Groups like that heinous Westboro church say the Sandy Hook shooter was the hand of God, punishing America for its sins. So they tried to picket the vigil and funerals of the slaughtered, carrying signs saying: "God hates " Thus, many of us want them declared a hate group to take away their tax-exempt status.
Others tell us God is murdering children (or allowing them to be murdered) for not praying aloud in schools. Matthew 6:6 tells us to pray in secret, unlike the hypocrites who pray on street corners for show. Many of those children probably did say bedtime prayers. And when I grew up in the '50s, we were taught that separation of church and state is essential to the freedom of religion our ancestors were seeking in America.
Others erroneously link Asperger's to the shooting. Thus, parents of autistic children across the nation are worried that people will treat their children badly. Just like the rain, Asperger's falls on the just and unjust alike. Think about the contributions of these autistic people: Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Mozart, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Picasso, Benjamin Franklin, Margaret Mead, Aristotle, and perhaps Bill Gates.
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