President of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins appeared for an interview on Fox News to discuss the recent shooting in Texas.
Well, I'm willing as a former police officer and an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, I'm willing to sit down with the Left who say, "I don't want to hear any more about your prayers." Well, I agree. Praying alone is not enough. It’s time to act, and it's not just about having a conversation about restricting those who should not have guns, criminals, but it's also a discussion of the absence of a moral core in our culture today.
I mean, look, we've taught our kids that they come about by chance through primordial slime and then we're surprised that they treat their fellow Americans like dirt.
It’s time we talk about the result of the Left’s systematic march through our institutions driving religious expression from the public square. I think we have to go back to the point where we instill in these children – at least give them the opportunity to know that they're created in the image of God, therefore they have inherent value, and as the first president United States said, "Don’t think that we can have morality without religion." We’ve driven religion from our public life, and we're shocked that we no longer have morality and we no longer value human life.
Todd Piro then brought on Corey Brooks who is pastor of New Beginnings Church in Chicago, Illinois
Brooks elaborated further,
I agree a lot with with Tony just said. The fact that morality is at a ... low in America right now, we have to do everything we can to make sure that we turn America back toward God. It’s unfortunate that in so many institutions, God has been forced out of the equation and as a result, you see individuals throughout America who have emptiness – whether you're dealing with the kid in Texas or a kid on the block in Chicago – a lot of these young people have emptiness inside; they're needing attention affirmation, and acceptance, and until we get that settled, and no matter how many laws we do, no matter how restrictive we make it – Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun laws, but yet we still have a high surge of violence – that is because we're lacking in morality.