As many Americans were in houses of worship on Sunday or preparing to watch an afternoon of pro football, at least 26 Texas Christians were murdered and at least 20 more were injured in a horrific mass shooting that took place during a morning church service in the small town of Sutherland Springs.
Via ABC News:
The attack began at about 11:20 a.m., after a suspect was seen at a Valero gas station in Sutherland Springs, dressed in all black, the Department of Public Safety said. The suspect crossed the street to the church, got out of his vehicle and began firing at the church, authorities said.
The suspect then moved to the right side of the church and continued to fire, before entering the church and shooting more, authorities said.
As the suspect exited the church, a local resident grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect, after which he dropped his assault-type rifle and fled, authorities said.
Almost immediately after news of the attacks broke across the airwaves and social media platforms, calls for thoughts and prayers began to roll in from politicians and other public figures. This, oddly enough, angered the ‘compassionate’ left.
The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they'd still be alive, you worthless sack of shit. https://t.co/iGHxPrYrLN
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2017
I’m sick & tired of “thoughts and prayers” for mass shooting victims. What we need: legislation & regulation. Start with assault-weapon ban.
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) November 5, 2017
Enough with the “thoughts and prayers already.” The Bible teaches us that faith without works is dead. Do something or say nothing. https://t.co/ekYTtpQhDk
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 5, 2017
If politicians had given more than just thoughts and prayers after the last mass shooting then maybe Texas massacre might not have happened.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) November 6, 2017
About the epidemic of mass shootings? Watch politicians tweet condolences, thoughts and prayers and then go to cocktails with gun lobbyists.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 6, 2017
Thoughts & prayers are not enough, GOP. We must end this violence. We must stop these tragedies. People are dying while you wait.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 5, 2017
As we learn more about the deceased gunman and possible motivations, one thing is certain: The more the unhinged left lectures people of faith that thoughts and prayers “are not enough”, the more those same people of faith will keep family members and victims in their thoughts and prayers.
It’s just what thoughtful people do, whether they or not they are believers. They come together. They join hands. They cry on each other’s shoulders. And they pray.
Texan Kathleen McKinley explains it best:
The only people who say “prayers and thoughts ring hollow,” have never experienced the power of prayer & how life changing it can be.
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) November 6, 2017