When President Trump chose Vice President Mike Pence to lead the government’s response to coronavirus, liberals shrieked over his medical inexperience, or as AOC put it, because he “literally does not believe in science.” In the next breath, however, came the attacks on religion.
On Friday, The New Yorker published this cartoon of Pence:
Then on Sunday, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine tweeted out a photo of Pence and his coronavirus task force in a moment of prayer, writing: "Mike Pence and his coronavirus emergency team praying for a solution. We are so screwed."
Mike Pence and his coronavirus emergency team praying for a solution. We are so screwed. pic.twitter.com/p020FBIK9J— Thomas Chatterton Williams ?? ?? (@thomaschattwill) March 1, 2020
They are not only praying for a solution of course, but any prayer at all is too much for leftists.
You know, I kind of think that they are doing things in addition to praying. What's wrong with taking a moment to ask for divine help? How far are folks willing to take this spite towards religious believers? https://t.co/1G2vwImdgH— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) March 2, 2020
Mocking people for praying is not a great look, especially when it clearly isn’t mutually exclusive with taking other steps to address the virus. https://t.co/3lvS4Ag5K8— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) March 2, 2020
JD Flynn, editor in chief of the Catholic News Agency, reminded Williams that it's not just conservative leaders who've turned to God in prayer.
And wait. What President is praying here in the Oval Office before a meeting? I don’t understand. pic.twitter.com/zJVliHICvd— JD Flynn (@jdflynn) March 2, 2020