“Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson was moved to tears on Monday during a discussion about the nation’s moral fabric and the tragic school shooting that unfolded in Connecticut. While speaking about these subjects with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Carlson became emotional, especially when describing the importance of faith in the midst of tragedy.
Throughout the exchange, Huckabee lamented the fact that the nation has drifted from its Judeo-Christian past. Rather than invoking God daily, he noted that it is usually following tragedy that people begin thinking about a higher power.
“I’m not suggesting by any stretch that if we had prayer in schools regularly as we once did that this wouldn’t have happened,” Huckabee said during the interview. “But, we’ve created an atmosphere in this country where they only time you want to invoke God’s name is after the tragedy.”
Rather than embracing morality exclusively following horrific tragedy or personal pain, the former governor and Fox News host made it known that he believes people should consider these themes more regularly. Carlson responded to his comments with raw emotion.
“Yesterday at our church, Governor, it was so moving,” she explained. “It was so wonderful to know that if you are a person of faith, you have a lot of questions why, but you have something to hold onto.”
Huckabee said that he believes that Americans need to quit apologizing for their faith and “quit being ashamed that we believe in God.”
Watch the interview, below: