"Thoughts and Prayers" Aren't Helping, But Orange Pins Are

It's odd that the same people who mock the impotence of offering prayer after tragedy think symbolic pins are better.

Last night as the Who’s Who of Hollywood made their way down the red carpet before heading inside to honor themselves at an event that no one watched, there was a noticeable addition to the evening gowns and tuxes – a small orange pin.

As it turns out, the pins constituted Hollywood’s efforts to combat gun violence.

You know what I’m looking forward to? I’m looking forward to MSNBC leftist radical Joy Reid who tweeted after the church shooting in Texas,

“Remember when Jesus of Nazareth came upon thousands of hungry people, and rather than feeding them, thought and prayed?”

…this time sending out one that says,

“Remember when Jesus of Nazareth came upon thousands of hungry people, and rather than feeding them, put an orange pin on his Giorgio Armani robe?”

By the way, for the record Jesus did in fact pray before feeding the 5,000. Knowing the Bible before tweeting about it helps.

I’m also interested to see if sportswriter Peter King who following the Parkland shooting famously raged,

“Whoever says: ‘thoughts and prayers to all the families.’ Get lost. Get off my feed. You are not part of the America we need to strive for.”

…will he dare take on the glitterati he so desperately wants to be a part of by demanding that anyone who wears an orange pin get lost, get off his feed, and recognize that they are not part of the America he wants?

I could be totally wrong, but I’m going to guess that the same rage directed at those who offered condolences and prayers following recent spates of gun violence is not going to be replicated towards those who merely wear pins for awareness.

Any guesses why that might be?


This is what always happens when one religion tries to destroy a competing religion. The religion of secularism has its own rites and rituals, so they are trying to squeeze out Christianity, their largest and most dangerous competitor problem for them is, God really is on our side.


Does the pray of a righteous man/woman change anything? Is the pray of a Federal US politician genuine or is it simply a sop to the gullible and an attempt to ensure no action is taken? You decide. I have, and you'll have to paint me cynical regarding the politician.


Apparently only to those who despise any sense of faith. Biblically speaking, faith and action are quite related and interdependent. Now, pray tell, how well did #BringBackOurGirls work out? Was that a 're-direction towards closure and inaction'? I only ask as it sure didn't seem to help shut down Boko Haram, and I didn't see liberals flocking to Nigeria to confront radical muslims kidnapping young school girls.

I'd encourage you to read through the prayers of Jesus and Paul and Peter and John in the New Testament. I think you'll find that most prayers in the Scripture are indeed a call to action, both on the part of God and His people.


Thoughts and prayers are a re-direction towards closure and inaction. Orange pins are a call to a new direction and positive action.