As an entire nation mourns after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee says the blame for it lies with all of us who have removed God from schools.
Speaking with Fox News after the shooting that ended with 27 dead, among which 20 children and the gunman himself, Huckabee says this is not something that gun control can prevent.
See the video above for his explanation.
As for how God could allow such a tragedy to take place, Huckabee says we have brought this on ourselves.
“We've systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools have become a place for carnage because we've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, responsibility, accountability?” he asks.
We should not turn to God only after the deed is done, he continued, but welcome Him into our lives at all times.
While many think his comments are reasonable, there are also angry voices online pointing out that Huckabee is not showing a trace of empathy for the victims’ families by saying these things.