Pat Robertson: Anti-Depressants, Not Guns, Caused the TX Church Shooting

On yesterday’s edition of The 700 Club, after a discussion about the Texas church shooter’s atheism (a red herring, based on what we know now), Pat Robertson laid out his own theory for why the tragedy happened.

It wasn’t an act of vengeance against his mother-in-law. It wasn’t a hate crime against Christians. It wasn’t easy access to guns.

It was anti-depressants.

The clip begins at the 8:14 mark.

He’s mentally unstable. But I hope and pray they don’t politicize this thing and start talking about gun control and all that because it won’t be necessary. But I do think there’s got to be a thorough investigation into the effect of antidepressants on these [inaudible]. And they’ve been so many of these mass killings and almost every one, as I said before, has had some nexus to antidepressants. So, we need to see what we are giving people. But my goodness, our prayers are with those people from that small community in Texas. The worst shooting — church shooting — in the history of the United States of America.

What….?

If there’s a nexus of anything that these shooters have in common, it’s repeated acts of domestic violence. Blaming drugs for what the shooter did is both irresponsible and ignorant of the facts.

In other words, typical Pat Robertson.

(via Media Matters)

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