Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite
Following the Thursday night Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting that has killed 12 people and left more than 30 injured, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reportedly said that the tragedy was 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 in a state where concealed gun carry is allowed.
According to the Huffington Post‘s Jennifer Bendery, during his radio interview on the Heritage Foundation’s “Istook Live!” show withErnest Istook, Rep. Gohmert was asked why he believes mass shootings like this one take place. The congressman responded that it’s a result of the weakening of Judeo-Christian values in America.
“Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important,” he reportedly 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,” Rep. Gohmert lamented.
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