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The Sandy Hook children belong with their parents
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December 20, 2012 11:36
How can we take comfort that God is taking care of the children in heaven when he didn't stop the massacre in the first place?
US President Barack Obama in Newtown, CT.

US President Barack Obama, pensive at CT vigil 390. (photo credit:Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)

I know he was trying to be comforting, but United States President Barack Obama’s comments at Sandy Hook about God perpetuate the myth that humans ought to always see God in the role of comforter. God is supposed to be our protector and Biblically we’re supposed to challenge God in the face of suffering rather than believe that innocent people dying is somehow His will.

After reading the first names of all the twenty children who were murdered, here is what Obama said:

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