Vice President Mike Pence visited Texas today, and during an appearance with Gov. Abbott, a “Day of Prayer” was declared:
With @VP looking on, Texas @GovAbbott signs proclamation designating Sunday as a "day of prayer in Texas." pic.twitter.com/wQnlAHrrSZ
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 31, 2017
.@GovAbbott Announces Day Of Prayer In Texas After #HurricaneHarvey. pic.twitter.com/aQuLw7GWxa
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 31, 2017
.@GregAbbott_TX: "I am declaring this Sunday, September 3rd, a day of prayer in Texas." #Harvey pic.twitter.com/SehXKCgAP3
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 31, 2017
Many supported the declaration:
Thank you @govAbbott https://t.co/Fe8h1CAkdg
— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) August 31, 2017
#Texans you are blessed to have this man for your #governor https://t.co/mOkEmS90wV
— HaveFaith (@HisWordsAreTrue) August 31, 2017
I love this Governor!! https://t.co/XuLZwDUgNs
— Susan Lascon (@susan_lascon) August 31, 2017
Amen for the victims, the helpers, and a future that will only know good health prosperity and happiness. You will come through this. . https://t.co/UX1r3TeCBl
— Audie Leon Murphy (@TumbleweedTexan) August 31, 2017
This girl from Ohio is praying for Texas everyday. To put feet to my prayers donated to Red @RedCross Cross.
— cheryl deitrich (@cldeitrich1951) August 31, 2017
But the declaration also brought with it an expected reaction:
ZOMG! "A day of PRAYER"??????????? Cue the liberal heads exploding. https://t.co/h7MJveAWDb
— TParty Infidel Annie (@bloodless_coup) August 31, 2017
Called it! Here we go:
If prayer worked there wouldn't have been a disaster to begin with. Texans don't need prayer, we need action. pic.twitter.com/oU5hUkH3R0
— Born2Rezist (@Born2Rezist) August 31, 2017
Heartwarming muddying of the separation of Church and State by the GOP poster boys for harmful Christian policy at the state level. https://t.co/qqvJcwcLiz
— Yng BrunchLord Infms (@RELLish_Life) August 31, 2017
The people in Texas don't need "Thoughts & Prayers". They need FOOD, WATER & SHELTER. Where is trump? Selling hats on the golf course?
— Danny B (@bklynfuels) August 31, 2017
How is praying going to change the things? Why not instead focus on infrastructure improvement and combating climate change?
— Dorkus Maximus (@mp256) August 31, 2017
Probably should have done that BEFORE a hurricane hit if you're that much of a believer. But count on Abbott for empty gestures.
— Evil Tree Galidar (@Galidar) August 31, 2017
That's really going to help! Not.
— Walter Alston (@Joshua103) August 31, 2017
are we supposed to have separation of church and state in the US?
— Donna D (@donna_de) August 31, 2017
Should have tried that trick before the flood.
— B_Sharp (@Paul_4_PM) August 31, 2017
Because praying for the storm to not damage anything or kill anyone worked great. https://t.co/PLpdh1LMvK
— Dorian (@DorianStaten) August 31, 2017
And this helps how?
— Banker (@banker_tech) August 31, 2017
FFS. Really? Cuz for truly spiritual people, every day is prayer day. @GovAbbot how about a day of reflection on your anti citizen policies?
— NYC2DAL (@MCintron) August 31, 2017
If you genuinely believe God answers your prayers, why not do it BEFORE a trillion dollar natural disaster? Asking for a soggy friend. https://t.co/nn4ZSThyeB
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) August 31, 2017
How to do nothing and think you're helping. https://t.co/5nV2p89GBE
— Amanda Blue (@CassyBlue3) August 31, 2017
How is this going to help people n need?
Sure doesn't look like it helped any1 b4 the storm hit
Asking for a friend with boat rescuing ppl! https://t.co/ElmwJVCUtt
— Tripin Fool (@tripinfool) August 31, 2017
Believing in the imaginary doesn't help or solve real life situations. If you really want to help then donate. Time, money, shelter…
— PDXnowATX (@greynraney) August 31, 2017
Instead of considering climate change and what he can do about it… https://t.co/mhOETaVzNh
— John (@democurmudgeon) August 31, 2017
thats right, pray…that will solve all your problems…..sigh
— Damian Allegra (@False_plausible) August 31, 2017
Well, that'll fix everything
— Matthew Davis (@megamattdavis) August 31, 2017
You KNOW Jesus is up there, begging God to go Old Testament and lightning bolt their fake-Christian asses!
— Mizmaimee (@mizmaimee) August 31, 2017
Riiiiiight because I'm sure nobody was praying before Harvey hit. Just admit it prayer doesn't work you're just talking to yourself.
— Excitable1 (@smunl311) August 31, 2017
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