Mike Huckabee linked the Connecticut elementary school shooting to a lack of God and religion in schools. Huckabee, a former presidential candidate, made the comments in an interview with Fox News‘ “Your World” on Friday.
In the interview, Huckabee stated that the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, which killed 26 people including 20 children, was because of the “systematic removal” of religion in schools, reports UPI.
Despite the fact that there are no answers on why the shooting happened or who the shooter was, Huckabee stated:
“Ultimately, you can take away every gun in America and somebody will use a gun. When somebody has an intent to do incredible damage, they’re going to find a way to do it.”
The show’s host, Neil Cavuto, attempted to make sense of the tragedy that happened, notes Mediaite. He asked the religious commentator what he believes many are wondering right now: “How could God let this happen?” Mike Huckabee responded:
“…it’s an interesting thing. When we ask why there is violence in our schools, but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools have become a place for carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability?”
Huckabee added that, “God wasn’t armed. He didn’t go to the school, but God will be there in the form of a lot of people with hugs and with therapy and a whole lot of ways … Maybe we oughta let him in on the front and we wouldn’t have to call him when it’s all said and done on the back end.”
Do you believe it’s right for Mike Huckabee to blame a lack of God in schools for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday?