As the nation reeled from reports of the horrifying mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., … Bryan Fischer made some notably controversial comments in the wake of the tragedy.
The conservative Christian who has continuously drawn the ire of groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and GLAAD for his anti-gay rhetoric and vitriolic tirades on behalf of the American Family Association, said on his radio show that God did not protect the victims of the Connecticut shooting because prayer has been prohibited from the public school system:
- The question is going to come up, where was God? I thought God cared about the little children. God protects the little children. Where was God when all this went down. Here’s the bottom line, God is not going to go where he is not wanted.
Now we have spent since 1962 — we’re 50 years into this now — we have spent 50 years telling God to get lost, telling God we do not want you in our schools, we don’t want to pray to you in our schools, we don’t want anybody talking about you in a graduation speech…
However, Fischer is not the only one to make controversial comments regarding the Sandy Hook shooting. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee made similar remarks on Friday.
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