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December 18, 2012

Tennessee pastor blames Newtown tragedy on schools teaching evolution, ‘how to be a homo’

Posted in: Bigots,Fundies

What a stunning lack of originality. The crazee has been unleashed by the likes of Mike Huckabee, but you can always count on some no-name bible-beater who wants to break the sanity meter. (Raw Story):

Morris insisted that “humanism” in schools taught Lanza that he was God and “he can just go blow away anybody he wants.”

“When I got in high school, man, I started learning all this kingdom, phylum stuff, all this junk about evolution,” he recalled. “And I want to tell you what evolution teaches — here’s the bottom line — that you’re an animal. That’s what it teaches. So, you’re an animal, you can act like an animal. Amen.”

“So, here you are, you’re an animal and you’re a god! So, what are we going to teach you about in school? Well, we can teach you about sex, we can teach you how to rebel to you parents, we can teach you how to be a homo! But we’re definitely not going to teach you about the word of God! Amen.”

He added: “They think homeschoolers are a bunch of crazies, man. But I’m going to tell you something, I’ve never seen a police officer or a medal detector at a home school. Never. Amen. Now, there’s plenty of guns at my home school. Amen. I guarantee you we’re not going to have a mass shooting at any of the schools that are represented in this building today. I guarantee you, if there is a shooting, it won’t last very long. Amen.”

It’s gotten so bad that there is a Daily Beast post pleading for the right wing to rein in the cray-cray, citing the embarrassing bleatings of Huckabee, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (“We’ve kicked God out of our public school system“), Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (called for guns in schools), and Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America (“Gun-control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands.”).

[T]he reflexive deflection, the extreme avoidance of reality, the cruelty posing as compassion of these influential voices should be a cold wake-up call. It is a sign of the deep struggle that still remains when it comes to building broader coalitions, especially within the GOP. Some responsible Republicans see the possibility of being primaried by this Tea-vangelist wing, and conclude that silence and avoidance is the best bet. But that appeasement approach only empowers the extremes.

The fact is, this nutbag garbage won’t stop. These people are not tethered to reality.

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