The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer kicked off his “Focal Point” radio program yesterday with a Bible reading that he claimed explains why God refuses to prevent school shootings in America.
Reading from the book of Isaiah, Fischer insisted that God is entirely capable of preventing such deadly attacks and of hearing the prayers of those who ask him to do so, but that He can’t or won’t stop mass shootings because “His view is blocked” due to the nation’s toleration of abortion.
“We have these school shootings at Sandy Hook and other places and what we need to realize,” Fischer said, “is look, if you have a culture, you have a nation that’s spent 60 years telling God to get lost, then we should not be surprised when He’s not around when we want Him to be.”
“Now, what have we done to create this separation between us and a God whose ear can hear and whose arm can save, but he doesn’t?” Fischer asked, as he read again from Isaiah. “‘Your hands are defiled with blood,’ he says, ‘and your fingers with iniquity.’ So when we hold up our hands in prayer, you know what God sees when the people of our nation lift their hands to God in prayer? He sees the blood of 60 million innocent babies defiling our hands and dripping off our fingers, so He can’t hear, He can’t see, His view is blocked by the blood, the shed blood, of the innocents.”