|English: Downtown Oklahoma City from the northwest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
- Many Christians took to social media (especially Twitter) to use this as an excuse to promote prayer as if that accomplished any good at all. How about doing something to actually help those who just experienced a tornado?
- Some people took to social media in what looked primarily like an effort to scold anybody living in tornado-prone areas (e.g., much of the midwest and south). As someone who lives in a tornado prone area, I realize I may be overly sensitive to this, but again, I found the timing of such comments disgusting. Besides, there are not many regions of the U.S. where one can be free from every type of natural disaster.
- Last and perhaps least of all, some of my fellow progressives decided to use the disaster as an opportunity to bash political opponents. Yes, I agree completely that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) are monstrous hypocrites, but can we at least wait on pointing this out until the situation on the ground is not quite so dire?
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