Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, is under fire for disgusting comments he made demeaning religious people yesterday as the terror was unfolding in California.
Your "thoughts" should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your "prayers" should be for forgiveness if you do nothing – again.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 2, 2015
According to The Hill:
“Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says people who pray for the victims of shootings should be asking for forgiveness for their inaction.
Murphy made the comments in a post on Twitter after reports of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., where authorities say at least 14 people were killed by as many as three gunmen.
Several GOP primary contenders quickly expressed their condolences for the victims and said they were praying for their families.
“Your ‘thoughts’ should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your ‘prayers’ should be for forgiveness if you do nothing – again,” Murphy tweeted on Wednesday evening.
Murphy drew criticism from users on Twitter who said his remarks were “offensive” and demeaning toward religious people.”