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Another mass shooting, more ‘thoughts and prayers’

“Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now,” U.S. House Speaker Paul J. Ryan, R-Wisc., tweeted to widely - and entirely justified - derision on Sunday.
Save it, Mr. Speaker. Your thoughts and prayers are years too late.
Offering thoughts and prayers to the families of those gunned down in a house of God by disgruntled Air Force veteran Devin Kelly profanes the memory of the dead.
Offering thoughts and prayers cheapens the act actual spiritualism they were engaged in when they died.
Thoughts and prayers?
Just stop.
It’s an anodyne construction ...


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