God WAS in Sandy Hook Elementary, Mr. Huckabee

One-time presidential candidate and current full-time buffoon Mike Huckabee said the following on Fox News in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting:

“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”

Message to Mr. Huckabee and the other disturbed souls who harbor such inane beliefs: God was fully present in Sandy Hook on Friday.  Her name was Rachel Davino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rouseau, Mary Sherlach, and Victoria Soto — the six courageous women who gave their lives for the precious children in their care. 

And God was, it increasingly appears, notably and heartbreakingly absent from the troubled home and mind of Nancy Lanza — the mother of the shooter who is emerging to have been a weapons collector and a paranoid “prepper” in the ilk of so many other strange and troubled people who have lost all perspective in these challenging times and opted to wall themselves off from society.



  1. Jack

    December 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Mike “The Baffoon” Huckabee has spoken and once again revealed his ignorance and at the same time deminish the lives of the children killed and their protectors at Sandy Hook.

  2. david esmay

    December 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I find it strange that those on the right and in the Republican party, those same people that proclaim themselves to be the standard bearers of personal responsibility, believe the absence of a supposedly omniscient being is the reason incidents like this are occurring and that asking a supernatural being to perform certain tasks is a legitimate mechanism for change. It is unconscionable for people like Huckabee and those who share his views, to exploit every tragedy in order to publicize their fanatical religious beliefs.

    “It came from god. The last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument. Anything you can’t describe- it came from god.” George Carlin

  3. Sarah

    December 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

    If you listen to his full message, he DID state that God was there in the teachers/staff, emercengy workers, parents, students, and community that pulled together to support each other. Rob needs to listen to the rest of the message, not just choose the one sentence he didn’t like.

  4. Alex

    December 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    And all this time I thought it came from esmay !

  5. nick

    December 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Obviously you didnt read/watch the entire speech. Here’s the rest of the speech…

    “I think god did show up.

    He showed up in the lives of teachers who put their lives between — and their students.

    He showed up and policeman who rushed into the school.

    Not knowing if they would be met with a barrage of bullets.

    He showed up in the form of hugs and tears for children parents and teachers would live through the slaughter.

    He showed up at the overflow church services where people lit candles and — And he showed up at the White House where the president invoked his name and quoted from his book.

    And in a few days or weeks will probably ask god to excuse himself from view and we will announce that — arrogant pride that we are now enlightened and educated.

    And we’ve evolved beyond needing — and somebody’s gonna suggest that we pass a law to stop all this kind of thing.

    — I want to point out that we don’t have to pass a new law there’s one that’s been around a while that works if we teach it and observe it.

    Thou shalt not kill.

    Well there about nine others.

    But to tell you about — would require bringing god back and we know how unacceptable.

    At might be.”

  6. david esmay

    December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    “Is god willing to prevent evil, but not able?
    Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing?
    Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing?
    Then wence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able or willing?
    Then why call him god?”


  7. Frank Burns

    December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks Nick. Now we know the rest of the story.

  8. Jack

    December 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    So Huckabee blames the Constitution. By blaming the first amendment for the deaths of children at Sandy Hook he trivializes the death of our children.

  9. Frank Burns

    December 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    You can quote Bozo the Clown if you like but your non belief does not impress. Please keep it in the closet.

  10. david esmay

    December 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Frank, you and Bozo are one and the same. Extraordinary claims REQUIRE extraordinary evidence. What needs to be put in the closet is your belief in the unbelievable. Huckabee’s claim that the removal of nonsensical mysticism from schools is behind this tragedy and his, coupled with your adherence to anti-reason and illogical assertions, and the lack of the ability to understand what constitutes the real world is amazing in it’s vapidness and backwardness. Prove any of your specious points, and I’ll listen. As soon as you devolve into mysticism, and you will, you’ve lost the argument.

  11. Matt Ellinwood

    December 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    The comments above conflate two separate sets of remarks by Mr. Huckabee that took place on different days in a misleading way by stating that Rob “didn’t read the rest of the speech”, when in fact the quoted remarks come from a totally separate speech. The first set of remarks that Rob’s article is based on took place during an interview with Mr. Huckabee by Neil Cavuto on Dec. 14th, while the second set of remarks that you reference took place the following day on Dec. 15th on Mr. Huckabee’s show. Rob did not take anything out of context here, and Mr. Huckabee did not point out the places where God was in the school until after he had received a significant amount of blow back for his controversial comments. Here are the two distinct sets of comments:

    Dec. 14th:

    Dec. 15th:

  12. Scarlett Hamilton

    December 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    That’s a good idea, Huck, blame us for god, once again, pulling a no-show.
    To me he is looking like a spoiled, bratty, vindictive ____ who essentially decided that because a few free-thinking individuals asked him not to, he isn’t going to show up where he is needed by the masses.
    Ummm, I thought this putative god of yours is all-knowing, all-seeing and omnipresent? He is going to let a few mavericks stand in his way? Guess so.
    Not opting for prayer in schools is not the same as saying no one in the school wants to commune with god. It’s just that certain prayers are not appropriate for all religions and parents feel that it is better to keep your own traditions in your own home. As usual, everyone misinterprets this to mean that they want to ban religion.
    Hucky, I know that was the only straw that you could grab at, but give it up. We feel bad enough about this tragedy, don’t dump it on us just because you silly air-fairy screwed up again.

  13. Frances Jenkins

    December 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    David has a loss of mind . Eat black cherries, it might help.

  14. david esmay

    December 18, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Frances your lack of profundity is only surpassed by your ignorance. Use your mind, read a book, a real one, void of pictures and pop ups.

  15. Franz

    December 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    If God was there, no one would have died.

  16. Patience

    December 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    ANYONE can pray in school — I can go into ANY school in America and pray right NOW if I want to.

    What we CAN’T do is force people to pray — that is not allowed.

  17. Bob In Texas

    December 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Another perspective on Mr. Huckabee’s comments: http://bobintexas.blogspot.com/2012/12/god-and-sandy-hook-elementary_19.html

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