I’m sure you have heard about the tragic Connecticut school shooting this morning. It is being reported as “one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.”
I’m sure nearly everyone reacted the same as me, and wholeheartedly agreed with the words expressed by Obama:
“ We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news, I react not as a president, but as anybody else would as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.”
The President went on to say:
“This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another.”
In times like these, we put aside our differences and rally together in unity. We are not Republicans or Democrats, atheists or theists.
I had no intention on posting anything today, but I was outraged to come home today and see this tweet by creationist Eric Hovind:
How utterly disgusting. I know we skeptics love to pick on Eric and make fun of his father, but come on. This is even below him. How utterly disgusting.
To make matters worse, nut job Bryan Fischer had this to say:
According to Fischer, the shooting happened because we kicked God out of the schools. God was saying to us: “Hey, I’d be glad to protect your children, but you have to invite me back into your world first. I’m not going to go where I’m not wanted. I am a gentleman.”
A freaking gentleman? A true gentleman would run in a burning building to save innocent children, unconcerned with whether he was invited or not. To not do so would be petty and sadistic. If we’re going to talk about make-believe characters, I think we need Superman not God! He apparently is less of a dick, and saves people regardless.
These guys are utterly dishonest. A simple Wikipedia search would show that there were school shootings before “prayer was taken out of schools.” Here’s a list from the 1950s (more than the God hating 1960s). Here’s one from the 1940s.
Bottom line, these two men should be called out. Join me in demanding that these two apologize for suffering families. And I’m not talking to just my non-believing friends. If you are one of the many believers who read this, stand up! Don’t just email me and tell me that they do not represent “true Christians.” If Hovind and Fischer do not speak for you, make your voices heard. Shout if from the rooftops!
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