On Sunday, a tragic shooting took place in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A 26-year-old gunman opened fire at First Baptist Church, killing 26 people and injuring dozens more.
After the sad incident, many of our nation's leaders took to social media to share their condolences and offer up their prayers. One such leader was Speaker Paul Ryan.
After his Twitter post, Ryan began receiving a vast amount of criticism. Many people were bashing on the speaker for advocating for prayer instead of gun law reform.
Now, Ryan is fighting back against the criticism that he has been receiving. He interviewed with Fox News on Monday, where he told Laura Ingraham that prayer is, in fact, the best option.
When asked about the criticism, he said, "It's disappointing. It's sad, and this is what you'll get from the far secular left. People who do not have faith, don't understand faith, I guess I'd have to say."
"And it is the right thing to do, is to pray in moments like this because you know what? Prayer works," he continued.
Many people told Ryan that gun control would be the most effective action to take after a shooting like this. Ryan responded, saying that prayer is the most effective action.
He said, "And I know you believe that and I believe that. And when you hear the secular left doing this thing, no wonder you've got so much polarization and disunity in this country when people think like that."
What do you think about Ryan's words? Please continue praying for the families and friends of the victims of this tragic situation. Recently, VP Mike Pence took a bold action for the victims as well.