CNN host Don Lemon said on Monday night that "thoughts and prayers" were not enough in the wake of the recent shooting in a Texas church.
Thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers. Don’t get me wrong. Prayers are important. They really are. But can we just be honest for a moment? And this is not about religion. It’s not about politics. Democrats do it too.
These God-fearing Christians were in church. They were already praying. Thoughts and prayers did not stop an oversight from the justice system which enabled a guy who attacked his stepson and assaulted his wife from getting a gun.
Thoughts and prayers didn’t stop a troubled person from buying assault grade weapons that took the lives of 26 people in an instant. And please don’t get me wrong. This is not at all about the Second Amendment or taking guns out of the hands of responsible gun owners.
So tonight, I hope you will join me in praying that our leaders will actually do something of substance and action this time that precludes another thoughts and prayers moment.
Remember this. Faith without works is dead.
The tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas left 26 people dead and more wounded. Eight of those killed were members of the same family. Yet our nation's prayers for the loss of innocent life met with anger and annoyance from the left.
Lemon is hardly the only public figure treating thoughts and prayers with apparent indignation.
It is perfectly fine to have strong views on gun control. But why direct anger at Americans who are praying for victims? Prayer gives people hope and makes people feel unified after a tragic event.
Many times, shootings like the one in Texas brings out the best in humanity. We see people risk their lives to save their neighbors, and communities come together in the aftermath. But other times, unfortunately, tragic events bring out the worst in politics. And in this case, the nasty, sneering left is using the death of 26 people to push a political agenda and vilify those who pray.