Fox News Guest Blames Mass Shootings On Fact That Evolution Is Taught In Schools

The head of a prominent Christian conservative policy organization appeared on Fox News Sunday arguing that the reason the U.S. has seen an uptick in mass shootings is because schools now teach evolution.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1245983

Would it be unkind to label this stupid? Well, let’s see, is there an uptake of gun violence in Europe? They teach evolution there.

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Christianity is not in conflict with evolution. The Catholic Church has said so for 60 years, and most mainline protestant churches never had an issue. It’s just the evangelical outliers who do.

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Yeah, need to get religion back in the public square… That’s only killed countless millions of people in the past few thousand years.

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“I mean look, we’ve taught our kids that they come about by chance through primordial slime and we’re surprised that they treat their fellow Americans like dirt,” Perkins said.

It’s one thing to “come from primordial slime”, but an entirely other thing to continue to behave like primordial slime by willingly choosing to do nothing in the face of gun terror, unique to America.

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Part and parcel of the Fascist Research Council’s bullshit.

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Faux brings Tony on to a “news” program just to illustrate how fair and balanced they are. Ummmm, riiight! Jesus F’n Krist!

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The truth is not always kind. Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is.

(I am ofttimes amazed that dickheads like this get through life without being broadsided by a bus…or a raging bull.)

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Where do they dig these people up? I guess whackadoodles improve ratings but some folks should never receive air time.

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Oh FFS.

I got nothing else…

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Yes, but they’re all godless commie socialists so it’s probably just an act to lure us into giving up our guns. /sarcasm

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‘it needs Christianity back in the “public square.”’

Now wait one darn second here, what about all the Hopes & Prayers?

You want miracles?

'“I mean look, we’ve taught our kids that they come about by chance through primordial slime and we’re surprised that they treat their fellow Americans like dirt,” ’

That looks like a beautiful miracle of nature to me.

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Ok, so a new theory it’s not video games or lack of prayer in schools, it’s evolution. Can it get any more stupid?

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“But it makes me lots of money! Isn’t that what’s truly important?”

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That’s one of them there ree-torical questions, ain’t it?

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“It’s time we talk about the result of the left’s systematic march through our institutions, driving religious expression from the public square.”

Maybe you could tell me why the left’s systematic March only (or at least mainly) caused the right to kill people.

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Phony JerKKKins, not surprised.

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Dear Tony, remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.

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Not the first time this weekend that I’ve heard stupidity about evolution from the Right.

Yesterday, we went to the Minnesota State fair. We take shuttle buses in - very convenient. So of course, outside the fair, there was some charlatan crowing about his faith and what the Bible says, from his point of view. He was railing against evolution and how there was absolutely no evidence that evolution was true.

Must be the talking point of the week or something.

ETA: it’s that or one has to wonder how they put their pants on in the morning without injuring themselves.

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