The New York Daily News ran a headline on Dec. 3 that stated, "God Isn’t Fixing This," which outraged some Christians (video below).
Todd Starnes, Fox News religion reporter and an outspoken Christian, tore up the newspaper and called it "the garbage that passes for journalism here in New York City and the United States of America" on Fox Business.
The headline was in reference to the New York Daily News' article about Republican lawmakers who offered "thoughts and prayers" after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, but have steadfastly refused to strengthen gun laws despite the growing number of these deadly incidents.
"The New York Daily News front page touts 'God isn’t fixing this' in regards to the San Bernardino mass shooting," Rev. Franklin Graham posted on Facebook on Dec. 3. "And they have the audacity to criticize politicians who had publicly offered prayers and asked for God’s comfort following the killings, calling them 'cowards who could truly end gun scourge.' Shame on them!
"I hope New Yorkers stop buying that paper! It’s evident that this group is bashing the importance of prayer in order to promote their own gun control agenda. Here’s some 'news' for the NY Daily News—prayers are not 'meaningless platitudes' as they say on their cover. Prayer is direct access to Almighty God and is the most powerful tool a Christian has. Prayer does make a difference in heartbreaking situations like this. Don’t knock it!"
Graham made no mention of the Republican lawmakers who have taken large donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA), and who were specifically called out on Twitter by ThinkProgress Contributing Editor Igor Volsky, noted The Observer.