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I've Treated Gunshot Victims. Thoughts And Prayers Won't Save My Patients.
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Once you've treated victims of a school shooting, you can't stomach "thoughts and prayers" anymore.
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Trump’s Evangelical Supporters On Apostles’ Creed Gaffe: ‘I Can't Sing Either’
Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress defend Trump after he was criticized for not reciting the statement at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
President Donald Trump Forgoes Praying
During the funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush, President Donald Trump sat out the Apostles’ Creed — and everyone noticed.
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Twitter Users Taunt NRA With 'Thoughts And Prayers' Amid Reports Of Financial Struggles
The gun lobby reportedly cut out free coffee at its headquarters as money runs tight.
Chris Cuomo Rips Mass Shooting Thoughts And Prayers: ‘What Are You Praying For?’
"You mock those who lost loved ones," the CNN host said.
Rabbi Has One Haunting Question For Trump Defender After Synagogue Shooting
Ex-Trump aide says people need to pray more. Rabbi counters, "Isn't praying what the people in the synagogue were doing?"
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Pittsburgh Synagogue Rabbi Ripped Weak Gun Control, Do-Nothing Politicians After Parkland
"Thoughts and prayers" are only followed by more bad news, Jeffrey Myers wrote to his congregation just months ago.
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NRA Gets Trolled With 'Thoughts And Prayers' Over Reported Financial Woes
"Don't send money.... thoughts and prayers should suffice."
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Chinese Christian Missionary Fatally Shot In Missouri, Police Say
Xindong Hao was in town with his family to visit Kansas City's International House of Prayer.
Capital Gazette Reporter To Trump: 'I Couldn't Give A F**k' About Your Prayers
“I’m going to need more than some thoughts and prayers, because our whole lives have been shattered," said shooting survivor Selene San Felice.
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Twitter Users Pan Ted Cruz After He Tweets 'Prayers' To Santa Fe School Shooting Victims
"We're tired of paying you in exchange for your useless prayers," one Twitter user told the senator.
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Parkland Survivors React To Santa Fe High School Shooting In Texas
"You deserve more than Thoughts and Prayers," Emma González tweeted.
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Trump’s New ‘Religious Liberty’ Order Alarms LGBTQ Groups
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Many believe the president's new “faith initiative” will only "divide and discriminate."
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Trump Proclaims National Day Of Prayer, And Twitter Users Relish The Irony
"Did you spend your days praying Mueller goes away and that Giuliani shuts his face?" one person asked the president.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Calls Out Trump Over 'Thoughts And Prayers' Tweet Following Shooting
"We can't keep being reactive to this."
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Instead Of Thoughts And Prayers, Oregon Passes New Gun Safety Law
Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill to stop convicted stalkers and domestic abusers from buying and keeping firearms.
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DCCC Advised Candidates To ‘Be Careful’ With Initial Comments On Parkland Shooting
A staffer said they should avoid politicizing the tragedy, but thoughts and prayers were fine.
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GOP Candidate Advocates Returning 'Prayer To The Classroom' To Stop School Shootings
"It's just so disturbing that society has deteriorated to this point morally that we are confronted with this."
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These Religious Leaders Are Fed Up With GOP’s Thoughts And Prayers
"As a faith leader my job is thoughts and prayers. It would be great if policy makers could do theirs."
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Kelly Ripa Says 'Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough Anymore' After Deadly Mass Shooting
At least 17 people were killed and 15 others injured on Wednesday.
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People Sick Of 'Thoughts And Prayers' Demand Action After Florida School Shooting
They're calling out lawmakers for failing to act.
Comedy Writer Calls Out GOP In Blistering Replies To 'Prayers' After Florida Shooting
Bess Kalb has names and dollar amounts for NRA-linked lawmakers.
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Pope Francis Questions Traditional Translation Of Lord's Prayer
"Lead us not into temptation" isn't a good version of the ancient Christian prayer, Francis said.
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13 Things to Say for Grace
Reciting these gratitude prayers and mealtime blessings (ideally around a table while surrounded by your nearest and dearest) can help you recognize the beauty in your life.
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On Balancing Prayer And Action After National Tragedies
"If we don’t as a society remove the things that are causing needless suffering over and over again, we’ve lost our moral and religious leadership."
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