February 3, 2015 5:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Tamara Scott is part of the Republican National Committee and also Concerned Women for America.

“When the prayer came out in the ‘70s, and that’s one of the things that I prayed for last week in Louisiana with 6,000 people, repentance, because we as a church should never have let that happen, we should never have allowed prayer to be taken out of our schools,” she said.

She cited the claims of Christian-nation activist David Barton, who links the end of state-sponsored school prayer to all manner of social ills. “Since we’ve done that, David Barton has done studies and research that in your schools, the crimes used to be gum, tardiness and talking. Now it is assault, rape, murder. We’re dealing with much more difficult issues,” she said.

(In reality, the rates of violent crime and sexual assault have plummeted in the last two decades.)

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16 responses to Iowa Republican: End Of School Prayer Led To ‘Assault, Rape, Murder’

  1. Larry Schmitt February 3rd, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    If you want your kids to pray at school, teach them yourself, or send them to religious school. If you want to see public school students praying, show up during finals.

  2. Larry Schmitt February 3rd, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    “In reality, the rates of violent crime and sexual assault have plummeted in the last two decades” Alan, don’t confuse the religious zealots with facts, you’ll just confuse them. After all, David Barton “did the research.” Where, at NewsMax and WND?

    • Dwendt44 February 3rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Is this the same David Barton that puts his words in the mouths of our founding fathers? The bold faced liar that claims our founders wanted this to be a ‘christian’ nation?
      He just make stuff up or pulls it out of his bung hole.

      • Warman1138 February 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm

        ”Bung Hole Barton” has a nice ring to it.

  3. toadUso February 3rd, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    There is still prayer in churches, homes; and also places of business and schools and everywhere there is a person who chooses to pray. No one could stop prayer if they wanted to, unless the one praying demands to pray aloud, and the only purpose of that is to get a response from everyone but God.

    Does she think the religious education parents give their children is so shallow that they shed it at the door and never give it a thought all day? Then I’d say they better not home school either!

  4. whatthe46 February 3rd, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    then, how would she explain the child raping priest? this woman is an idiot.

  5. Bunya February 3rd, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    LOL! Now THAT’s a good one! I put that excuse up there, right next to “legitimate rape” and God-approved pregnancy via rape! This woman is retarded.

  6. tracey marie February 3rd, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    the theocratic nitwits really believe rape never happened before the 70’s

    • Fossil1944 February 4th, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Perhaps they should revisit the old testament in that bible they love to misquote so often.

  7. granpa.usthai February 4th, 2015 at 12:13 am

    when she’s able to count to 1, somebody should hand her a copy of the 1st Amendment.

  8. granpa.usthai February 4th, 2015 at 12:20 am

    just 1 (one) prayer for the whole damn day?
    why not 5 times a day?

    and make sure the kids are facing towards Mecca!

    • rg9rts February 4th, 2015 at 2:05 am

      And women segregated away from the men

  9. bpollen February 4th, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Seems to me that these people don’t even READ their own holy book. It’s a veritable celebration of violence, and assault and rape and murder. The damn idiots also make the base assumption that the ONLY POSSIBLE factor in this putative increase is the dropping of school prayer. Could poverty have an impact? Nope, school prayer. Could the erosion of our democracy account for any part of that change? Nope, school prayer. Prevalence of firearms? Nope, school prayer.

  10. Chinese Democracy February 4th, 2015 at 2:00 am

    “we cannot begin to address the culture of violence that is literally exploding all around us without acknowledging that “manning up” in American culture too often involves actions aimed at the subordination of others—women, children, nature—to the will of a man who, it is assumed, embodies the will of God. These often religiously informed, institutionalized, and naturalized versions of masculinity play no small part in the continuum of violence in America”


  11. rg9rts February 4th, 2015 at 2:04 am

    And she prayed long and hard before making that moronic statement…

  12. Fossil1944 February 4th, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    What the heck is wrong with the republicans in Iowa? Suppose it could be Monsanto’s GMOs in their corn? One of my very good friends is from Iowa and he has never acted like that. Perhaps the key word is from. He has lived far from there for quite a few years.