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Kentucky Tea Party governor blames Charlottesville violence on lack of Bibles in schools

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin raised eyebrows when he told a conservative talk radio personalty that a lack of Bibles in schools is responsible for the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville.

West Virginia radio host Tom Roten asked the Kentucky Republican about a controversial bill he signed allowing the Bible to be taught in public schools.

“When you go back a couple of hundred years, in most instances the only textbooks that were in our public schools were in the Bible,” Bevin claimed.

“And it’s interesting that the more we’ve removed any sense of spiritual obligation or moral higher authority or absolute right and wrong, the more we’ve removed things that are biblically taught from society, the more we’ve seen the kind of mayhem that we were just discuss,” he continued.

Critics noted multiple problems with Bevin’s reasoning.

“Say it all together now: The Bible was never banned from public schools,” Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist. “What Bevinis referring to are mandatory Christian prayers. How that rejects some part of our history, I don’t know.”

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“And why are we trying to replicate our education system from hundreds of years ago,” Mehta added.

Bevin’s habit of relying upon the Bible and prayer as a public policy response has been labeled as, “Kentucky-fried Christianity” by critics.

Bevin’s official plan to reduce an epidemic of violence in Louisville’s troubled West End was for people to walk the neighborhood praying for “two to three times a week during the next year.”

“The weekend following Gov. Matt Bevin’s prayer plan was marred by violence, leaving four dead in just three days,” the Courier-Journal noted.

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Nine additional homicides have been committed in Louisville since that tragic weekend.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist

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Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.

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