It’s not just FNC’s Mike Huckabee who injected religion into the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school. He was just more explicit about it.
The dust had barely cleared before Huckabee blamed the incident, at least in part, on the secularization of schools. “We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools,” he said on FNC Friday. The remarks made news and some in the media criticized Huckabee for what they saw as an oversimplified view.
But conservative commentator Erick Erickson said nearly as much in a column for RedState today. Erickson referred to the shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, as “an evil creature” and said “liberal pundits” who “mock” religion “have chosen the very society that generates the heinous act we saw on Friday — a society replacing ourselves and our standards with those of God.”
But the word “evil” itself, a word often associated with religion, has been bandied about to describe what happened Friday and not just by conservatives… Read more