If you ask Fox and Friends co-host Ainsley Earhart, apparently it's better to be murdered in church than anywhere else.
She made these comments earlier today while the trio of state-sponsored Trump TV hosts talked to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
As the interview progressed, Brian Kilmeade moronically asked Texas Governor Abbott if there were any 'notes' "from the church requiring members to leave their guns outside."
Just think about this question. Kilmeade is wondering if there were signs telling these churchgoers to leave your guns at the door, just like they did in saloons in the 1879 Arizona town known as Tombstone.
Abbott said there was no "note or notation" by the church to disarm yourself before entering. I mean this is sick.
The governor doesn't know if the neighbor who had intervened had killed 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, who has been named as the shooter.
We do know that he was sending threatening texts to his mother-in-law who did attend the church he opened fire on.
Then Ainsley Earnhardt entered the conversation and made one of the most sophomoric, silly and just plain mindless statements I've ever heard after a mass shooting.
I'm just at a loss to write the correct words that describe what you're about to hear.
Ainsley opined, "Governor, you know we’ve been reporting this shouldn’t happen in a church but I was downstairs talking with some people that work here that we all talk about our faith and we share the same beliefs. We were saying there’s no other place we would want to go (be murdered) other than church.”
She continued, "Because I’m there asking for forgiveness. I feel very close to Christ when I’m there. So, I’m trying to look at some positives here and know that those people are with the Lord now and experiencing eternity and no more suffering, no more sadness anymore.”
When bullets are flying while you are attending some kind of church service, I believe confusion, fear, and shock would be the first things experienced. Seeing your friends being massacred right before your eyes might even shake one's faith to the core.
There is no good place to be murdered. There are no positives when you are the victim of mass murder. Being murdered in a mall, a movie theater, a nightclub, a concert, at school, on a bike path or in a place of worship are all equally horrible.
I know there are many different denominations and non-denominations of Christianity with different beliefs, but her words go beyond the pale.
The pastor and his wife Sheri Pomeroy were not at their church at the time and they lost their 14-year-old daughter to the slaughter as well as their entire "church family." They might be asking themselves how God could let something like this happen to them in their own congregation.
During a discussion back in June of 2015 about the Charleston church massacre, Fox and Friends' Steve Doocy wasn't thrilled that that shooting was labeled a hate crime since the shooter was white and killed all African Americans.