Monday, April 17, 2023

Media Mocks Prayers

'Subtle smears' against Christianity marks coverage of Nashville massacre

By Kendall Tietz | Fox News
Published Thursday March 29, 2023

Despite the tragedy and loss of life, many public figures have criticized conservatives and Christians for their faith and prayer.

President Biden said during a speech addressing the shooting Tuesday:
As a nation, we owe these families more than our prayers. We owe them action."

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R), tweeted that he was "closely monitoring" the tragic situation at Covenant on Monday, asking people to "please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community."

Tenn Congressman Thomas Massie’s - Nashville District,
Christmas family photo. 
"Merry Christmas! PS: Santa, please bring ammo.”

Associated Press reporter Kimberlee Kruesi criticized Lee, who in 2019 "said he believed if Tennesseans prayed to God to favor the state - specifically mentioning school shootings - God would answer those prayers. Ever since, Lee has resisted calls to strengthen gun control laws - a common theme in TN."

"If thoughts and prayers alone worked to stop gun violence, there wouldn't have been a shooting at a Christian elementary school," It's your actions - including weakening the state's gun laws - that's killing kids in Tennessee. SHAME ON YOU. Covenant School," Gun control activist Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action tweeted in response to Lee's call for prayers.

... others slammed the state for banning drag shows and gender-affirming care for children instead of guns.

"Drag shows and gender-affirming care for minors were banned in Tennessee this month, while assault weapons remain legal," Newsweek tweeted.

"Thank god Tennessee protected the children from the so-called horrors of drag and gender affirming care so they can be shot up at school by an AR-15 instead," civil rights attorney and Harvard law clinical instructor Alejandra Caraballo said in a since limited tweet.

Houck said "subtle smears" had marked the press coverage, such as ABC's Terry Moran noting the "state of Tennessee earlier this month passed and the governor signed a bill that banned transgender medical care for minors."


The Fox News post ended with this:

The Covenant School issued a statement on Monday asking for "privacy as our community grapples with this terrible tragedy- for our students, parents, faculty and staff."

"Our community is heartbroken," the statement said. "We are grieving tremendous loss and are in shock coming out of the terror that shattered our school and church. We are focused on loving our students, our families, our faculty and staff and beginning the process of healing."



  1. Since its inception, the sole function of Fox “News”, as so clearly demonstrated by evidence in the Dominion lawsuit, has been to misinform, anger and divide Americans. Whether frivilous outrage over Christmas, LED lights, or Obama’s light brown suit, or more serious issues such as police violence, school shootings, or the rights of minority groups, and of course the Big Lie, Fox has reliably chosen to mislead and promote divisions in our society. Putin mush really have leverage over the Murdochs!

  2. Massive is a Congressman from Kentucky. So sad for the state of our nation