Among those companies announcing layoffs this week was Ohio-based coal company Murray Energy, whose CEO Robert E. Murray gathered his staff for a prayer Wednesday before announcing more than 150 job cuts. Twitchy earlier reported on the tantrum thrown by liberals over news of mass layoffs this week, which they characterized as vile, petty, un-American and done “not for any legitimate reason” other than “revenge.”

Jim Manley, a long-time Democratic spokesman and former senior communications advisor to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, added his voice to the mob by calling Murray’s prayer “grotesque” and his claim of a “so-called” war on coal phony and made up. Where would anyone have gotten such an outrageous idea in the first place? Perhaps from then-Senator Obama’s statement in 2008 that anyone building coal-fired plants would be bankrupted by fines for carbon gas emissions?

Murray’s prayer concluded:

Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build. We ask for your guidance in this drastic time with the drastic decisions that will be made to have any hope of our survival as an American business enterprise.

We admit we know about as much about running an energy company as the people who ran Solyndra did, but apparently these people do, and they’re happy to judge Murray on his “cruel and inhumane” treatment of those for whom he provided employment for so many years.