The director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation boldly defended prayer on Monday as an appropriate response to atrocities.
After three children and three staff members at a Covenant school in Nashville were brutally gunned down by a transgender assailant, the cliched rhetoric that prayer is not enough has been reinserted into national media narratives.
However, at a press conference, TBI director David Rausch confirmed those who believed prayers were needed in the wake of the massacre.
“I would like to reiterate what the Sheikh said regarding the tremendous support and great teamwork that is going on here, and also send my heartfelt prayers to the families of these victims in this community,” Rausch said. Said. Press conference.
“Now I know some people want to criticize our prayers. Get out on these families,” he continued.
People often offer their “thoughts and prayers” to show empathy for victims of mass shootings and other atrocities. This is a way of showing solidarity with those affected by the tragedy, even though there is no personal connection.
But gun control advocates argue that “thoughts and prayers” do nothing to prevent violent gun crime. In fact, ridiculing people who offer prayers has become commonplace in recent years. For example, one Progressive radio host went viral Monday after realizing that prayers had not prevented the tragedy in Nashville.
At a press conference, Rausch explained that TBI investigators were assisting local law enforcement in the police involvement part of the case.
body camera The picture showed howwithin minutes, police officers broke into the school, identified the perpetrators, and ended the massacre by shooting the shooter dead.
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