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Well we hope that all of you had a very happy Easter.
And millions of Americans went to church yesterday including President Obama.
But most of you probably didn't hear your priest or your pastor imply that half of the country were racist misogynist -- bigots.
But that was the Easter Sunday sermon for the president.
-- reverend Luis -- on the 63 year old pastor at saint John's episcopal church in Washington DC.
Used his pulpit to deliver a scathing attack on conservative Christians.
And as reported by several news outlets -- said quote.
It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back.
For blacks to be back in the -- for women to be back in the kitchen for immigrants to be back on their side of the border.
And so I'm guessing air that this was a very different message -- you heard yesterday in -- and a lot of us out there.
End it just seemed to me on a day of such inspiration.
And arguably the holiest day this is probably not the right.
That's probably not you have my priest actually went through John -- which is diverse the talks about when Mary Magdalene found Jesus -- opened him in his body was gone.
But then -- at some point John who wrote the chapter also said he's he was one of the disciples who -- ran fast to the -- Basically calling himself from third person faster runner than say saint Peter -- that was the message at my church at the message that pres Obama and family heard was.
-- the religious right the captains of the religious right.
We're trying to bring blacks back to the back of the bus trip trying to keep women in the kitchen and immigrants over the board who are these.
Who are the captains that he he -- I'm not sure who he's referencing but I certainly not sure I'd like that that's the message -- each -- what I think he offended.
Two million Christians two million worldwide when when he went -- Bob -- Georgia -- -- religious you're a Christian but.
This is not your typical Christian message of division and hate and Eric's point.
Cool is he talking about -- Impersonal the so chided him good -- -- speculative that you -- in your opening that the insults and half.
He was talking about the captains of the religious right Paul want to name one -- Pat Robertson.
-- -- -- And you think he's a -- I certainly do YB and also follows an artist of the that he that the reason we got.
That the tolerance that -- showed his pat -- couldn't get that message because she's attacked gays in the worst kind of way accuse them being responsible.
For for all kinds of natural disasters I mean if this is a guy who is as a leader the Christian coalition which now fortunately his bygone days.
Uses that position to say the most ridiculous political that I don't I.
I don't think has actually done that you we've ever let you -- Pat Robertson did what where do you have you heard Pat Robertson rob Robertson.
Be racists a I saw -- -- -- and anti I.
I'm -- -- about what an amendment that's pleasant for what apple have a driver's reverently Allen did not say anything about -- -- type cesium blacks.
He said women governing justice engage in the key gauge in the closet but I don't -- -- That much more evidence saying he did dissect that was tweeted by someone I haven't heard about it -- just activity -- -- I think it was a good message an -- snow no.
-- I think that you would reach were running the stories because Obama was in the in this church of course as far reading the story so that all you -- -- to beat up on.
Kimberly -- Jay Carney was asked about this today I want you to take a listen to what he had to say.
About what the White House is saying about this very inflammatory -- She surprised were you surprised that reverend -- The senate gets a political attack leverage of the religious right at one point saying that they want -- -- to be back in the back of the bus team.
Sort of opt for -- response.
Well I wasn't there and I have not spoken with the president this was.
-- -- -- Church here that's been.
Visited by presidents of both parties for many many years.
And I think.
You know lifestyle I think more on -- -- -- It's probably it's tough predicament for -- Kimberly -- this church is very very very liberal they have openly gay non celibate priests they have a had a gay hit a bishop in the in the past.
And not as inflammatory but in 2001 the same.
Reverend urge President Bush in a political way to put an end -- -- phobia so we does have a history.
A preach my politics from the pole politicizing.
His sermons and that's what he did I don't think this is appropriate nominee Bob you're the first went to say that it is an appropriate.
For doctor Ben Carson to politicize the national prayer breakfast usually -- -- Write it I leave it is really who's in this situation which -- -- is far worse because it's Easter Sunday and planned to make these inflammatory.
-- -- especially at a house of worship.
That is known to be.
The place of worship of presidents and then to do this and to call out these specific groups is really not the Christian message -- what would Jesus would want to be sat in the chair and.
President seems to attracts these types of radicals he must've felt right at home.
I mean this is right off the reverend Wright's playbook right here and they did this before I think -- two -- tenuous -- the Shiloh church.
And this sermon there compared Fox News of the kkk.
Compared Rush Limbaugh -- kkk talked about Jim Crow.
Should the president have left the pews and just walked right out I don't really know -- the stones and -- big impression.
Uniting against a trying to impress President Obama or maybe become more political -- he hasn't happened is pleased that I think you frankly if we didn't -- that footage of Obama walking in that -- you think we leave with the story.
Well we have we have reporters inside talking about what the some -- -- -- I think he does tell us by the Pacific right now that's also what yeah.
Not an exact chaired by the president -- -- -- -- to an anti Christian.
He English -- -- during Easter too explicit love thy neighbor like you love -- -- This -- slamming the religious right -- a bunch of bigots he can't give any exact equipment they listen right current captains and religion but you don't have.
And their status message divisive or not is that eyes I'd certainly I'd say yes yes and -- that it was inappropriate however that does not excuse a number of people who politicized from the pulpit on the right like Pat Robertson and I think everybody ought to stop politicizing the bulls are.
Our client and it.
The president at and that's -- deserves the other day and the other than just any other any day you shouldn't use the pulpit of any church to view of getting -- politics for good.
Jay Carney condemned man.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- My bullet Apple's what is why did you say Easter what are -- don't -- that President Obama.
They had a history of sitting and controversial churches.
And he actually -- associated himself right -- you really can't.
With -- church and pastor cap Jeremiah Wright asked -- -- one years two decades sitting in the -- you would think that Jay Carney would stand up and say.
We don't agree with this kind of rhetoric however this is the exact same rhetoric we heard Kimberly I during the presidential election how about the war on women and the bigoted comments and perhaps that's why he -- weren't as surprised as we've heard this kind of thing before -- -- -- the present I've been very careful to.
Distanced myself and this kind of inflammatory.
Big -- sermon that he shouldn't even be listening to he knows you know who this reverend is in the kind of message that he gives them -- I would be hot.
In there no way I actually think he's on.
-- has been history that here for about eight or nine or ten years and he has not had a history of inflammatory comments.
It is -- go back to that if everybody would preach the word and forget about politics you know.
When when it -- Paul said he averaged should give up to the Romans political problems of the wanton violence.
What did render unto Caesar what is seizures.
It's just does -- place for this year so there -- so right a lot of great idea why should I.
Thank you need to get outside a glorious thing that they don't play the other so I think the reason -- -- the reason I'm -- businesses.
Is that I think this gives us gives those of you who don't like Obama a perfect launch failed to attack.
It has nothing to do with liking -- -- not the problem is they take issue with the sermon with the message was in a pro -- say this reverend doesn't have a history at this and then he chose Easter Sunday when the most holiest days of the year -- unload.
With this kind of evil spewing forward against thing.
Party with no proof to say that we've heard over the last couple of weeks a number of Republicans come out in favor of gay marriage in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
When going to be enough that's it -- it could be -- not retaining them.
And a big hits and Xena phobic.
It's a group like Sarah -- number two on the ticket she's not a woman in the kitchen OK Tim Scott.
South Carolina Senator Kennedy flatly South Carolina senator in history and then take -- and -- radio see I'm the leader yeah.
Yeah it is that he now I'm not -- -- Hispanics who don't wanna.
-- you might depend on the -- you defend this guy sends him that you wanted to -- Pat Robertson said over the years none of what -- that's how -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Wait wait wait a leader -- -- the reality in the -- I don't know although I don't -- I think how much you're hitting nine -- you forget it.
It hasn't in 1990 I see that's still part of it and -- is that the leader of the regime there's other leaders and I'm not here to defend Pat Robertson but I have to say is yes you -- you can now.
A lot of -- than say Pat Robertson that line.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Nothing to do -- this -- everything to do.
With the people who at the five who decide they want to run this tape because of Obama's advice but that's getting tickets throw some.
I don't sanity and -- your personal -- you were complaining is Kimberly points out.
And -- Carson Ben Carson.
At the superb right -- -- raising using that.
To -- -- -- perhaps it will eventually have some sort of opinion on -- on on politics this is the exact same thing only I don't know much more all day.
Easter Sunday when a lot of -- -- -- just and I said to Carson should not abused for political position this -- -- values duplicates of all -- -- If anybody should use -- -- are defending the guy I'm not defending.
Let me ask you this if there were John Boehner who went and heard that same sermon will we do this -- we do this block of course -- of course we would note actual.
-- -- -- that's a good point of being a resident church service in the guy was written on it.
I guess they want women aren't you know -- -- and he sat there you know I'll.
And then -- media would cover that grow on you don't think the mainstream media would cover that -- I think reflected we go to the -- are very legitimately -- your risk plus.
The only controversy yesterday if you went to Google's home page to do a search yesterday you may have seen an odd picture.
On one of the -- and it was the image of Communist labor leader.
-- as Jesus you -- shot as -- Kimberly I I actually went on there I saw this picture I thought why is that doing there on -- they couldn't have made one of the rose.
An -- and it seemed very very deliberate on the part of Google -- thank you do whatever they want their private company but my question is.
Why on Easter one day.
Yeah I you know this was -- fortunate timing they try to sidestep the issue -- well -- and we place historical figures rehearing cooked up the ball here units on Easter Sunday.
He put this guy for I'm not surprised because I know -- differences gets unit is being mystery army street -- changed it.
Cesar Chavez there's a whole bunch of -- -- rule you know uproar about it.
But yet know all the politics -- liberal yeah everybody get fat -- gas.
It and we did point out that there answer as you mentioned Wi -- and occasionally we feature -- and historical event or influential.
Figure that we have now.
Welcoming more influential and -- directly anywhere plus -- or say whatever they like I'm gonna tell you get it when they corrected here he Chavez who is I think one of the greatly relieved of all time is not a Communist never lost a Communist there's more in this country report was asked that question and a majority said no this is a -- -- organized -- -- tell -- where -- finished.
He organized the book the agriculture workers who were being exploited by corporations who make kids work in the field they were twelve years old he got organized and he did what -- -- -- in California and good for him got -- -- -- -- good -- it more important bright spot I just a little.
-- get to that zero.
Let's get to that error zero examples although courts about our report did you striking there's that I -- -- -- anybody else.
It's one thing honor and there's driver Eric scientists.
But as dying and I disagree with Bob on this one he was a Communist leaders leaders that -- even really -- a devout Catholic don't you think.
Chavez would have said don't honor -- on Easter eggs that honored Jesus yeah -- not.
If she's dead and you know it would have been nice to do that you guys those -- saying hey corporation to do whatever they want so largest let it go let's use this to denigrate -- Chavez.
Jesus Christ is not -- -- picture put on a Google ahead or anything how do you certain bing had Easter eggs Brett grew -- the other search engine at Easter eggs up.
It's the hat tip no I got as -- Netanyahu or AOL or any other hazards and I was a church yesterday.
This is the word that's all I care about I don't care about what it -- but who does Corzine says so authorities well the ironic I'm sure Andy -- we got to go out the only money as well.
Chavez probably would've wanted to unionize global --
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