Democratic hopeful Cory Booker has issued some harsh words of criticism to those who vow to send “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of mass shootings.
The left has, for some time, sought to throw shade on Christians who insist that prayer is real and powerful, especially in the ministering of comfort and solace to those who are hurting in the wake of these tragic events.
Booker, it seems, has taken the exact same line calling thoughts and prayers “just bull***t.”
“We are not going to give thoughts and prayers,” Booker declared in an interview with CNN on his would-be Presidential response to mass shootings. “When I’m President of the United States, I’m taking a fight to this issue like folks have never seen before, because we’re better than this is a country.”
"We are not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just bullsh--,” 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker says about his gun violence prevention plan.
— CNN (@CNN) May 11, 2019
Booker, who has touted himself as a believer during his campaign, added that “as a man of faith” he “was taught that faith without works is dead.”
Dems continued assault on “thoughts and prayers”
The Democratic left has become well-versed in attacking Christians who seek to prayerfully uphold those grieving the loss of loved ones. In an attempt to politicize the issue, critics insist that those who are invoking a spiritual solution are negating all practical steps. Often times, this is not at all true.
“Thoughts and prayers did not stop a troubled person from buying assault-grade weapons that took the lives of 26 people in an instant,” CNN anchor Don Lemon said following the 2017 mass shooting at a Baptist Church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas.
“They were praying when it happened. They don’t need our prayers,” added Congresswoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal after the same event, responding to a tweet from then-speaker Paul Ryan who called for prayers for those affected.
More recently, after last month’s Synagogue attack, leftists bombarded Twitter with the same anti-Christian sentiments.
“Spare us your thoughts and prayers,” Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted. “It’s an alibi for inaction. You told the NRA yesterday you’d keep dangerous guns in the hands of dangerous people. We will take it from here with action.”
Democrat Joaquin Castro simply added that “the time for thoughts and prayers has passed.”
Has it? It seems like more prayer is just about exactly what the world needs right now.