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Slate writer denies GOP prayer-shaming by…doubling down on GOP prayer-shaming

December 4, 2015

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Author Graham: Actually prayer really is a “platitude”

“Prayer-shaming” isn’t about attacking prayer,” Slate‘s Ruth Graham patiently explains to us dimwitted and thin-skinned conservatives who had the gall to express outrage over that New York Daily News front page (quickly copycatted by practically every other liberal media outlet) that used the words “meaningless platitudes” to describe the “thoughts and prayers” that Republican politicians offered on behalf of the victims of the San Bernardino massacre.

Tut-tutted Graham:

“And let’s be clear: This week’s prominent ‘prayer shamers’ aren’t really against prayer. They’re against platitudes. The problem is when ‘thoughts and prayers’ are the only response to a public event that calls for political action. It’s hard to imagine that even the most dedicated atheist objects to Ted Cruz kneeling by his bed at night to pray for the victims of yesterday’s shooting. What Cruz chooses to do in his bedroom is his own business.”

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Big Ted Cruz kneeling by his bed. She all but threw in footie pajamas and a teddy bear.
Posted by Charlotte Allen
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