Leftists embarassed themselves yesterday when, thirty seconds after it was announced there was a shooting, started looking for ways to politicize it. But the worst thing they did? Prayer-shaming. They mocked people for prayer. As if all of you who took a moment to ask for God to intervene and protect people? Liberals think you’re part of the problem. They’re waging war against you for it.
Because apparently, when you don’t have facts, the proper response is to build a bitter narrative…
Your "thoughts" should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your "prayers" should be for forgiveness if you do nothing – again.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 2, 2015
If only there were something politicians could offer, other than thoughts and prayers, to stop gun violence. https://t.co/Ga9qkBgLkE
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) December 2, 2015
Other countries must have fewer mass shootings because their conservative politicians offer thoughts and prayers more vigorously.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) December 2, 2015
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 3, 2015
And in possibly the douchiest tweet ever in the history of the internet…
Thanks for tweeting, following, & watching today as we shamed NRA bought lawmakers for #thoughtsandprayers. Together, we can make this stop.
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 3, 2015
Now, leftists making idiotic statements about prayer isn’t new. These are the same people who blame terrorism on climate change (like Bernie Sanders). What makes this stand out is how everyone started tweeting the same thing all at once, which means this was coordinated messaging. Someone somewhere got paid a lot of money to devise a plan to mock people for praying…to God. No one would’ve said or tweeted a word had the prayers been to Allah or Mother Earth. Which means someone came up with the idea in the first place and lay in wait to implement it at first opportunity.
As The Atlantic points out, good luck with that hoss…
There are many assumptions packed into these attacks on prayer: that all religious people, and specifically Christians, are gun supporters, and vice versa. That people who care about gun control can’t be religious, and if they are, they should keep quiet in the aftermath of yet another heart-wrenching act of violence. At one time in American history, liberals and conservatives shared a language of God, but that’s clearly no longer the case; any invocation of faith is taken as implicit advocacy of right-wing political beliefs.
The most powerful evidence against this backlash toward prayer comes not from the Twitterverse, but from San Bernardino. “Pray for us,” a woman texted her father from inside the Inland Regional Center, while she and her colleagues hid from the gunfire. Outside the building, evacuated workers bowed their heads and held hands. They prayed.
Of course the problem with people praying is the suggestion there is a higher power. That’s a problem when you believe in the all powerful nature of government. Praying for God’s intervention here on climate change earth, where liberals think humans in government are divine, needs to be squashed.
But seriously, we all think this is a brilliant idea to wage war against prayer and highly encourage Democrats to run on this in 2016. We’ll put it right up there with denying God three times at your convention, and trying to eliminate the second amendment. Please, try it. We beg of you. Conduct a war on prayer. You’re going to lose and you’re going to lose hard. Not that it’ll stop you. God, morality, right and wrong… it’s liberal kryptonite.
Pray on it.
~Written by Courtney Kirchoff