Doctor Ben Carson's response to the gunman who killed 10 people, including himself, at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, put mine to shame.
The gunman asked people if they were a Christian, and then he shot those who said yes. Guess what? People still said yes after that. They are martyrs.
And that is what Carson responded to. Not the pointless debate on gun control (which we already have) but rather on the heart of the matter: Being a Christian.
From the London Daily Mail:
Ben Carson was among those proudly declaring their faith after Thursday's massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
The Republican presidential hopeful posted a photo of himself on Facebook that showed him holding a sign that read 'I Am A Christian' and featured a drawing of an ichthys.
He shared the photo - which has been liked close to 800,000 times - following reports that gunman Chris Harper-Mercer asked his victims if they were Christian before shooting them dead.
Harper-Mercer was enrolled in the writing class in which he opened fire.
Thousands have now begun to share the same hashtag with photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
'Today, many of your questions were in regards to the sorrowful event that took so many precious lives in Oregon yesterday. We don’t have all the details yet, but as time passes more are coming out,' wrote Carson on Facebook.
'Millions of people are posting pictures of themselves declaring they are Christians in support of the victims and their families. I did so on Facebook this afternoon. If you have a moment, please consider doing it as well.'I am a Christian.
Not a particularly good one.
But one, nevertheless. I like to think I would have said hell yeah.