"'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.
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.
Oh, I see! What Graham doesn't like is telling someone that you're praying for him or her! You're supposed to let victims of tragedies think that no one cares about them enough to express sympathy in religious terms. Really?
And how about that way Graham mocks itself: Big Ted Cruz kneeling by his bed. She all but threw in footie pajamas and a teddy bear..
I think that liberals need to quit digging this particular hole.