Obama pastor attacks conservatives in Easter message with race card

While many Christians were celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday, Barack Obama, his family, and everyone else attending St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. received a message that included an attack on conservatives, the Weekly Standard reported.

“It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border,” said Dr. Luis Leon.

According to a tweet sent by Reuters’ Jeff Mason, the pastor also included a reference to gays in the closet.

The statement angered a number of conservatives.

“What a jerk,” Jim Hoft wrote at the Gateway Pundit.

“I guess my expectations are too high to expect otherwise from this president, especially on Easter,” said a post at The Right Scoop.

“The day that we are supposed to be reflecting on the glory of the risen Lord, this guy goes and injects politics,” said a reader at The Right Scoop.

Another reader said the pastor sounds more like a “DNC hack” and wondered what “happened to ‘separation of church and state?’”

A reader at The Blaze said the pastor sounds like a “a wolf amongst the sheep” who really does not know Jesus Christ, and accused him of “preaching hate and division.”

An article at the Huffington Post said that the sermon was “based on the Gospel of John and the Resurrection of Jesus.” The Huffington Post article did not mention the controversial statement.

‘Leon said the message of Easter was about the ‘proclamation of victory, the victory of powerful love over loveless power,’” Stacy A. Anderson wrote.

According to church history, every president since James Madison has attended services at St. John’s and the church has a dedicated pew for the chief executive.


Barack Obama and family attend Easter service.
Credits: Mandel Ngan NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

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