26 people are dead in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the result of a mass shooting at a Baptist church, but a Fox News host said Monday morning that church was the best place to be killed because at least that way a person is close to Jesus when they die.
As part of an interview she was conducting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt remarked:
“We’ve been reporting this shouldn’t happen in a church. But I was downstairs talking with some people that work here that we all talk about our faith and we share the same beliefs. We were saying there’s no other place we would want to go other than church.
“Because I’m there asking for forgiveness. I feel very close to Christ when I’m there. So, I’m trying to look at some positives here and know that those people are with the Lord now and experiencing eternity and no more suffering, no more sadness anymore.”
Rather than calling Earhardt out for being such a monumentally ignorant bubblehead, Abbott agreed with her, saying there’s a:
“Necessity for us to come together under one God to purge evil and to rely upon the love that God provides.”
The shooter, Devin Kelley, was a former member of the church. Apparently, all the evil hadn’t been purged out of him, had it?
To tell people who have just lost loved ones that they should rejoice because their relatives died while worshiping is the height of insensitivity and ignorance. Then again, that’s what we’ve come to expect from Fox News, Republicans, and others who make excuses for the merchants of death that manufacture these weapons which continue to be a clear and present danger to every single person in the United States.
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