Monday, July 23, 2012

Huckabee links Colorado shootings to society abandoning God

Mike Huckabee, on his show, opining on the Colorado shootings.

"We don't have a crime problem, or a gun problem, or even a violence problem.

What we have is a sin problem.

And since we've ordered God out of our schools and communities; the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn't act so surprised when all hell breaks loose."

And while Huck eulogized the victims of the Colorado shooting, he also argued for perspective -- that losing life (whether it's from wars, suicides, serial abusers, and, Huck argues, abortion) is all worthy of our attention.

I know that having a dozen people murdered in the movie theater gets our attention because thank God it doesn't happen every day.

But one million innocent and healthy unborn babies die in their mother's wombs each year by elective abortions, and we pay scant attention to that.

I know we've lost over 6,500 troops in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we hardly notice the still-mounting numbers.

I know there almost twice as many suicides every year in the US as there are murders but while we immediately cry for laws to address mass murder, when's the last time you heard someone say that we need to deal with the mental illnesses that are resulting in suicides -- especially and most tragically, military veterans.

I'm not attempting to disparage the attention being given to the Aurora theatre shooting.

We should all pray for the victims their families and friends and offer our help for the physical and emotional recovery the survivors.

But the victim of a murder in a convenience store robbery or a wife who dies at the hands of a serial abuser is also a precious life.