From SEATTLE PI:
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas once proclaimed “Days of Prayer for Rain” in the Lone Star State, and is now arguing that prayer would be a stronger force against gun violence than President Obama’s package of proposed restrictions on firearms.
“Guns require finger to pull the trigger: The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary School. There is evil prowling the world. It shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help,” Perry told a news conference on Thursday.
Well, it might just work. Let's give it a go.
Dear God, who desires the wellbeing and safety of all your creatures but most especially those who are still young and innocent, make this world a safer place where children can play in the streets and study at school without being shot to pieces by psychopaths who have somehow managed to get their hands on enough weaponry to keep an East African civil war going for a year. Far be it from us, your humble servants, to suggest how you may achieve such a peaceable kingdom on earth but a good start might be the turning of the hearts of your people in Texas to vote Rick Perry out of office at the earliest opportunity or, even better, to impeach him now for gross stupidity, extreme crassness and not having the common sense of a dead house fly from Arkansas. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who told his disciple to put down his sword. Amen.