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Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, was interviewed by Sinclair Broadcast Group on reactions to the shooting in San Bernardino. See below.

After San Bernardino, controversy over 'thoughts and prayers'

From: Sinclair Broadcast Group (via
Date: Dec. 3, 2015
Author: Amanda Ota


"I found it troubling," described Dr. Chad Pecknold an Associate Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America, when asked about the backlash those offering thoughts and prayers online faced.

"Before we knew anything at all we heard posturing about how human beings were offering their sympathy; their thoughts, their prayers."


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