The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization on Monday blamed the massacre that left at least 12 dead in Aurora, Colorado on “the liberals’ way” of teaching evolution in schools instead of prayer and the Ten Commandments.
On his daily radio show, the American Family Associations’s Bryan Fischer pondered whether Pastor Rick Warren was talking about suspected Aurora shooter James Holmes or homosexuals when he tweeted, “When students are taught they are no different from animals, they act like it.”
“If this tweet was connected to the shooting, to this James Holmes, to the one that killed the 12 and wounded the 58 in this theater, it would be appropriate,” Fischer noted. “Because what does evolution teach? What does evolution teach? Evolution teaches that nature is a struggle, it is a battle, that only the fittest survive, that the way you get to increasingly complex forms of life is the strongest species survives.”
Fischer continued by suggesting that the shooting was directly connected to liberals who “spent 60 years telling God to get lost.”
“We kicked Him out of our public schools in 1962,” the radio host explained. “You can’t have prayer in public schools. We kicked the Bible out of public schools in 1963. … Then we got rid of the Ten Commandments in 1980.”
“Who knows if things could have been different. But we’ve tried it the other way. The point of my column, we’ve tried it the liberals’ way for 60 years now. What do we got? We have massacres in Aurora.”