On December 16, 2013, U.S. evangelicalism uttered its last breath.
On this day Fox News pundit Mike Huckabee (a.k.a. Mr. "More Conversation, Less Confrontation") joined forces with Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and American Family Association's Bryan Fischer to proclaim that the school massacre in Newtown, CT should be blamed on the gays.
Following this news, Jesus of Nazareth left the building.
Just last month, as the movement struggled for breath, other far-right pastors blamed the gays for Hurricane Sandy. And just recently evangelicals kicked sand in the Supreme Court's face after these sissies dared to question their biblical understanding of family. (Justice Scalia and Rick Warren joined in this sandstorm by equating "gay marriage" with sodomy and getting punched in the face.)
But it took the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to deliver the fatal blow to this once-hardy American monolith. The Newtown tragedy gave evangelical pastors the opportunity to attribute a brutal mass murder to the "homosexual" lifestyle, along with other key religious right talking points—abortion, lack of prayer in schools, and feminists.
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