The kneejerk reaction from the Democrat Party and the media (but I digress) following evil like that which occurred in the mass murder of 17 high school students in Florida last week, is to “have a conversation” about taking away God-given rights from law-abiding citizens.
Disengeniously, this “conversation” the progressive commie left offers up never offers real solutions. After all, you can’t expect evil madmen to follow new gun laws when they don’t care to follow existing ones. Nevertheless, the “conversation” gets the Democrat base all riled up and we do have the mid-term elections creeping up on us. So there’s that. The “we must do something” crowd is more than happy to write checks to those politicians promising “to do something,” even if they have no clue what to do.
NFL star Benjamin Watson, a born-again Christian who isn’t shy about his faith, attacked the issue head-on in an interview with FOX News’ Martha MacCallum on Monday, stating that when you take God and faith out of the public sphere, evil fills the void and horrific acts like the Florida mass murder is an unfortunate example.
“When you take faith out of the public arena — when you take God out of there, people suffer.
Whether you believe you’re a Christian or not, those principles really carry us through. I mean, talking to my father who has seen how things have changed over the course of his lifetime. A lot of people of his generation point to the fact that when we start to remove God from the public sphere, we start to suffer the consequences.
So for me, I look at this young man and know there are a lot of people like him suffering. How can I reach out to him and share the love and hope of Christ to him? How can I listen to him? A lot of the times, because of the culture we are in, we’re on our cell phones, we are not paying attention to who is around us. We’re not willing to communicate with others so they feel like they are isolated in these silos.”
I’m old enough to remember when in the eighth grade in 1975, a teacher introduced “Situational Ethics” to the class. In an essence, it taught that there was no such thing as right or wrong, that your ethics may be different than my ethics — that what’s right for you might be wrong for me and visa-versa.
Watson’s FOX appearance was spurred by the following Facebook post on Saturday in which he called for the nation to “take an honest assessment of our culture.”
Biblical morality was taught in American schools until the 1960’s — even the Ten Commandments were hung on classroom walls. Such things as “Thou shall not kill” were taught. Now, not only is morality and virtue not being taught, but Hollywood has poisoned our youth’s minds by romanticizing crime and murder.
Godless progressive leftists have taken God out of the public schools, replaced it with their death culture and now we’re suffering the consequences. Benjamin Watson is correct.