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Many cold opportunists have used the tragedy in Texas as an opportunity to score cheap points politically and culturally. Those with cold hearts look past the beautiful stories of regular Texans helping their neighbors in need and the outpouring of treasure and love from hurting average Americans, and only see cause for continuing to attack one another.
People have used the tragedy to push climate change agendas, attack the president, and attack Texas culture.
Some are even using it to attack Christians and those who believe in God.
A popular YouTube personality known as Onision tweeted this message with a photo of Houston underwater:
There are a lot of Christians in Texas, so any of you want to explain your god doing this?
The responses were ... beautiful.
Here is an important scripture for good times and bad:
Matthew 25:37-40 says:
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
And here is a fact:
Many just thought he was using the suffering of others to score cheap points:
He is also converting people ... to religion:
And some people were just a bit mean:
Speaking for all of Texas:
Here are the facts: People of all faiths, races, and backgrounds have been horrifically affected by the historic natural disaster in Houston. The death toll grows by the day, and it will be years before the damage has been repaired. All decent people should show respect to the innocent Americans who have been displaced and are in mourning right now.
Quit trying to use this tragedy to score political points.
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