Right after another tragic mass shooting in which the gunman used an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon to mow down innocent children, lawmakers in Florida promptly shot down the idea that perhaps dangerous weapons of war should not be sold to civilians. Of course, in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, plenty of “thoughts and prayers” were offered to comfort the grieving community of Parkland, Florida and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. So, it is no surprise that while these people refuse to do anything about the gun problem, they certainly will attempt to unconstitutionally inject religion into the schools instead.
The idiots in the Florida legislature just held a vote to require that all schools have “In God We Trust” displayed prominently. And, for once, it’s not just Republicans peddling this religious nonsense to impressionable young minds, either. Democratic State Rep. Kimberly Daniels said of the vote, which passed 97-10 in the Florida House, says of the situation:
“It is not a secret that we have some gun issues that need to be addressed. But the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart.”
Yeah, Rep. Daniels. Tell that to the parents of the 17 children whose hearts will never beat again because of this deranged gunman, and because of your refusal to act when it comes to the nation’s problems with gun violence.
“God isn’t “Republican and he’s not a Democrat He’s not black and he’s not white. He is the light. And our schools need light in them like never before.”
Did it ever occur to you to consider the rights of students who do not believe in your god? This is disgusting. This is a secular nation. We need to address gun violence, no faith. We have far too much of that in this nutball country as it is, and it has never done anyone a bit of good. Take your prayers to church, not to school.
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