Mass Shootings: The Problem - An Absence Of Morality

USA - On September 1, former police officer and President of the Family Research Council (FRC) Tony Perkins appeared on Fox News to discuss the shooting in Odessa, Texas. During the segment, Perkins, as well as pastor Corey Brooks from New Beginnings Church, made the case that a waning morality in the United States is contributing to incidents of public violence. Following introductions, Perkins stated that "at some point, we have to realize that as a nation, we have a problem, and the problem is not the absence of laws, it's an absence of morality. We’ve driven religion from our public life, and we're shocked that we no longer have morality and we no longer value human life."

Brooks stated: “I agree a lot with what Tony just said. The fact that morality is at a ... low in America right now, we have to do everything we can to make sure that we turn America back toward God. It’s unfortunate that in so many institutions, God has been forced out of the equation and as a result, you see individuals throughout America who have emptiness – whether you're dealing with the kid in Texas or a kid on the block in Chicago – a lot of these young people have emptiness inside; they're needing attention, affirmation, and acceptance, and until we get that settled, and no matter how many laws we do, no matter how restrictive we make it – Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun laws, but yet we still have a high surge of violence – that is because we're lacking in morality.”

When Piro noted that some in the mainstream press would argue that "religion doesn't stop bullets," Brooks responded:

“Well, I’d tell them that the legislation doesn't stop bullets. The fact that peoples’ hearts are not changed by politics; peoples’ hearts are not changed because of laws; peoples’ hearts are changed by God, and I really do believe that the lack of morality in America, the [act] of forcing religion into the fringes and not being a part of our society has really caused us some serious issues.”

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