During his Saturday show, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tackled the tough question that has loomed over the tragic Newtown, Conn. shooting that claimed the lives of 28: Where was God during this school tragedy?
The FOX News host answered that God's presence and His good influence was pushed into a place of irrelevence. "We've escorted Him right out of our culture and we've marched Him right off the public square, and then we express our suprise that a culture without Him actually reflects what it has become," summed Huckabee.
He noted that while society searches for a law that would vanquish mass shootings like that of Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Bible already has such a law that "would work if we'd teach it and observe it." "Thou shalt not kill." However Huckabee stated that to enforce the Lord's commandments would "require bringing God back and we know how unacceptable that might be."
Yet Huckabee declared that God did show up despite society's attempts to shun Him.
"As soon as the tragedy unfolded, I think God did show up. He showed up in the lives of teachers who put their lives in between a gunman and their students. He showed up in the policemen who rushed into the school not knowing if they would be met with a barrage of bullets. He showed up in the form of hugs and tears for children and parents and teachers who had lived through the slaughter. He showed up at the overflowing church services where people lit candles and prayed. And He showed up at the White House, where the president envoked His name and quoted from His book."
Listen to Huckabee's entire answer in the video below: