Paul Ryan Hits Critics of His ‘Thoughts and Prayers’: ‘People Who Don’t Have Faith Can’t Understand Faith’

Immediately following the Texas church massacre, many offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their loved ones, including Speaker Paul Ryan.

As the news was breaking, he tweeted: “The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.”

Many on the left slammed him and others for offering thoughts and prayers, most notably from actor Wil Wheaton.

On Monday night, Ryan reacted to the criticisms in an interview with Laura Ingraham.

“It’s disappointing, it’s sad, and this is what you’ll get from the far secular left,” Ryan said. “People who do not have faith don’t understand faith, I guess I’d have to say.”

He continued, “The right thing to do is pray during moments like this because you know — prayer works. And I know you believe that and I believe that. And when you hear the secular left doing this thing, no wonder you’ve got so much polarization and disunity in this country when people think like that.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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