Mike Huckabee: Schools are a ‘Place of Carnage’ because We Removed God from Them

You can add Mike Huckabee to your list of Christians who are using yesterday’s tragedy as an opportunity to roll back the Constitution:

“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools,” Huckabee said on Fox News, discussing the murder spree that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, CT that morning. “Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”

He said those suffering from a crisis from faith should look to God in the community’s response to the violence. But he added that “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.”

Of course, Christians are already welcome to pray to their God as much as they’d like to in our public schools. What’s not allowed is forcing all children, regardless of background, to worship the Christian God.

Huckabee’s God would be a despicable creature if He existed, anyway. Apparently, God is so sensitive about not having a formal role in the school day that he sat back and let all those children and adults die. What sort of monster would do that?

The same monster Huckabee and his acolytes believe is a “loving” God.

Huckabee, by the way, is a man who once made a serious run for President. A man who is still given his own cable news talk show to spew his venomous views. A man who could theoretically (theocratically?) have stood in the same place as President Obama did yesterday to send a message to the families of the victims — a man who would have said to the country that this tragedy happened not because of one deranged man and a culture that lets assault weapons run rampant, but because we don’t force the right religion upon our nation’s children.

For a man who has a reputation for being less of a politician than a man of the people, this is about as tone-deaf and insensitive as you could get.

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