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  • Reverend León vs. Dr. Carson

    04/02/2013 6:41:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    I’ve been out of pocket, so I missed most of the hullabaloo about Reverend Luis León’s indefensible Easter sermon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in front of the Obama family. Among his comments he said the “religious Right” wants “blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen, for gays to be in the closet, and for immigrants to be on their side of the border.” Once you get beyond the nasty, clichéd and divisive insinuations about conservatives being racists and the basic inappropriateness of the whole spectacle, it seems to...
  • Notes from Obama's Easter Service

    03/31/2013 10:55:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 31, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama and his family this morning went to Easter Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Here are notes on the Easter service from the pool reporter, which included this part, "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":
  • Politicizing Easter at Church of the Presidents

    04/01/2013 5:14:16 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism | 3/31/13 | Mark Tooley
    It’s sad when clergy egregiously politicize worship, especially on an important holy day at an historic church that used to symbolize non partisan unity. But the Episcopal clergy Luis Leon at St. John’s Episcopal Church next to the White House, known as the church of the presidents, discharged some cheap shots during Easter worship today, with the Obamas in the congregation. “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back, back, back,” Leon sermonized. “For blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen,...
  • Pastor slams religious right at Obamas' Easter service

    03/31/2013 8:59:59 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 31, 2013
    President Obama attended an Easter service with his family today at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House, and the Pastor delivering the sermon at the service veered into political territory when he slammed the religious right for living in the past and lionizing "the good old days." The sermon at the service, delivered by Dr. Luis Leon, an Episcopal pastor who delivered the benediction at Mr. Obama's second inauguration, took a turn for the political when the pastor decried those who wax nostalgic about the way things once were. "I hear all the time the expression 'the good...