Americans who pay attention to the news were unpleasantly reminded, this Easter, of the scandal that threatened to knock Obama out of contention in 2008. Taking a page from the odious Black liberation theology of Obama’s Pastor in Chicago, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright of TUCC, Reverend Luis Leon turned the pulpit on Easter into a place for cheap political posturing, and incendiary racialist rhetoric, seemingly tailored to please the president.
In his Easter sermon today, Rev. Luis Leon said, “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.” Rev. Leon spewed this revisionist history in front of President Obama and his family.
The Washington Post reported the story with the headline: Obama attends Easter service; minister criticizes ‘captains of the religious right’
Other websites soon followed. Here’s the Memeorandum thread.
In the Spring of 2008, Obama did finally denounce Rev. Wright’s shocking rhetoric, and left TUCC because the controversy had refused to die down and was threatening his candidacy..
But Obama isn’t running for anything, anymore. So what does he care if his pastor insults half of America on Easter Sunday? He doesn’t. No doubt it pleases him greatly.
White House spokesman, Jay Carney was asked if the White House would denounce Leon’s “false and filthy rant.”
Of course, Carney demurred.
What does it matter that Leon isn’t a politician, Senator, member of Congress or President? What does it matter that St. John’s Episcopal Church has been visited by many many presidents over the years? Why would Carney even bring up those irrelevant points? The President of the United States went to that service and sat through that grossly inappropriate sermon with his family on Easter Sunday. Wouldn’t it be appropriate for him to assure conservative Christians across the nation that he doesn’t share those vile views?
That’s a rhetorical question, and we should all know by now, why Obama has not and will not throw Leon “under the bus.”
Everything we know about Obama points to the inescapable conclusion that he agrees with his radical pastors 100%.
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!