‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

(Corinne Weaver – NewsBusters) Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman.

So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.”

As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced on the sympathy and tore it to shreds. Producer Andy Lassner tweeted, “‘Thoughts and prayers’ is politician speak for ‘I need gun lobby money.’” Actress Mia Farrow stated, “Prayer does not replace action. WE NEED RATIONAL GUN LAWS.”

The attacks on faith continued. Actor Billy Eichner retweeted Vice President Pence’s statement about the shooting, and responded, “Forget your thoughts and prayers. You’ve been praying since Columbine. YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK. Can the rest of us rational thinking people actually try to do something about this now???”

Others turned on the politicians, hinting that they supported the shooter or were threatening towards the victims. Comedian Andy Richter tweeted a response to Trump’s support for the victims, saying “Who is he really with, though? The shooters or the ones who get shot?” Director Joss Whedon called Trump’s support for the victims “a threat.”  View article →