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On CBS Evening News last night, in response to the Amish school shooting, Katie Couric’s FreeSpeech segment showcased a father who lost his son at Columbine.  Brian Rohrbough spent the segment trying to answer his own question: Why did this happen?  Here’s what he said:

I’m saddened and shakened by the shooting at an Amish school today and last week’s school murders. When my son Dan was murdered on the sidewalk at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, I hoped that would be the last school shooting. Since that day, I tried to answer the question, “Why did this happen?”

This country is in a moral freefall. For over two generations, the public school system has taught in a moral vacuum, expelling God from the school and from the government, replacing him with evolution, where the strong kill the weak without moral consequences. And life has no inherent value. We teach there are no absolutes, no right or wrong, and I assure you the murder of innocent children is always wrong, including by abortion. Abortion has diminished the value of children. Suicide has become an acceptable action and has further emboldened these criminals. We’re seeing an epidemic increase in murder/suicide attacks on our children.

Sadly, our schools are not safe. In fact, we now witness that within our schools, our children have become a target of terrorists from within the United States.

So the reason the Amish guy killed those innocent girls was because of Evolution?  Or maybe the guy just wanted to prevent the girls from having abortions.  Or he was a byproduct of a Godless school.  (Which seems odd, considering this was a village of the Amish…)

I have yet to hear anything about how the Columbine shooters did what they did because they were taught Evolution.

And what does he mean by saying that God was replaced “with evolution, where the strong kill the weak without moral consequences”???   Forget the fact that Evolution isn’t about saying what is right and wrong (it just observes what is there).  Didn’t almighty God kill plenty of innocent people in the Bible?   Ugh… this guy disgusted me.

I’m all for free speech, but a diatribe against those who don’t share your beliefs under the guise of answering why the shootings happened is plain irresponsible.

A video of the segment can be seen at Media Matters.

[tags]Brian Rohrbough, Katie Couric, CBS Evening News, Amish, school shooting, Columbine, Evolution, atheist[/tags]