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Mass shootings are apparently an attack on Judeo-Christian beliefs

According to this guy, anyway.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of "ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs" and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.

During a radio interview on The Heritage Foundation's "Istook Live!" show, Gohmert was asked why he believes such senseless acts of violence take place. Gohmert responded by talking about the weakening of Christian values in the country.

"Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important," he said. "Whether it's John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people ... Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters. We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country."

"You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of a derelict takes place."



Makes me so ashamed to be a Texan, when these reps go around talking like this.

And seriously, WTF?!
Wouldn't that make the shooter a Judeo-Christian terrorist?

(Also, no one else had guns because management of the Cinemark chain bans guns, which clearly worked out well.)
(That said, dark/smoky/teargassy/panicky theater isn't an ideal environment for shooting back, unless you happen to be a few feet from the shooter.)
An assault rifle is hard to beat unless you have one on you, too (which I hope people generally don't).
Non sequitur.
that's a cool thing aboot English -- one can think and make sentences that have never happened before -:)

so many narratives to sample, so much time
Come now, calmer heads need to prevail here.

We all know these school shootings is because of the gays, and the fact Jesus isn't allowed in school. (Well, there was that pesky Amish school shooting that debunks that theory, but I'm willing to overlook that minor incident).

Yes! It's the fault of the gays. (Who, along with dinosaur bones were planted on this earth by Satan).