Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s think tank is leading the charge to actively “shame” people of faith for praying after national tragedies like the deadly shooting attack in San Bernardino, California.
And the tactic of “prayer shaming” is catching on in the pages of the mainstream media.
As Clinton and fellow Democrats try to downplay the possible religious motivations behind Muslim suspect Syed Farook’s rampage, instead focusing on gun control, the liberal media scrambled to mock and disparage Christians for offering their prayers on social media and in public statements.
While the Huffington Post blasted a headline calling prayer “an ineffective strategy,” anti-gun journalists tweeted out their militantly atheistic bile. NBC News even reported on the “Thoughts and prayers backlash,” crediting ThinkProgress editor Igor Volsky with leading the charge.
“My thoughts and prayers are with lawmakers actually passing gun reform in my lifetime,” Volsky tweeted.
ThinkProgress is a project of The Center for American Progress, the think tank Podesta founded to set the progressive policy agenda and direct the mainstream media in how to push for it. Clinton-World insider and onetime Hillary presidential campaign adviser Neera Tanden is the president of the organization.
ThinkProgress editors Volsky, Judd Legum, and Zack Ford are leading the “shame.”
Thanks for tweeting, following, & watching today as we shamed NRA bought lawmakers for #thoughtsandprayers. Together, we can make this stop.
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 3, 2015
Try this: Stop thinking. Stop praying. Look up Einstein’s definition of “insanity.” Start acting on gun violence prevention measures.
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) December 2, 2015
Legum once described the activist strategy of Podesta’s Center for American Progress, telling activists at a conference, ““Figure out the issues you care about and connect them to issues people are already talking about.”