In the wake of a horrific shooting in which a self-identified transgender woman killed three children and three adults at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, flags were down and tensions heightened this week.
Chad Scruggs, senior pastor of the school, gave a statement to the media that reflected the Christian perspective on tragedy: “Through tears we trust that she is in the arms of Jesus who will raise her to life once again.”
Instead of mourning the loss of innocent life as any rational person would, Whoopi Goldberg, host of ABC’s “The View,” jumped on a bandwagon that has aggressively sought to undermine the spiritual power of Christian prayer.
The day following the Monday attack, Goldberg appeared on set wearing a sweatshirt with “Thoughts and Prayers” crossed out and “Policy and Change” written in its place.
Whoopi Goldberg's sweatshirt on today's broadcast of The View. pic.twitter.com/7aTvQEseQS
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 28, 2023
The nihilist message, which is a direct affront to the religious beliefs of tens of millions of Americans, exemplifies the increasing trend in the United States that seeks to replace trust on God with dependency on the government.
As far as secular statists like Goldberg are concerned, we no longer require a connection to a higher power and His supernatural intervention. Instead, we require the secular intervention of a totalitarian government with the objective of destroying the fundamental liberties that our Founding Fathers asserted were established by the same greater authority.
(The Constitution doesn’t mention God, of course, but the Declaration of Independence is clear that humans are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” And those “Blessings of Liberty” in the Constitution’s Preamble had to come from somewhere.)
Despite her clear allegiances, Goldberg is not the originator of the profane phrase.
In the aftermath of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the BBC reported that liberals shared the same anti-prayer attitudes.
In the same year, extreme leftist organizations such as People’s Action utilized the tragedy to promote anti-gun sentiments.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
People’s Action specifically blamed Republicans for the Florida slaughter despite the attack being perpetrated by a mentally disturbed individual whom the FBI was warned about prior to the massacre.
People’s Action posted a fundraising site with the statement: “With today’s news, this year’s death toll from school shootings now stands at 21. Thoughts and prayers won’t bring them back, or save the next ones to die.” CONTINUE READING…