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