its offshoots. I trust the pay’s good.
Wow. Looking down this site, it looks like Fox News’ solution is more guns and God. Maybe they should change their slogan from “Fair and Balanced” to “Praise the Lord and pass the ammo”.
Tell that to the relatives of Jonestown.
These people disgust me.
I agree with everybody (barring any troll who may post after AAP … PFS: hahahahahahah). The blatant hypocrisy of so-called christians is guaranteed to make my blood boil.
For that matter, why is it that the Christians are almost as fast as the gun nuts to say that their thinking is the answer after all these major crimes?