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Huckabee: Lack of religion in classroom leads to violence in schools
December 16th, 2012
09:56 AM ET

Huckabee: Lack of religion in classroom leads to violence in schools

(CNN) - Responding to the deadly mass shooting Friday in Newtown, Connecticut, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said new laws regulating guns won't deter such shootings, linking a lack of religious discussion in the classroom to increased violence in schools.

"We ask why there's violence in our school but we've systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee said on Fox News. "Should we be so surprised that schools have become such a place of carnage? Because we've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability."

"That we're not just gonna have to be accountable to the police if they catch us but one day we stand before a holy God in judgment. If we don't believe that, then we don't fear that," he said.

"People are going to want to pass new laws," Huckabee continued. "This is a heart issue ... laws don't change this kind of thing."

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Belief • Mike Huckabee • Politics • Schools

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  3. SLC74

    I am assuming that people of all religions attend public schools. So why do Christians want only their religion taught there? If you want your children to have religious instruction in school, and prayer, send them to a Christian school. In a democracy, where all faiths are respected (supposedly), you cannot force your beliefs on others, just because you think your religion is the only true one. To me, any religion that thinks they are exclusive, cannot be coming from a spiritual source anyway. It is coming from an ego based religion... run by egotistical people who only want to spread fear so that they gain more power over the people. Jesus Christ said that the kingdom of God is within. So how could God be taken out of schools? Isn't God supposed to be everywhere?

    February 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
  4. aallen333

    We created laws to force God out, and now we're creating laws to force cops in.

    January 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm |
    • Damocles

      Clue me in on how a law can keep an all powerful deity out of anywhere.

      January 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm |
    • anthonyhantonh

      @ Damocles. Oh HE is there even in that school. But atheists don't want people of faith talking about Him.

      February 14, 2013 at 10:00 am |
    • midwest rail

      " Well God was not in that school thats for sure. They made sure they threw Him out. " Change yer tune often ?

      February 14, 2013 at 10:02 am |
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