As I’m sure you are sadly aware, a crazed 20 year old killed 27 people including 20 young school children at a Newtown CT elementary school before committing suicide on December 14th. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, Fox News contributor, and presidential candidate in 2008, didn’t waste any time in putting the blame on our secular culture. When asked where was god in all this, he went on a diatribe, saying, “We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”
In clarifying his comments, Huckabee later included that fact that people sue a city to remove manger scenes or stop Christmas carols as reasons why we are removed from god and these tragedies occur. He also said that, “God showed up at the tragedy in the form of teachers who put their lives between the gunman and their students. He showed up in policemen who rushed into the school not knowing if they would be met with a barrage of bullets. He showed up in the form of hugs and tears for children, parents, and teachers who had lived through the slaughter. He showed up at the overflow church services where people lit candles and prayed. And he showed up at the White House, where the President invoked his name and read from his book.”
It’s too bad god didn’t show up in the form of a lightning bolt that struck the killer dead before he could kill anyone. It’s too bad god didn’t see it necessary to stop the gunman and prevent the needless slaughter of innocent children and the adults who were there to teach and help the children.
The god described by and worshiped by Huckabee is a vengeful petulant child that basically is saying to America that if you don’t worship me and force everyone to be subject to Christianity, then you will pay the price. That price includes the deaths of little innocent children who have never filed a lawsuit over a manger scene or made a complaint about Christmas carols. If there is any evil in the world, Mike Huckabee’s god is top of the list in culpability.