Tenn. pastor: Mass shootings due to schools teaching evolution

By Brett Wilkins | 17 December 2012
Digital Journal

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.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. What a repulsive excuse for a human being. It scares me to know that we are all actually related to people like him. (Scientifically speaking).

      • Well Marcia,____Yes it can be denied. Evolution isn't junk. Schools aren't mind control centers, unlike churches I might atdd. He's talking bollocks about these events increasing. They're not. Mass killings in America peaked in 1929. This isn't new, but it is news to be shoved in our face so morons can spout their bile about morality. Perhaps some of these bloated ticks could do a little research before the make outlandish and unstatistically supported claims.

    • DEFINITELY Patrick! At some point the stupidity has to stop. but at which point? how do we combat this hateful nasty, ignorant rhetoric? Makes me ill.

  2. Did you mean 'metal' detectors or will people with medals not be welcome. Of course you probably did mean medals, wouldn't want to actually see the Military members who fight to allow you to spew your very special sort of hatred. Hate is NOT a family or a Christian value.

    • E. Brown,
      You must be perfect…of course you probably think you have to mock some slight spelling error to reinforce that delusion. I have not heard where you believe Pastor Morris has made an error…?

      • Well, 99% of the scientific community in the world agrees that evolution is not "junk". Schools teach things in science class that are generally agreed to be true in the vast majority of the scientific community — that's what science class is for. That is one error. Other errors, mean-spirited ones, follow some strange assumptions. If you think there are no errors here, please provide specific examples of public school curriculum teaching "how to be a homo" or that each of us is "a god". Also, you live in America, I assume, and perhaps you are a proud American. I am, too. In the founding documents of our country, it is clearly outlined that there will be a separation of church and state. This is to allow everyone to practice religion as they wish, and not impede anyone's right to practice whatever they practice. We stick with these documents as crucial and important to who we are.

  3. People like him are what’s driving me away from religion. Reading his barbaric comments is like reading the barbarity of the old testament all over again. Evolution is a proven and observable fact, and there is not one educational institution in the USA that teaches how to be gay, and it’s extremely stupid and irresponsible to think so, much less say so. There are, however, plenty of religious institutions that preach hate and intolerance. Amen.

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