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Did the Texas lieutenant governor condemn the Orlando shooting victims with a tweet?

Did the Texas lieutenant governor condemn the Orlando shooting victims with a tweet?
Posted at 11:49 AM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 11:55:07-04

Just hours after 50 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick tweeted a Bible verse that appeared to condemn the shooting victims, many of whom were gay.

At 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, Patrick tweeted a screen grab of Galatians 6:7, which reads “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

 

 

Twitter responded harshly to the Tweet, calling Patrick insensitive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick later tweeted a verse from Psalms 37:39, reading “The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord, He is their stronghold in time of trouble.”

 

 

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.