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?
There are a lot of Christians in Texas, so any of you want to explain your god doing this? pic.twitter.com/7PXg2PpM6Z
— Onision (@Onision) August 27, 2017
The responses were … beautiful.
Here is an important scripture for good times and bad:
Christians are called to help those who suffer in difficult situations, using the opportunity to show Christ's love (Matthew 25:37-40). https://t.co/CIrR5SDTV2
— Amy (@AFoxForChrist) August 30, 2017
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:
Idk if it can be explained but tons of Christian organizations have helped ease the pain of this disaster. What the fuck have you done? https://t.co/XU6Q4biqk5
— ted theodore logan (@deceivrofdagods) August 31, 2017
Are people stupid enough to believe Christianity is the only religion in the United States? Couldn't this question apply to ANY religion? https://t.co/cQgz5SotDX
— Michael (@Michael2014abc) August 30, 2017
Many just thought he was using the suffering of others to score cheap points:
Fascinating how people like to credit God for all of the bad things that happen in the world, but none of the good.
— Brittany Pettibone (@BrittPettibone) August 28, 2017
When good things happen: No thanks is given to God.
When bad things happen: God gets the blame.
— Meh (@RightAllTheTime) August 31, 2017
— Peter Murray (@blazingblades) August 31, 2017
He is also converting people … to religion:
You people are making me go back to religion. https://t.co/3hgpKCCzAI
— Neil Dwyer (@NeilDwyer93) August 31, 2017
And some people were just a bit mean:
If there was a god a grown man wouldn't have a haircut like you. https://t.co/BLT3K0hM0k
— Hickory Ham Mike (@IPissEverywhere) August 30, 2017
Might want to ask God what he did to your hair first. https://t.co/68AuVHngZN
— Bohemio (@El__Bohemio) August 31, 2017
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.