In the bizarro, alternate reality of the religious right, any American tragedy is caused by a wrathful god who is angry about American tolerance (such as it is) of gays. 9/11? Jerry Falwell blamed it on the gays! Katrina? John Hagee blamed it on the gays! And now that yet another mentally disturbed young American psychopath has used personal weapons of mass destruction to efficiently kill school children and their teachers, the religious right is blaming it on - no, not on American gun culture and the easy availability of weapons for those with mental health issues - but godless Americans and - wait for it - gays. As we know, Mike Huckabee is reluctant to discuss the role of guns and mental health in this tragedy, but he has been doing a lot of whining about godless Americans whom he also blamed for the Aurora shooting. And he has also "joined the looney gays caused Newtown" bandwagon. Are we suprised?
Huckabee's article, "My Fox Show Monologue," was another attempt to clarify his comment that the shooting was caused by God having been "removed from the schools." Because poor Huck got a lot of flack for that comment, he later explained that he wasn't talking about school prayer; but, rather, the alleged removal of Christianity from public life. In his article, Huckabee again whined about the "backlash" to his comment about "the horrific shooting in CT of school children and teachers couldn’t be blamed on God because we’ve systematically marginalized God out of our culture by removing Him from all aspects of the public square." He accused his critics of "total ignorance" of what he said and then blamed liberals, who "abhor censorship of their own profanities...," for the criticism. (He didn't mention that Peter Wehner, of the conservative "Commentary" magazine, found him "flippant and offensive."
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