Guys, I tend to avoid posting about politics, but this is, at least, politic-adjacent.
The shooting in South Texas was a tragedy. Everyone, at least, can agree on that. Some people say it’s a sign that America needs more gun control, while some vehemently disagree.
No matter which side of that argument you’re on, please don’t belittle or attack the victim’s faith in your reasons. I keep seeing posts saying “If prayer worked, this wouldn’t have happened.”
And that isn’t defending the victims. That isn’t fighting for their death to not be in vain.
It’s one thing to argue that people should be doing more than just praying, but I’m begging you, don’t tell people to stop praying. Don’t try to shame people for sending messages of support to those who clearly need it.
For the surviving members of that Church, they need those prayers.
I understand that this is complicated. Every shooting makes people on both sides of the gun-control issue louder and more desperate.
But in the midst of all that, I’m asking you all to take a step back and respect the victims’ faith. If you can’t make your argument without mocking the victims’ beliefs, ask yourself who you’re fighting for.