Immediately following the Texas church massacre, many offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their loved ones, including Speaker Paul Ryan.
Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 5, 2017
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.
The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they’d still be alive, you worthless sack of shit. https://t.co/iGHxPrYrLN
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2017
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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