Oprah on Mass Shootings: We’ll Be Lost Until America Finds the ‘Moral Center’ Churches Used to Provide

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 02: Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)
Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival

Entertainment mogul and part-time political activist Oprah Winfrey says the spat of mass shootings occurring in America are a result of the country’s disconnect with faith and church, which once provided people with “values about a way of living and being in the world.”

Speaking with Extra host Renee Bargh about the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio that left more than 30 people dead and dozens more injured, Oprah said “I think what people are missing is a core moral center.”

“Churches used to do that,” the OWN boss continued. “It was a central place you could come to and there was a core center of values about a way of living and being in the world. Until we can return to that, however that is, in whatever form, we will continue to be lost.”

In the days since the massacres in Ohio and Texes, Democratic presidential candidates like Robert O’Rourke and Joe Biden have accused President Donald Trump of inspiring the shooters, late-night hosts have pushed for gun control measures, and media outlets like the New York Times have gone so far as to print leftist-approved headlines that downplayed the president encouraging the country to unite.

President Trump left Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a planned visit to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Entertainment Editor and author of the forthcoming book 50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know, from HarperCollins. Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson

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