Tara Setmayer, ABC’s co-host of “The View,” blamed Tuesday’s Uvalde school shootings on a “rise in violent Christian nationalism.”
It’s part and parcel of Christian nationalism. We have witnessed a rise in violent Christian nationalism. This is also alarming. Setmayer stated that they use biblical principles and pervert them in order to justify their actions.
She continued, “Particularly in Texas, this is a growing movement.” It’s Trump, guns, and God. Or God, guns, and whatever. It is a part of their ethos.”
Setmayer is a senior advisor to the anti-Republican group, the Lincoln Project. He was acting as the guest host in the only conservative slot on the show.
Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the show, added to Setmayer’s point and appeared to blame Christians for racism and slavery.
It’s been this way since the beginning. This was how it was in the south. Goldberg stated that they used to refer to the Bible as “You’re not people”. God doesn’t view you as people so we don’t consider you people.
Goldberg called for the ban on AR-15s.
“I don’t care NRA. You have to give up that gun. You can keep your other ‘ye ha guns’. The AR-15 isn’t a hunting gun. Goldberg stated that the AR-15 is not a gun for hunting. This gun is designed to kill people. It’s that purpose. It’s not yours anymore.
Sunny Hostin, co-host, took aim at Daniel Defense, a gun manufacturer for a tweet featuring a child with an unloaded gun and a Bible verse attached.
The View’s comments show a trend by some media outlets to call Christianity a tool for violence and white supremacy. TIME published a piece titled “It’s time to stop giving Christianity a pass on white supremacy and violence” last month.
A columnist for the LA Times also attacked Christians who converted to the faith after the Uvalde shooting. He accused them of supporting a “return of the kind of faith which allowed brutal enslavement of the land to be the law of this land for centuries.”
President Biden was criticized for repeating the false narrative that the 2nd Amendment didn’t allow anyone to own cannons during the founding of the United States.