In the wake of Sandy Hook,Political Posturing by Religious Right Unhelpful
Commenting on tragedy is something that is hard to do in the immediate aftermath. For that reason, I have avoided comment on the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a deranged gunman took the lives of 20 students and 6 adults. I have, however, followed the comments by others – and, some of the comments that have flooded cyberspace have left me shaking my head in dismay.
Anyone who might wonder about my position on religion and politics; I try to steer clear of the former and have a strong feeling of disgust for the latter; has but to read some of the commentary to know why. The puerile political posturing by some former politicians, like former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who blames the shooting on a combination of lack of prayer in classrooms, homosexuals, and contraception are too dumb to even attempt a response to. …
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