Christian minister: Prayer in public schools is the only solution to school shootings

Appearing on The Jim Bakker Show this week, apocalyptic minister Perry Stone echoed a familiar theme emanating from evangelicals in the wake of mass shootings in schools: prayer is the solution.

Speaking to host Jim Bakker in a clip flagged by Right Wing Watch, Stone declared that the “same type of spirit” that led to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is enveloping the inner cities — a problem that is only solvable if “the teaching of the scripture” is allowed back in public schools.

“There’s got to be something breaking into the public schools,” Stone said, telling the story of a “really good Christian girl” who was saved by God in the recent Santa Fe school shooting.

“The sons and daughters being touched by the spirit of God is the remedy for this whole thing,” he  continued.

Stone went on to say that there’s such a huge drug problem in the “mountain schools” of West Virginia that they’re “letting young preachers come in and hold services in the auditorium during school time.”

“I know people are going to scream, ‘Oh God, separation of church and state.'” Stone said. “Look, when you’ve got kids dying, forget separation of church and state. When you’ve got overdoses of 15-year-olds, forget separation of church and state. And the great thing is hundreds of kids up in those mountains are coming to know the Lord.”

Watch the video below via Right Wing Watch:

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Sky Palma

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