Trumpet Hour

Hosted by Joel Hilliker

Trumpet Hour is the voice of the Trumpet newsmagazine. In each edition, Joel Hilliker, managing editor of the Philadelphia Trumpet sits down with Trumpet writers to discuss world events and trends from a biblical perspective.

#282: Trumpet Hour: Why the Parkland Shooting: The Shocking Story You Have Not Heard

Aired Wednesday, March 14, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   57 minutes

The story behind what led up to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Show Notes

  • Today’s show is the story behind what led up to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. School and law enforcement officials implemented a policy aimed at reducing student arrests for criminal behavior, particularly among minorities.
  • Statistics showed the policy was a success—but the true effects were terrible: Student criminality increased, and officials had to work harder and harder to cover it up to preserve their “enlightened” approach to juvenile delinquency.
  • This example highlights powerful lessons we must learn as a society and in our individual lives: Evil must not be ignored, excused or accommodated. It must be eliminated, or it will destroy us.
  • And I’ll conclude the show by talking about how an overlooked command in the Old Testament reinforces this principle on how to overcome evil.