A White House photo of Vice President Mike Pence praying with his coronavirus task force team has sparked a heated debate on social media about religion, politics and the efficacy of prayer.
The simple photo shows Pence sitting in a chair and bowing in prayer as more than 15 others in the room also pray. “Mike Pence and his coronavirus emergency team praying for a solution. We are so screwed,” tweeted Thomas Chatterton Williams, a writer for New York Magazine and Harper’s Magazine.
His tweet attracted 4,300 retweets and 1,300 likes and helped start the debate. Others agreed with Williams. “Mike Pence can pray whenever he likes, but I do find it odd to see him leading a prayer during a meeting of the coronavirus task force with people like the head of the CDC and Dr. [Anthony S.] […]