The Left Hits a New Low as Democrats, CNN and MSNBC Ridicule Christians for Praying for the Victims of the Mass Shooting at First Baptist Sutherland Springs

“When these atheists ridiculing prayer wake up in Hell — like the church shooter did Sunday afternoon — they’ll believe in God — but it’ll be too late!”

DALLAS — In an interview Tuesday night on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Fox Business, Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, was asked to comment on the outrageous actions and comments of the Left in ridiculing the prayers of the Christian community for the victims of the mass shooting at First Baptist Sutherland Springs.

Dobbs observed that:

  • Don Lemon, a CNN anchor, said “Thoughts and prayers did not stop an oversight from the justice system which enabled a guy who attacked his stepson and assaulted his wife from getting a gun … Faith without works is dead.
  • Joy Reid, an MSNBC analyst and host, tweeted, “Remember when Jesus of Nazareth came upon thousands of hungry people, and rather than feeding them, thought and prayed?”
  • Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu of California walked out of a moment of silence on the House floor for the victims, choosing instead to film a Facebook video on gun control.

Dr. Jeffress, who was asked to make sense of these highly offensive actions, noted that many—but not all—of those on the Left who don’t believe in prayer also don’t believe in God. When these atheists ridiculing prayer wake up in Hell — like the church shooter did Sunday afternoon — they’ll believe in God — but it’ll be too late!

Dr. Jeffress went on to note that some on the Left who do believe in prayer, like Don Lemon, are under the mistaken belief that legislation would have somehow prevented this tragedy, but we now know that it wouldn’t have happened. The only person who might have been prevented from having a gun was the hero who took down the shooter.

Furthermore, these attacks reveal the antipathy and double standards the Left applies to Christians. Why is it that the Left feels perfectly comfortable ridiculing “the thoughts and prayers” of Christians while they would never attack the “thoughts and prayers” of Muslims or any other faith group?

“The reason we pray right now is for those left behind, that they would realize the truth of Psalm 34:18 that God is close to those who are brokenhearted, and even though evil seems like it’s running rampant — and it is right now — the good news of the Bible is that one day the Lord is going to return and defeat evil forever,” Jeffress said.


Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 24 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book is, “A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home,” available at bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical advisor to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.


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