Kirk Franklin has always been quick to correct folks publicly whenever he’s felt God’s word was misrepresented, and he has taken to social media to do it again with Gwenevere Cook, the mother of school bus driver, Johnthony Walker who on Nov. 21st crashed into a telephone pole and a tree while children were on the bus. Cook released a statement asking for compassion for her son, and stating that the accident was “God’s will”
Here is what the mother said in her statement:
“My heart of love is going out for all that was in harm’s way of God’s will. Sending out mine and our condolences to every family that God touched yesterday in this horrible accident. And I am asking for compassion also for my son.”
And here is Kirk’s response on twitter:
“Y’all pray for these little kids in this school bus fatality in Chattanooga. As a Christian in these rough times in the world, I feel it’s important to speak out when God’s heart is misrepresented in the society.
“It was extremely insensitive for the mother of the bus driver who killed [six] children to say ‘it was God’s will’ for it to happen,” Franklin continued. “In tragedy we see in God’s Word to mourn with those who mourn, not have a theological conversation. Biblical illiteracy is real. I hurt today for those parents.”