[Ed. – Tolerance?]
Whenever a seemingly inexplicably tragedy robs society of innocent human life, the grief-stricken frequently express their condolences through “thoughts and prayers.”
But recently this practice has come under criticism.
The blow back against prayer first surfaced after the San Bernadino terrorist attack, when many in the media and the Democratic Party began deriding these faith-based expressions as insufficient to counter the threat posed by firearms.
After the massacre Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the attacks on prayer have only intensified.
CNN’s Don Lemon offered the most pointed criticism of Americans offering their thoughts and prayers.
“These God-fearing Christians were in church,” Lemon said during an extended commentary Monday night. “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.”