Texas Lt. Gov. Photoshops NY Daily News Cover: ‘GOD HEARS OUR PRAYERS’

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December 4, 2015 11:17 a.m.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said the New York Daily News “is wrong to discount the power of prayer” with its Thursday cover in response to America’s latest mass shooting.

The Daily News’ cover mocked politicians’ reaction of offering “thoughts and prayers” after mass shootings with the headline “GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS”. A shooting rampage left 14 people dead Wednesday in San Bernardino, California.

Patrick tweeted and Facebooked a photoshopped version of the tabloid’s cover, according to Texas Monthly. The headline on the photoshopped tabloid read “GOD HEARS OUR PRAYERS” while a bar above it read “14 Dead in California Mass Shooting.”

“.@NYDailyNews is wrong to discount the power of prayer in dark times,” Patrick wrote in the tweet.

Patrick’s tweet and Facebook post were later deleted. He said he deleted the mock cover “so others cannot misrepresent it.”

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