Praying for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot this morning at a public event in Tucson.  Congresswoman Giffords and twelve others were shot, including children.  There is no word yet about the shooter’s motivations, but I have absolutely no doubt that the man in custody is a Tea Party whack job.  I used to live in Congresswoman Gifford’s district, and I am horribly saddened.  Seriously, I can’t stop crying.

Gabrielle Giffords was the youngest woman elected to the Arizona State Senate, where she started her political career.  I may not have agreed with all of her positions, but there is absolutely no doubt that Representative Giffords has always a very strong pro-choice advocate for women’s health.  I have phone banked for Representative Giffords, along with other volunteers from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona.  And I am proud to say that I have voted for her in multiple elections.

I am praying for Congresswoman Giffords, as well as her staffers, and the other victims of this morning’s shootings.  I am also praying for Representative Raul Grijalva, my current Representative in Congress.  Representative Grijalva has faced violent threats this year, and I am sending all the positive energy I can in his direction.


  1. This is absolutely horrible. I feel like I’ve been transported to a middle east war zone.
    It was bad enough when Governor Salman Taseer in Pakistan was shot dead this week for disagreeing with the blasphemy laws and defending a women. You almost expect it there but not here in the USA.
    This is a terrible day for this country.
    No one should be killed for their political, religious or whatever views and opinions.
    This country is based on freedom of speech and the right to worship as we see fit.
    I’m gagging and fearful of what will come next.

  2. It is a tragedy when the innocent are targeted and worse, injured or killed. It is also sad when commentaries like this fuel the anger by comparing the sole individual responsible to a particular group. Discrimination remains alive in America and continues because of comments like yours.

  3. B, what comment are you referring to? My comment that I am offering my prayers for Rep. Giffords? Or Margaret’s comment, that no one should become the victim of a crime, regardless of what they believe/do? Not sure how either of these statements “fuel anger.” But I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

  4. I’m not sure which comment it was either. Maybe is was the one about, “I have absolutely no doubt that the man in custody is a Tea Party whack job.”

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