Conservative talking heads have been scrambling to find an alternate theory for what can be learned from the tragic shooting in Virginia this week. They cannot accept that the ease of access that Americans have to guns may be in some way at fault for the tragedy. Bill O’Reilly argues that the shooting was caused by secularism.
For O’Reilly, there is no greater evidence of secularism running amok in America than the recent scandal over Planned Parenthood. O’Reilly sees the Planned Parenthood videos as evidence that morality in America has degraded in the absence of religion, nevermind that the videos the scandal was based on have been widely debunked.
Without that religious background, there is no reason for people not to kill each other as happened in Virginia, O’Reilly argues.