Controversial clip by East Catholic High students calls for end to prayer-shaming

(East Catholic High School photo)

A video posted online by East Catholic High School students calls for an end to "prayer-shaming."

They said they feel that recent mass shootings have created calls for both prayer and God, both of which have been publicly shunned over the years.

Their video is a little more than 2 minutes long. As of Tuesday, it's been posted for less than 24 hours and garnered 30,000 views.

It shows a handful of students holding up signs that speak of recent national tragedies like the San Bernardino, CA shooting where 14 people were killed.

They question why God and prayer have not been a bigger, more public part of the healing process. Then, they answer their own question by saying it's part of long-standing prayer-shaming across the country.

They said they're goal is to end that.

"Being thousands of miles from San Bernardino or maybe not being able to stand next to someone who has experienced tragedy today, prayer is a way that our community comes together and shares our commitment to peace," said principal Jason Hartling, East Catholic High School. "It allows our students to feel connected and that their actively working towards the betterment of society."

The video ends by asking people to share the video and a prayer.

Check out the video here.

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