Fox News contributor: ‘Exorcists’ and the ‘domain of religion’ should be involved in stopping mass shooters

During a Fox News panel this Wednesday, former secretary of education from the Reagan administration, Bill Bennett, gave his take what’s needed to stop mass shootings in America.

“I think you could strengthen red flag laws. Certainly people need to pay attention to them. It’s hard when parents aren’t doing their job for any red flag to make up for it. Also, the police need to pay more attention, and the schools need to pay more attention,” Bennett told Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

“I’m not sure we are going deep enough,” Bennett continued. “Yeah, I think you need police. You need parents for sure. You need schools. You need to clean up social media. You need all that. But you know, you may need an exorcist, too.”

“Before your audience shakes its head on that, if you look at these boys, these men, these young men, they have deeply spiritual problems. Deeply. Few go into the labyrinthian caves of the internet way down, and I don’t recommend it. It’s ugly stuff,” Bennett said.

“I don’t want to suggest something that would seem farcical to a lot of your audience, but I do think that the domain of religion ought to be involved here,” Bennett continued.

“It’s a deeply spiritual void, I think, that these young men have in their hearts and their souls, and I think it needs to be addressed. And I don’t think we get at it, frankly, with these externalities, as important as some of them may be. And they may be. We need to do it all, but we need to do more.”

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