Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee thinks he came up with a bulletproof solution to the end gun violence and the opioid epidemic. Lee said this week that if enough people actually prayed for school shootings to stop, then it would miraculously end them.
“If thousands of people offer similar prayers, he believes God will impart his favor on Tennessee,” the Associated Press reports. “The governor’s remarks came during a luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Nashville headquarters.”
Lee has been known for having extreme policies. He has rejected legislation that would expand the state’s Medicare program and urged residents to use the gym more often. He also believes that passing a virtual total ban on abortion will help his state’s citizens.
Meanwhile, Friendly Atheist notes that Gov. Lee “held a literal ‘worship’ service on the day of his inauguration,” and “announced that October 10 would be an official day of prayer and fasting across the state.”