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Larry the Cable Guy offers words of hope and faith for these dark days Rare Country
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In the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Las Vegas, more and more celebrities are ditching the political banter that has dominated social media and sharing messages of faith, hope and love. Even everyone’s favorite redneck, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, has some thoughtful words of inspiration.

On his Twitter page, Larry shared a sincerely heartfelt message for those suffering or lost: “Ya want hope and peace. Jesus gives me that. He makes me love, not hate. Makes me be giving, not selfish. Makes me love my neighbor.”

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It’s hard to believe, but even such an uplifting message was met with naysayers. And when someone answered his call saying that not everyone was a believer and those were the people responsible for such heinous crimes, he had an appropriate response.

Larry replied, “You’re not forced to believe that. There will always be evil in the world. People that wanna kill can use a car, plane, gun.”

While it doesn’t seem that Larry meant to stir a political pot on gun control, the Twitter argument did take that turn, so he removed himself from the conversation and continued with his message of love and encouragement: “I love all ya’ll. I just think we are at a time right now in the midst of all this that we all need to be a little kinder toward each other.”

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Larry did briefly address those who were attempting to use the Vegas shooting to promote a political stance, but he shut that down quickly and then moved on.

Larry, who is also the voice of Mater in the hit Pixar movie series, “Cars,” is quite open about his religious beliefs. His stand-up show is known for being family-friendly fun, reflective of his rural upbringing.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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