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Tenn. pastor: Mass shootings due to schools teaching evolution

A Tennessee pastor said that mass shootings are happening because schools are teaching evolution and...
A Tennessee pastor's Sunday sermon posited that mass shootings are on the increase because schools are teaching young Americans "junk about evolution" and "how to be a homo."
Pastor Sam Morris of the Old Paths Baptist Church warned his congregation that Sunday's sermon "will not be pleasant" before launching into a tirade about how the removal of Christian values from American classrooms was to blame for the wave of mass shootings that has plagued the United States in recent decades.
"We get all up in arms about 20 children being shot in a day care but we don't give one good-glory rip about the 4,000 that were removed violently from the wombs of their mothers the same day," Morris railed, referring to the thousands of abortions performed daily across the nation.
"I believe they use children and Christmas and all that to pull on our heart strings about gun control," he continued. "That's what it's all about."
Morris blasted equal rights as "equal immorality" and said that Americans should expect more mass shootings in the future because they have "kicked God out of schools."
"Why do you still send your kids to the government schools?" Morris asked. "What's behind this shooting that we saw on December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut and the other ones like it? Well, number one, deception... I got news for you. When you kicked God out of schools, you're going to be judged for that."
Morris said that the "humanism" taught in schools today instilled Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza with the belief that he was God and could "just go blow away anybody he wants."
"When I got in high school, man, I started learning all this kingdom, phylum stuff, all this junk about evolution," Morris continued. "And I want to tell you what evolution teaches-- here's the bottom line-- that you're an animal. That's what it teaches. So, you're an animal, you can act like an animal. Amen."
Morris did not elaborate on which species of animals besides human beings commit mass murder.
"So here you are, you're an animal, and you're a god," the pastor continued. "So, what are we going to teach you about in school? Well, we can teach you about sex, we can teach you how to rebel [against] your parents, we can teach you how to be a homo! But we're definitely not going to teach you about the word of God. Amen."
Morris also suggested that gun control actually causes more gun massacres.
"The first thing we start yelling about in America is gun control," he said. "No one's even thought about the fact that these shootings only happened at places where guns are banned. Have you noticed that? They have never had a mass shooting at a gun show, where you can find over a thousand loaded guns at one time."
Although Pastor Morris may only represent a relatively small congregation in some obscure corner of Tennessee, the sentiments expressed in his sermon have also been expressed by more prominent Christian figures, even national politicians.
Bryan Fischer, a director at the American Family Association, a Tupelo, Mississippi-based anti-gay organization designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, raised eyebrows and ire when he said that God did not protect the Newtown school shooting victims because prayer has been banned in public schools.
Perennial Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee echoed Fischer's views. "We ask why there is violence in our schools but we have systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee opined.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) concurred with Pastor Morris' assertion that more guns were the solution to the problem of mass shootings.
"Every mass killing of more than three people in recent history has been in a place where guns were prohibited," Gohmert said, parroting comments he made in the wake of July's Colorado movie theater massacre.
Shooters choose the places they do, Gohmert said, because "they know no one will be armed."


#1Dec 17, 2012 Marcus Hondro
Sometimes it's hard to believe how insensitive and stupid people can be. And odd.
#2Dec 17, 2012 Paul Wallis
Every media hog in the nation is getting on the bandwagon. Maybe they should try a mass shooting at a gun show, see if any of these wankers actually shoot back.
#3Dec 18, 2012 Hans Smedbol
and of course the statistics say the opposite of what these jerks are saying....that countries which have strongish gun control laws have FAR LESS gun caused homicides...and even far less than that of hand gun related homicides....than the USA has.
as the RCMP website says:
*The rate of crime involving firearms is much lower in Canada than in the United States.
*There are more than 30 times more firearms in the United States than in Canada. There are an estimated 7.4 million firearms in Canada, about 1.2 million of which are restricted firearms (mostly handguns). In the U.S., there are approximately 222 million firearms; 76 million of the firearms in circulation are handguns.
*A much higher proportion of homicides in the United States involve firearms. For 1987-96, on average, 65% of homicides in the U.S. involved firearms, compared to 32% for Canada.
*Firearm homicide rates are 8.1 times higher in the United States than in Canada. For 1987-96, the average firearm homicide rate was 5.7 per 100,000 in the U.S., compared to 0.7 per 100,000 for Canada.
*Handgun homicide rates are 15.3 times higher in the United States than in Canada. For 1989-95, the average handgun homicide rate was 4.8 per 100,000 in the U.S., compared to 0.3 per 100,000 for Canada. Handguns were involved in more than half (52%) of the homicides in the U.S., compared to 14% in Canada.
*Rates for non-firearm homicides are nearly 2 times higher in the United States than in Canada. For 1989-95, the average non-firearm homicide rate was 3.1 per 100,000 people in the U.S., compared to 1.6 per 100,000 for Canada.
this shows that the pastor is full of dog poop, and so are the folks who insist that gun control does not work.
#4Dec 18, 2012 Victor Grayson
what a werid man this pastor is.
#5Dec 18, 2012 Marcus Hondro
Outstanding, Hans, glad you put that up. Dog pop indeed, but more often such people as the insensitive and downright dumb Pastor described herein are just too arrogant and pig-headed, and thick-brained, to listen. They just get dumb and dumber.
#6Dec 18, 2012 Polarized
God killed 22 innocent children because of homosexuality and evolution. This guy needs to kindly remove himself from the gene pool.
#7Dec 18, 2012 Greta McClain
There are days I hate to admit I am from Tennessee....this is one of those days.
#8Dec 18, 2012 Steve K
I may be mistaken, Brett, yet it seems you periodically post anti-Christian articles, by selecting bizarre isolated ludicrous incidents, to discredit Christianity. Any reasonably intelligent being can perceive there is no link between the shootings and the teaching of Evolution.
... It seems Globalist Zionists [Illuminati] and their MSM minions are targeting two obstacles in their quest to facilitate a NWO: 1) gun-ban of law-abiding people so that citizens become powerless and unable to prevent a [brutal] fascist-style global nanny-state from being implemented; and, 2) attacking Christianity & Caucasian Christians in America & EU, perceived as impediments to achieving NWO. Let me quote Zionist Jewish rabbis sources:
Rabbi Efrati ~ ‘Islamization of Europe a good thing’ // "Jews should 'rejoice' at the fact that Christian Europe is losing its identity in favor of Islam as 'punishment' for its 'wickedness' & 'corruption'," a leading Israeli settler rabbi has announced. "Jews should rejoice at the fact that Christian Europe is losing its identity as a punishment for what it did to us for the hundreds of years were in exile there" Efrati said." {Published in Israeli ynet news} http://www.eutimes.net/2012/11/islamization-of-europe-a-good-thing-rabbi/
Rabbi Yosef ~ Gentiles exist only to serve Jews ~ Jerusalem Post 10-18-12 // "Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist to serve Jews. “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world; only to serve the People of Israel,” he said during a public discussion" {Jerusalem Post no longer permits link to this article on their website} http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/10/18/2741341/rabbi-yosef-non-jews-exist-to-serve-jews
These comments by Zionist Israeli rabbis, and DJ articles posted by Brett & others, cherry-picking of outrageous non-Christian actions / comments attributed to Christians / Christianity should be perceived for what they are ~ attempts to discredit Christian values / Christianity in accordance with Illuminati agenda. As one source astutely notes: 'Christianity & gun owners in the crosshairs: Chilling tactic exposed' ~ http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/6577
The Daily Mail also published an article: 'Flushing out the enemies of Christianity' ~ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2041509/Flushing-enemies-Christianity.html
... Enough said!
#9Dec 18, 2012 Steve K
Per H-S [#3] post:
It seems Hans supports Illuminati agenda to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens. He keeps posting these stats and yet, when confronted, silently disappears. The Bible notes workers of iniquity do not approach the light lest their deeds be exposed.
As I posted under another article when Hans tried to throw in these kinds of stats: 'Figures lie and liars figure!' This may or may not be applicable in data shown above. Hans, explain why Australia's gun-ban, upon disarming its law-abiding citizens, resulted in VIOLENCE ESCALATION! 'Watch what happens when Guns are banned in Australia' ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8RDWltHxRc
... These are not contrived stats! It's a brutal disturbing reality for the Aussies!
NOTE: I've posted other credible sources that support this view. In addition, I gave source link to 1969 Insider candid remarks given at a medical gathering that described the agenda Globalist Zionists were implementing to achieve a NWO. While the focus was on medical issues, other aspects were also mentioned; including the deliberate creation of a lawless violent society in order to achieve a NWO. Many of these goals have been completed while others are still in progress.
#10Dec 18, 2012 Steve K
NWO Plans Exposed By Insider In 1969 http://rense.com/general94/nwoplans.htm // Relevant topics that relate to causes of lawless violent environment that exists today:
... We witness violent senseless crimes thanks partly to law changes, false flag acts of terror to take away our legal & human rights, high rates of unemployment (creating family stress) that may incite violence, drugs & alcohol abuse that have influenced most/all participants to commit violent acts, promotion of violence in video games / movies & TV that conditions one's mindset to violence, alleged CIA MK-Ultra trained & programed killers, that collectively have been designed to create the lawless violent environment we live in today. This Illuminati strategy has been slowly implemented during past 4-5 decades. We are reaping the fruit of those sown seeds!
#11Dec 18, 2012 Steve K
*** BREAKING NEWS!!! ***
Was this a deliberately staged false flag event, where we are again being lied to that it was another 'lone gunman' to conceal a conspiracy? Read following views by 3 respected credible sources and decide for yourself if there is any merit to this perception:
Questions About the Connecticut School Shooting ~ Dr K Barrett, Veterans Today (one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror; appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS & other outlets, inspired feature stories & op-eds in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, & other leading publications) http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/12/17/questions-about-the-connecticut-school-shooting/
How the Newtown massacre became a Mind-Control television event ~ Jon Rappoport (candidate for a US Congress seat in the 29th District of CA; nominated for Pulitzer Prize, investigative reporter for 30 years) https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/how-the-newtown-massacre-became-a-mind-control-television-event/
Israeli death squads involved in Sandy Hook bloodbath: Intelligence analyst ~ G Duff, Press-TV (Marine Vietnam veteran; Senior Editor at Veterans Today; career has included extensive experience in international banking along with such diverse areas as consulting on counter insurgency, surveillance technologies, intelligence analysis,defense technologies or acting as a UN diplomat and 'special consultant') http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/18/278706/israeli-squads-tied-to-newtown-carnage/
... Perhaps this may explain intense Globalist Zionist-controlled MSM propaganda gun-ban spin; to conceal another possible false flag event!
#12Dec 18, 2012 Steve K
*** Addendum to BREAKING NEWS!!! ***
From Cdn Jewish writer Makow's website, two additional articles lending support to possibility of false flag event, exposing MSM story lies, and that other nefarious events are planned until guns are banned (citizens stripped of lawfully owning firearms for hunting & self-protection):
Newtown: Two Shooters Were Captured Alive! // Proof the US government and media are lying ~ Henry Makow http://www.henrymakow.com/whos-really-to-blame-for-school-shooting.html
More Massacres Until Gun Laws Enacted - Insider ~ Carolyn Hamlett http://www.henrymakow.com/insider-shootings-will.html
... Very disturbing insights that goes well beyond the 'lone gunman' scenario!
#13Dec 19, 2012 Kenan BartaN
This man is such an ignoramus I can't even begin to take the time to cut up all of his deluded blindered view points and chop them into tiny pieces with the direct logical reponses that would be included. It would wind up being a book and I just don't have that type of time these days. But I will say he needs to get out of the Bible and actually see the world sometime to understand his and the Bible's ways are NOT the only way it is.
#14Dec 19, 2012 Brett Wilkins
Steve K, I am not going to respond to your more ludicrous assertions, only the one where you accuse me of posting anti-Christian articles to discredit Christianity. I also call out Muslims, Jews or any other religion when they get ridiculous, which is quite often. It just so happens that I live in a nation where Christianity is the dominant religion, so naturally they will get the most attention.
#15Dec 19, 2012 Steve K
Per B-W [#14]
So if I understand correctly, as an atheist opposed to belief in God, you seize any opportunity to ridicule those who uphold religious beliefs by cherry-picking stories of actions or comments by dubious characters to discredit these religions; even though these dubious characters do NOT genuinely represent the religion associated with their actions or comments.
... Sounds to me like a deceptive form of journalism! Yet one that is supported, and encouraged, by the Globalist Zionist Elite (especially attacks on Christianity) for reasons published by many credible sources.
As for your retort re: 'ludicrous assertions' you discredit your own credibility. I am not posting ludicrous assertions, only the verifiable views and/or statements made by others, that are revealing and supported by many more sourced references which have not been included under this discussion, though they are on file.
#16Dec 19, 2012 Steve K
Per K-B [#13] retort:
Your anti-Christian sentiments are known from the kinds of opinionated views you have posted in the past including, more recently, under DJ article ~ 'Woman says she was fired from Wal-Mart for prayer with customers'
I'm reminded of Proverbial saying: "The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the minds of fools." (Prov. 15:2,7)
An intelligent person becomes informed by competently researching subjects and/or scrutinizing motives behind various events happening in the world today. A fool lacks competent skills to do so, or, may be intellectually too lazy to make the effort to become informed and enlightened.
... To post a sentence, or brief paragraph, of opinionated ridicule tripe requires no effort, no skill, and no intelligence!
#17Dec 19, 2012 skeptikool
Not all object to those quotes, Steve. There are many undecided (maybe even the odd Jew and/or Muslim) who appreciate the Bible's wonderful language. Those who read or saw Elmer Gantry may recall the preacher's reference (1 Corinthians 13, starting from verse 1): “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” Wonderful stuff!
#18Dec 19, 2012 Steve K
Per skep's [#17] post:
Whether or not one chooses to believe in the reality of God is one's 'freedom of choice'. I no longer have that freedom of choice! Shortly after my granny's death in 1977 due to old age (and mindful of my mom's tragic death to cancer in 1969), I was confronted with the perplexing issue if there was really a Divine purpose to life or if life was simply a natural biological accident and the survival of the fittest or most crafty. In prayer, I sincerely asked God to reveal Himself in His own way (if He truly existed) if He really cared about my welfare. That prayer was answered some 6 months later on 12-08-1977 c.a. 5:25 PM EST in a profound supernatural way. So I know the reality of the existence of the Divine Creator! That said, I do not view others, in condemnation, for their unbeliefs. I consider myself very fortunate that God, in His merciful grace, chose to reveal His presence. And to subsequently be filled (equipped) with the Holy Spirit!
We are living in a world of malice and deception; very close to the end of the Age of Man. Several have received visions of Divine judgment falling upon America; one of which (in 1971) revealed the final 12 U.S. Presidents after which America would be devastated. If that vision is accurate, Obama is the 12th and final president!
Your reference to Corinthians is true. It pertains to self-righteousness in condemnation of others. Yet there are two forms of judgment: one a command, the other a warning. We are commanded to discern (expose) truth from falsehood! We are warned NOT to condemn others lest we be condemned in return for our own failings. I have, on occasion, fallen into the latter danger and the Holy Spirit has impressed upon my conscience the danger I'm exposing myself to. {The Holy Spirit acts as a Teacher, a Counsellor, to those in whom He resides.}
Beware of confusing the two forms of judgment: discernment vs. condemnation. I am judging the fruits of other reader's posted contents (which is Scriptural); not opinionated condemnation on their character. Hence, the use of Proverbial saying, which describes the attributes [fruits] of the wise and those of fools.
... Incidentally, Israelite prophets (watchmen during kingdoms of Israel and Judah) were very unpopular and their messages upset many, including their kings. Some were martyred for the audacity to reveal truthful insights and/or warnings! Do you truly believe watchmen who God has appointed in this age will receive a different reception?
#19Dec 20, 2012 Hans Smedbol
calling the pastor out for his stupid comments is not being anti Christian, Steve...
just because one believes in God, and considers oneself a follower of Christ does not excuse one's stupid ideas, and bigoted knee jerk conservative propaganda, which bears no relationship to truth.
the pastor is entitled to hold any bigoted and stupid ideas he likes, but when he makes them public, he is open to criticism for them...and Brett has done so... there is nothing wrong with criticising people for their incredibly stupid ideas. you do it all the time....
#20Dec 20, 2012 Steve K
Per H-S [#19] retort:
If you properly read [#8] & [#15], and had spiritual insight, you would understand why the reproof was given.
I don't fault DJ contributors for exposing hypocrisy of religionists. In fact, it's a prime reason I withdrew from regular church attendance myself, two decades ago. The Holy Spirit touched men from all walks of life, who received Divine insights, that were put into written format, and later assembled into a book we call 'The Bible'. Very few are 'children of God', though many may profess to be! Remember: "Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." (Ps. 127:1) Unless God touches one's life and becomes Lord in that one's life (and thus part of His body, part of the Holy Temple), the rest labor in futility; their profession is [likely] in vain!
When bizarre examples of conduct and/or messages are singled out, perceived to be willfully chosen to discredit or ridicule spiritual values / Biblical teachings / Christianity / the existence of God, I will post reproof against such deceptive messages. I reproved another DJ contributor who was doing the same thing as Brett. To his credit, he heeded the reproof and now seldom posts such kinds of articles.

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