Mike Huckabee Claims Bibles In Schools Kept Guns Out (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former Arkansas governor and possible GOP 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claimed earlier this month that Bibles and Christian chapel services in schools somehow kept guns out of classrooms.

Huckabee was speaking at an annual conference put on by televangelist Morris Cerull at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, noted The Tennessean.

Huckabee recalled when Christian chapel services were conducted in his public school, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).

"And they would talk to us about Jesus," said Huckabee. "The Gideons would give us Bibles and nobody got arrested. Nobody got sued, and, by the way, nobody got hurt either. Because we were bringing Bibles to school, people weren’t bringing guns to school, except for the deer hunters who left them in their trucks."

Huckabee made no mention of Arkansas' notorious lynching, Jim Crow laws and opposition to desegregation back in the days when government-sanctioned prayer was allowed in public schools.

Talking Points Memo noted that on Dec. 13, 2012, Huckabee blamed the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting partly on the removal of God from schools (video below).

"We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee told Fox News. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?"

Sources: The Tennessian, RightWingWatch.org, Talking Points Memo, EncyclopediaOfArkansas.net
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