What happened to Gabrielle Giffords and everyone with her is horrible. But it is also horrible to simply pretend this was the result of something done by a "disgrace to the human race." We don't know the motive, but we know a young man chose to take lives. John McCain's call for "contempt and punishment" will do nothing to address the failure here. Those who pray should include the young man and his family in their prayers, too.
And they should include John McCain. The absence of compassion in political discourse is, at this moment, the one thing I would give anything to change to make a better world.