Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee and James Dobson have an unusual perspective on the Sandy Hill massacre

In times of national tragedy we look to faith leaders to provide comfort to the grieving, but in light of the Sandy Hill massacre I have noticed a very strange response from men of the cloth. Mike Huckabee a Baptist minister and a Fox news contributor said “tied the supposed removal of God from society to the increased instances of violence. Huckabee said “We’ve escorted [God] right out of our culture and marched him off the public square.” he went on to say “And then we express our surprise that a culture without him actually reflects what it has become.” I take issue with this statement because although prayer has been taken out of the school Christianity has not left the school. having a relationship with god is a personal thing and there are believers still taking active roles within the school system. Focus on the Family James Dobson said the following in reference to the tragedy. “Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I’m not talking politically, I’m not talking about the result of the November sixth election; I am saying that something has gone wrong in America and that we have turned our back on God. I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn’t exist, or he’s irrelevant to me and we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition. Believe me, that is going to have consequences too. And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us. I think that’s what’s going on.” Today Franklin Graham whose claim to fame is being the son of Billy Graham said he is surprised that we are surprised. He asks why the “shock and awe”. he says we live in a violent and vulgar culture and what doe we expect. So wahat’s the takeaway from this trio of wise men? It’s our fault…no it is not. Evil does exist and bad things do actually happen to good people. Even children and this is a heartbreaking time for our nation, but there is no place for the blame game.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/why-the-shock-and-awe/2012/12/15/3920dab2-46e9-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_blog.html

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  • rs  On December 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Evil does exist. The bible speaks of these things and how they will occur in the “End Times”. I pray for our nation. We have removed God from our schools and our government. We cant have a nativity or say Merry Christmas without worrying about offending someone. It is very sad and a very dangerous time we live in.

  • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Joni, I agree with you when you say :

    …Christianity has not left the school. having a relationship with god is a personal thing and there are believers still taking active roles within the school system.

    I don’t really care what the three say. They are all invested with their religion, they make a living off it, it’s their personal opinions, and they are are free to say what they want. What would one expect them to say? But religion is a personal thing, and the bulk of the people that are in schools are praying Christians, and nothing the Supreme Court has ever said can stop that.

    What bothers me is that they are are placing blame where it does no good, and in the process, they convince people who look up to them for guidance to be distracted from fixing real human problems.So instead of changing people’s minds about guns, or violence, or mental health, and spurring them to take action or modify attitudes, they tell them to go pray. If the people who listen to them don’t already know that, well…why are they listening?

    I won’t even get into the nonsensical rationale for their beliefs. You’ve heard it all before from me. I just wish they’d use their bully pulpits for some good, rather than to line their pockets. And if you are even mildly surprised by that last statement, go check their net worths.

  • PJ2012  On December 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    If they believe in the scriptures they talk about than they know that God doesn’t make man do anything. Man has free will to do as he choose. It’s Man that creates hell on earth!
    You don’t have to be a christian to know that killing 26 people and your mother is beyond wrong.

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