Evangelical leader suggests teaching evolution contributes to mass shootings

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said this week that the regularity of mass shootings in the United States stems from a “decades-long march” to drive religion and God from the public square, suggesting that the teaching of evolution has led Americans to treat each other like “dirt.”

“At some point, we have to realize as a nation that we have a problem,” Perkins, a former Republican Louisiana legislator, said on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, just a day after a mass shooting in west Texas left eight people dead. “And the problem is not the absence of laws. It’s an absence of morality. It’s really the result of a decades-long march through the institutions of America, driving religion and God from the public square.”

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