We don't even have all the facts yet on the school shooting in Connecticut, but that hasn't stopped a number of people from blaming it all on the fact that God "isn't allowed" in schools anymore. From the likes of ex-governor Mike Huckabee yapping to Fox News, to the requisite T-shirts asking, "Dear God, why do you allow so much violence in our schools?" (the answer: "I'm not allowed in schools - God"), it's rapidly becoming a tidal wave.
But as such people often tend to do, they've forgotten to look at history. A quick Google search turned up some 18 deadly shootings in churches in the last eleven years. In 2006, a gunman killed five children in an Amish school - one that, you better believe, "allows" God in. In April 2012, a gunman killed seven people in a Christian university in California.
And back in 1963, when God was still in every school, and on every courthouse wall, and people prayed before council meetings and football games, and children took part in the Christmas pageant no matter what their religion, four children died in a church when it was bombed in Birmingham.
Here's the scoop. We're not sure why people do what they do. If you truly believe that this latest shooting was the result of a deity angry over prayers not being allowed in school, then give your head a shake. And if you are using this tragedy as a stepping-stone to further your anti-secular mission, then utter shame upon you.