Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas tried to blame the recent mass shootings on legal abortion and teaching children the facts of evolution:
[O]ne thing we can do is to quit this devaluation of human life in our society that is seen by the glorification of violence in our culture, by the mass slaughter of a whole class of citizens — the unborn.
By teaching our children that they’re nothing but an evolutionary accident instead of teaching our children that they are created by God, they are of value to God, and they are accountable to God for their actions.
The Friendly Atheist skewered Jeffress’ logic in response:
[E]ven scientists wouldn’t be so callous to say we’re evolutionary “accidents.” We’re the products of evolution and there’s tremendous power and awe and inspiration that can be derived from that. But that also requires you understand how evolution works, which Jeffress does not.