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"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,"
These caustic words were spoken by Reverend Luis León (I cringe to even repeat that title for him), of St. John's Episcopal Church, Washington D.C., and he is nothing short of a disgrace to the men of the cloth. This church which is known as the 'church of the presidents', was apparently turned into a one man pep rally for the president and the first family. He took the holiest day of the Christian calendar, Easter Sunday, the day of Jesus' resurrection, to condemn republicans and the "religious right". He pandered to Obama once again, and of course Obama sat there and listened to it. Why? Because that's what he and his wife believe, so of course they didn't get up and leave. Then again, to show their respect for the Easter season, the White House did release a statement celebrating Cesar Chavez before sending out an Easter proclamation.
By the way, where is the left's outrage? I'm sure if that same man said something along the lines of, "Christians should come back to where God wants us, and decry the horrors of abortion, and defend life" there would be mass hysteria on the left. Oh that's right, because it was against Christians and the "right", there will be once again, crickets chirping...
Mr. León, Easter Sunday is NOT the day of partisan politics. It is NOT the day to get up on a high horse and spout your bitter rancor all over the place. It is NOT the day for kissing the president's behind. You have the duty to lead your flock, and you have led them astray, including the Obama children. Easter Sunday is the day to give glory to God, and you sir, failed miserably in that mission.