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The silence from President Obama and his top aides is speaking volumes tonight too many who are very offended by the Easter sermon delivered to the first family.
Easter Sunday is traditionally a day filled with messages of celebration.
Reconciliation redemption and renewal.
But this particular Easter sermon is generating controversy for specific focus.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry has more.
President Obama and his family put on their Sunday best for Easter services at saint John's episcopal.
Known as the church of the presidents since every commander in chief since James Madison -- abortion just across Lafayette park.
The Easter sermon though was anything but joyous with the reverend doctor Louis -- unleashing an attack on conservatives.
As the first family looked on from what's known as the president's -- -- declared quote.
The captains of the religious right are always calling us back back back.
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.
We're one of those possible -- Tony Perkins and quickly denounced the sermon the issue ultimately that did the river in Wyoming has has not with the leaders of the religious right it is with the word of god.
We own an outspoken supporter of same sex marriage used a part of scripture where Jesus tells Mary not to hold on to the past.
To claim that today conservatives want to turn back the clock on civil rights.
Perkins says Jesus was really saying well things had changed since he was now the risen lord his teachings on moral issues did not.
And it disappears and it.
What's reverend Leona is doing here is in rejecting this of this into.
What is very clear about scripture.
And that God's word is or is all -- is it the authoritative guide for Christians the president emerged all smiles with glioma.
And his aides today refused to give -- the sermon this is not.
Senator and member of congress or the president this was.
It church here that's been.
Visited by presidents of both parties for many many years.
And I think.
You know I -- -- -- more on -- -- -- We don't always chosen to speak at the inaugural of both then President Bush in 2005.
And President Obama just over two months ago with your -- We know that we can break down the walls that separate us.
It on the eve of those remarks Leal claimed to Fox's Chris Wallace he feels a special duty as the president's neighbor.
No there should be part of American history and this -- up from my perspective.
It's -- celebration of American life although -- -- critics today charged that Sunday's sermon did not stick to his own message.
It's an insult to the congregation.
It's an insult to a day in which Christians are celebrating their.
How very holy day we're talking about unity.
Now some social conservatives are pushing the GOP to speak out and fight back harder on issues like same sex marriage and some of them are apparently calling reverend -- -- reach -- to today is voicemail was full Brett.
At and a lot of north lawn -- thank you.
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