Why did the shooting in Las Vegas happen?
Police don’t know (or haven’t released) the motive. But that’s okay because Pat Robertson has the answers.
“Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening?” he asked. “The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”
“Until there is biblical authority,” Robertson continued, “there has to be some controlling authority in our society and there is none. And when there is no vision of God, the people run amok … and we have taken from the American people the vision of God, the whole idea of reward and punishment, an ultimate judge of all our actions, we’ve taken that away. When there is no vision of God, the people run amok.”
Though I should mention that, when a man murdered people in a Sikh temple in 2012, Robertson blamed atheists who “hate God.” And last year, after the Pulse nightclub massacre, Robertson urged conservatives not to get involved and let LGBTQ people and radical Muslims “kill themselves.”
But this time? This time, it’s the fault of liberals for criticizing a man so beholden to the Right, he let Pat Robertson conduct one of the only one-on-one interviews he’s had with the press.
(via Right Wing Watch)