GOP House Candidate Has Disgusting Theory For What Caused Sandy Hook Shooting

zach-dasherI guess ignorance runs in the family. GOP House candidate Zach Dasher, nephew of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, apparently knows exactly what caused the horrific Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.


Just three days following the shooting, Dasher said, “He was made in the image of God. But somewhere along the way he believed what the atheist says. He reduced humanity to nothing more than a collection of atoms, to be discarded like an old banana peel. I guarantee you, now this is my hypothesis, that even saw himself as nothing more than chemicals.”

And if you’re one of those “crazy” people who blamed the shooting on our gun culture or mental illness, he had a few words for you as well.

“To blame the acts of a mass murderer on mental illness, for one, is a slap in the face, I think, to reason. It’s the equivalent of blaming lung cancer on coughing,” he continued. 

So, to summarize, it wasn’t our gun culture or mental illness that led to the Sandy Hook shooting – it was atheism.

Normally I would explain why these comments are so incredibly stupid, but I think it’s rather obvious. But I will say that this does perfectly showcase the ignorance of your typical right-wing religious fanatic.

I really wonder what Mr. Dasher would say caused the horrific acts of violence committed by Christians. And by that I don’t just mean the extreme case of a mass shooting, but other violent acts like domestic violence or your everyday gun violence.

Violent acts that are committed every single day by people who consider themselves Christians.

Or what about groups like the Westboro Baptist Church who use their religion to justify their blinding hate and ignorance?

Hell, human history is littered with atrocious acts of violence committed “in the name of God.” After all, isn’t a belief in Allah (aka God) one element that Islamic radicals like ISIS use to justify their barbaric behavior?

But there’s really no need to try to find any kind of logic behind his asinine comments, because there is none. These comments were nothing more than ignorant, right-wing religious nonsense. And anyone who votes for this fool should be ashamed of themselves.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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