Reactions to the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas have broadly consisted of sympathy and calls for prayer for the victims and their families, but some prominent left-wing voices have taken the opportunity to politicize the incident. Some on the left have used the shooting to mock the concept of prayer and Christianity.
Officials say that a gunman dressed in “full gear” and walked into First Baptist Church outside San Antonio, Texas, murdering scores and wounding more than a dozen churchgoers on Sunday morning.
Following the shooting, a number of prominent media personalities, celebrities and liberal pundits took the effort to mock the concept of prayer and called for gun control.
Wil Wheaton, the washed-up liberal actor best known for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and self-proclaimed “geek icon,” attacked Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, who was sharing a call for prayers for the people of Sutherland Springs.
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