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Newt Gingrich: Godless Society Led To Sandy Hook Shooting [Audio]

Newt Gingrich says godlessness led to school shooting

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested Wednesday that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was caused by godlessness in American society.

“When you have an anti-religious, secular bureaucracy and secular judiciary, seeking to drive God out of public life, something fills the vacuum,” Gingrich said when speaking to 55KRC’s Brian Thomas. “I don’t know that going from communion to playing war games, in which you practice killing people is necessarily an improvement.”

Gingrich then said he wasn’t attacking the computer game industry, but said that a national commission on what affects young Americans should be created.

“Why have we become a society in which so many people have no faith in the future, no belief in themselves, in which they don’t see their fellow Americans as human beings, but as objects,” Gingrich asked.

Thomas offered a statistic from Microsoft that said 50 million copies of the Halo series have been sold, and that people have spent 5 billion hours playing the games on Xbox Live.

“That’s 5 billion hours that, I would argue, is completely wasted, has nothing to do with God, religion, understanding, even connection with fellow human beings,” Thomas said. “It is complete disassociation and connection from fellow man, probably more so than the violence depicted in the games.”

Gingrich then said movies like Natural Born Killers had no social value and that the country needed to have the courage to have a conversation about how violence is depicted in the media.

“How can you possibly justify dehumanizing people to that degree and what do you think it does to young people who watch it over and over again,” he said.

Gingrich isn’t the first Republican to try and link godlessness to the school shooting. Mike Huckabee had suggested that the shooting happened because God and religion had been taken out of public schools. He later clarified his remarks, saying that “We’re asked where was God [in this tragedy] … we’ve escorted [God] right out of our culture and marched him off the public square … and then we express our surprise that a culture without him actually reflects what it has become.”

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5 Responses to “Newt Gingrich: Godless Society Led To Sandy Hook Shooting [Audio]”

  1. Anonymous

    Without their "God" you are enable to make any sense of the world. Poor sickos!

  2. Leslie Clark Baldwin

    A belief in any type of "god" had nothing to do with what happened at Sandy Hook. The longer we have hypocrites (he was banging # 3 while still married to # 2 who he was doing while he was still married to #1 ~"God forgave me" )like "Gonorrhea Gingrinch" trying to influence society.

  3. Shady Windwalker

    GET A GRIP Newt! Most of you politicians, and sadly so many others are always spewing how the US is A CHRISTIAN NATION! So where is your g-d or JC when all these horrible things are happening, and not just here in the US, but all over the entire world? Seem to me like your g-d is SLACKING in the peace & love departments… And if the US is indeed g-dless, then where is the dude (?) hanging out? You can't seriously believe any of the garbage you endlessly seem to be spewing all the time, do you? G-d had absolutely nothing to do with the horrid events at Sandy Hook, or the Mall, or the Cinema, or anywhere else that someone's totally gone off their nut and killed so many innocent people.
    And as for your anti-gay marriage statement, where's your g-d hanging out if he's allowing same sex people to fall in love with each other? Guess g-d's too busy doing whatever to control people so that they only fall in love with persons of the opposite sex? Or maybe not even g-d can dictate who pulls anyone's heart strings or hateful hearts….. or maybe, there is no g-d at all, and the problems of the world are all just created and perpetuated by stupid people who only mention g-d when they want a scapegoat….

  4. Anonymous

    Newt would be easier to believe if he wasn't married to a gold digger. Where are they all supposed to come from? Young men have nothing left but gay marriage because the previous generation all practiced polygamy and called it "free love". Americans should take back the media from the unelected porno king and his rodeo clowns. Television is a public utility and should be treated as such. Our country is run by a bunch of hypocrites, most whom were never elected to anything.