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Celebs Mock Prayer, NRA After Mass Shooting

Celebrities scrambled to their Twitter pages to react to Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., an attack that appears to be the latest terror spawn from radical Islam.

Of course, we don’t know that to be sure, and plenty of information is still being processed about an attack which killed 14 people. That didn’t stop some stars from attacking not the killers, or those who preach a deadly form of Islam, but those who offered up prayers for the victims and their families.

In the span of 24 hours, the act of prayer become worthy of cultural contempt. Consider comedian and “The Daily Show” writer Travon Free, who found the very idea of prayer worth a quick laugh.

Leigh Whannell, best known for penning the first chapter in the “Saw” franchise, took aim at government officials who prayed for families directly impacted by the shooters.

​ Author Terry McMillan retweeted this nuggets diminishing prayer in the public space.

Patton Oswalt, the comic actor from “Justified” and the indie film “Big Fan,” also piled on prayer.

Actress Rose McGowan of “Death Proof” fame shared the cover of this morning’s New York Daily News which attacked those who offer up prayers after gun tragedies.

Comic Alonzo Bodden used the tragedy to slam the NRA, even though there’s no evidence the organization or its methods had any direct or indirect link to the tragedy.

“Dear White People” director Justin Simien also took advantage of the killings to blast the NRA without knowing all the facts.

Not every celebrity jumped on the prayer shaming bandwagon. Connie Britton from “Nashville” bucked this trend with a more straightforward message to her followers.

photo credit: Trier Cathedral (Trier Dom) via photopin (license)

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2 Comments

  1. This is a group who is willing to exploit this tragedy to push their agenda, yet they slam those who refuse to do so. I just might have to keep this one to remind those liberals who exactly the truly hateful party is. It sure isn’t the GOP right now.

  2. WHO ARE These people????
    You say they’re in Show Business? What do they do? Ticket takers?
    PERFORMERS?!? The Hell you say. Oh…oh I get it. They’re ‘The Usual Hollywood Suspects’ who are only known within LA County.
    Well…..that’s fame of a sort I guess.

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