Wil Wheaton managed to unleash a lot of fury with one tweet. When will they learn? While conservatives prefer to maintain a polite demeanor, we have realized that being polite doesn’t stop liberal attacks, some conservatives came out of the twitter woodwork to put Wil Wheaton in his place.
FOX News has the story:
Former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Stand By Me” star Wil Wheaton faced a backlash after denigrating prayers offered for the Texas shooting victims, tweeting if “prayers did anything, they’d still be alive.”
On Sunday, in the midst of news coming out about the situation in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the 45-year-old star responded to House speaker Paul Ryan’s note of condolence on Twitter.
“Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now,” Ryan wrote.
“The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they’d still be alive, you worthless sack of sh–,” the star wrote in a reply tweet.
In his clumsy attempt to jump on the anti-gun band wagon, the natives got restless. Major backpedalling ensued.
“I’m not talking about religion or faith at all. I am talking about the speaker of the house who does nothing to address gun violence,” he replied. “Hey, real and actual people of faith: I hear you. I apologise for insulting you, in my rage at Paul Ryan’s refusal to address gun violence. Your faith is your business and people like Paul Ryan exploit it while they hide behind words without deeds, and people continue to die.”
Your faith is your business, and people like Paul Ryan exploit it while they hide behind words without deeds, and people continue to die.
— Wil 'this account mocks fascists' Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2017
Wheaton will be smarting for weeks after this twitter feed.
Religious folks should be just as, if not more, outraged than non-believers, because it's *their* culture that's being used and exploited.
— Torgie Madison (@torgie) November 5, 2017
I’ve done the research in college and law school the numbers show that violent crime goes down in states that allow Concealed carry
— boxer11385 (@bigbillyb) November 5, 2017
Wil, people are grieving. Give Sutherland Springs time to process before you try to take away their rights while also insulting their faith.
— Katie Martin (@kayprolife) November 5, 2017
It was hate that killed those people, Wil, in partnership with a coward. There is too much hate and cowardice. Gun control can't fix that.
— Bill Housley (@billhousley) November 6, 2017
Maybe someone should take Wil’s twitter account away from him until he can demonstrate more responsibility.