Area PTA Mom Trashes Mike Huckabee for ‘Political Posturing’ Following Sandy Hook

After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mike Huckabee and many other “Christians” said the massacre was due – partly, at least – to the fact that “we’ve systematically removed God from our schools.” That didn’t sit well with Kimberly Burkett. She took to the Educate For Texas blog and unleashed:

If you visited a neighborhood elementary school like Sandy Hook, or any public school for that matter, you would see that God’s presence and the teachings of Jesus Christ are well represented by the works of the people in those buildings. Now perhaps His presence isn’t seen in the way you want — there aren’t readings from the Bible (or any other religious texts for that matter) and the Ten Commandments aren’t posted in classrooms (nor are the Pillars of Islam, actually), but His presence and teachings are instead practiced, demonstrated, and felt. You see, Mr. Huckabee, if you visited the schools you quickly denounce for removing your symbols of God, you’d find that His work actually takes places there every day.

Burkett’s husband is a principal in Grand Prairie ISD, so she presumably has some good info on this one. She concludes:

Mr. Huckabee, why are you and other sanctimonious detractors more concerned that educators don’t lead children in prayer instead of sharing concern for the many challenges that schools and impoverished children face daily? Why are you saddened that children aren’t taught Biblical parables instead of uplifted by the miracles that occur in schools every day? If you don’t see God in the efforts and works of schools and educators, I’m afraid you’re not really looking.

You see, Mr. Huckabee, schools don’t need to preach the Gospel or read the Bible every day to bring God into the classroom. He never left.

Mic: dropped. The post has nearly 400 comments.


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  • Bill Marvel

    Always grateful when our politicians tell us were God is or is not to be found. Else, how would we know?

  • burg

    Thank you. Well said.

  • billholston

    Wisest think I’ve ever read on this is, as long as there is algebra there will be prayer in schools. I’ve prayed at Courthouses for years. I once prayed in the hallway of the Federal courthouse after an asylum trial with the pastor who just testified to the danger my client faced if he was forced to return to a country which DID have a state sponsored religion. The issue is state sponsored prayer and that one is a problem. I’m thankful for the fact we don’t have state sponsored prayer.

  • Harvey Lacey

    Bill I’ve always said that as long as girls wear short skirts there will be prayer in schools.

  • Mike

    I honestly don’t think his statement was directed at Sandy Hook Elementary school, but to schools in General. I myself am a Christian, and I think his statement was fair in all aspects. God is everywhere – we know that, and I don’t believe that for a second God allowed this massacre. I personally, am a Christian myself. But, in regards to Mike Huckabee’s statement. I believe it was targeted towards Neil Cavuto.

  • Bob In Texas

    For another perspective on Mr. Huckabee’s comments, see here: