Fox & Friends guest blames decline in prayer for school shootings

Fox & Friends guest blames decline in prayer for school shootings

Bobby Bowden: "Everybody sees the problem going on in our schools today. People walking in off the street and killing ... I think we need to go to the man upstairs."

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From the August 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BOBBY BOWDEN (RETIRED FLORIDA STATE FOOTBALL COACH): Just like I said at the first of the program, by golly, if we're not going to raise our children, and not give them good things, and not have prayer with them, or for them, where are they going to get it? Where are they going to get it? If we're going to fire everybody that has a prayer with a team, man, I wonder what's going to happen to our young people? It's -- surely everybody sees the problem going on in our schools today. People walking in off a street and killing 11 of them. Killing 12 of them. Killing two of them, and things like that. You know it? I mean, we need something stronger than us to seize this. I think we need to go to the man upstairs.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Ultimately you would like to see Coach Kennedy get his job back or be able to coach somewhere else. But Bobby, you know how things are these days. We're in a very litigious society now, and when you introduce religion into things in the public square ultimately there is going to be somebody who may take offense to it. You talked about the two families who asked that you not take their sons to church. There's going to be somebody who objects to it. So going forward he might get his job back, but if he does this again he's going to get in trouble. 

BOWDEN: Well let me ask you this, can you do anything without somebody objecting to it? If you do it, some are going to object. If you don't do it, some are going to object. I believe I'd rather be on the right side, and to me that's on God's side.

Previously:

NRATV host: “Taking God out of our culture … is at least partly to blame for the violence we see today”

Fox's Jason Chaffetz: Parkland shooting survivors "need a belief in God and Jesus Christ"

Fox & Friends host speculates that Las Vegas shooter's motive was that he "didn't have a god"

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