Back during the 2008 campaign, the noos media and Obama supporters (Yes, I know – redundant.) and even Obama himself made all sorts of excuses for his attending the “church” and preaching of one Jeremiah Wright . . . for 20 years.
Now Obama frequently attends St. John’s Church, Episcopalian of course, near the White House. And on Easter Sunday guess what sort of preaching he heard from its rector, Luis Leon?
“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, for gays to be in the closet, and for … immigrants to be on their side of the border.”
Again, Obama chooses to attend this “church” frequently. As was the case with Jeremiah Wright, this is the sort of preaching Obama chooses to attend. And try as he and his supporters might at times, there is no getting around that.
Now one may say this is a free country with freedom of religion. The President and anybody else may attend whatever preaching they choose. That is their decision. And that is certainly true.
But let’s turn this around.
Let’s say a Republican President frequently attends Washingtonboro Baptist Church. And on Easter he hears a similarly absurd smear of the religious left.
Yes, one has to let his imagination run wild to come up with a smear as absurd as saying “the captains of the religious right” want to bring back segregation, take away job opportunities from women, etc. But stay with me here.
So let’s say the hypothetical Easter sermon says the leaders of the religious left are actually demons. And they want to take away your guns and give them to transvestites, illegal aliens, and space aliens, too. And they want to bring back concentration camps and send all faithful Christians to them.
And having heard said sermon, the Republican President afterward shakes the preacher’s hand and walks smilingly back to the White House as if nothing untoward had happened, with not a word disavowing the sermon.
There would be widespread outrage and rightly so.
So where is the outrage about Obama willingly attending the kind of divisive lying hateful preaching that he does?