“Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt stretched too far trying to find a silver lining in reporting on the mass shooting at a Texas church that left 26 people dead.
Earhardt suggested that church was the best place for a tragedy like this to happen specifically because the people there were already close to God anyway.
“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,” Earhardt said during an interview with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. “We were saying there’s no other place we would want to go other than church. 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,” Earhardt continued.
This is especially tasteless when reports say half of those dead in the shooting were children, and the Texas shooting is the deadliest church shooting in American history.
While there’s nothing wrong with turning to faith in a time of crisis, Earhardt has unnecessarily created a controversy here by suggesting that anyplace is good for tragedy, let alone a church, which should be a sanctuary.