May 18, 2018
POWER OF PRAYER
Only hrs after a school shooting in Texas a debate emerges on ‘prayer’.
What To Consider
"Once again, our Nation grieves another mass murder. Heidi and I are keeping the students and faculty of Santa Fe High School in our fervent prayers.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx), May 18, 2018
“Spare us your thoughts and prayers and do your job.”
Mayor Mike Rawlings (D), Dallas, issues a statement imploring Republicans and President Trump to take "substantive action" re: the "mass shooting epidemic" in America.
“…so heartbroken. Texas, I’m thinking of you and sending all the victims and their families my love and prayers.”
Kylie Jenner, Twitter, May 18, 2018
“Santa Fe High, you didn’t deserve this. You deserve peace all your lives, not just after a tombstone saying that is put over you. You deserve more than Thoughts and Prayers, and after supporting us by walking out we will be there to support you by raising up your voices.”
Emma GonzA!lez, Student, Parkland High where a student killed 17 peers.
Agree or Disagree?
“Prayer isn’t a lazy activity that people rely on in place of taking action…The problem isn’t that critics are calling for action, it’s that they have completely skipped over the necessity of faith and the power of prayer to sustain victims and to help those who have been tragically impacted by these horrors.”
Billy Hallowell, Author
Is prayer, the usefulness or lack-of, a priority of debate in the hours after a mass shooting? What do you think?
- OPINION ARTICLE: Texas school shooting –What it means when we talk about ‘thoughts and prayers’A http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/18/texas-school-shooting-what-it-means-when-talk-about-thoughts-and-prayers.html
- Piers Morgan Thumps Trump Over Texas School Shooting Tweet: “Your Prayers Don”t Seem to Be Stopping Deranged Kids”A https://www.thewrap.com/piers-morgan-thumps-trump-over-texas-school-shooting-tweet-your-prayers-dont-seem-to-be-stopping-deranged-kids/
- Texas teen charged with killing 10 in high school massacreA https://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-shooting/texas-teen-charged-with-killing-10-in-high-school-massacre-idUSKCN1IJ1PA
by Jenna Lee,