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As more information unravels about the tragic attacks in San Bernardino, groups continue to talk about the issue of gun control, but that’s not all. It’s the conversation about prayer that also seems to be an even hotter topic.

The Daily News made headlines this week for it’s front page that reads: God Isn’t Fixing This. The article being based around politicians who could put a policy into effect, but instead, are saying prayers are going out to the victims and their families.

People around the world are also suggesting that prayers won’t end these massacres and to that, Grammy Award wining gospel singer Kirk Franklin is speaking out. “We can’t Santa Clause God,” he told us exclusively. “We can’t hotline bling God … God’s not a spare tire that you pull out when you’re in trouble.”

Franklin continued, “If you rock with God, you rock with God, if you don’t rock with God when you need God, you can’t expect for there to be a genie in a bottle fix my problems instead of fixing your life.”

Kirk, whose album Losing My Religion dropped earlier this month, explained “God loves us too much to just want to be the booty call type of response.”

He added, “The tragedy the other day, we heard about that. We aren’t going to religisize that. The general conversation, either we want him or we don’t. And that choice, amazingly, he gives to us.”

By the way, Daily News’ Editor-in-Chief, Jim Rich, responded to the controversial headline with a statement that read:

“The Daily News front page is not, in any way, shape or form, condemning prayer or religion. Anyone suggesting otherwise is either — intentionally or unintentionally — misconstruing the point, which is that most GOP politicians have offered nothing but empty platitudes and angry rhetoric in response to the ongoing plague of gun violence in our country.”

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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