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I -- a segment tonight fallout from the Easter Sunday sermon given by pastor Louis Leon in Washington.
As you may have heard the pastor injected race into the -- is president Obama's family looked on from the pew.
-- his main point to some conservative Americans want to return to the battle days of segregation.
Joining us now from Washington Fox's -- -- -- saw the words in your mouth I was down in.
Caribbean and then I'd kind of got -- just that you.
Weren't that upset about this as some.
-- -- is that true.
I'm afraid -- -- and after Roland -- research department.
It's pretty rough on the pastor -- that he did was disgraceful.
I think I -- reliable.
And I it was actually quite an echo.
Like Ted Kennedy said when Robert Bork.
Remember when he was nominated within minutes.
Kennedy was on the floor of the senate saying Robert Bork's America as an America where blacks can't be served at the counter where we women have.
So and then -- the pastor of this church essentially said the same thing.
It's a racist country checks and he racist sexist blames it on the religious right.
And it was a -- it was a slander of the first -- the question was who was Obama's somehow complicit in this.
Because he didn't objective before -- -- afterwards.
And my answer is when the president goes to church.
He's not required to react to whatever the pastor says this is -- different.
From sitting in -- -- and Jeremiah Wright's church.
For twenty years calling -- -- -- having him marry you and baptize your children.
In that case of course you are associated.
But let me let me play devil's advocate here -- moment on that Sunday at the Easter Sunday he's got to respond -- let me be -- I think there's -- -- let me play devil's advocate here.
I share you -- outrage about the and appropriateness.
Of the minister's remarks on Easter Sunday.
But I disagree with you -- with -- -- the United States I would have put out a statement.
Through Jay Carney and Carney told Ed Henry our White House got -- I -- asked to present about it.
Which probably true but they all knew we should ask them about it but he just did.
-- -- USA does it look so the way I feel.
And I and I knew didn't really think it was the best way to phrase it on Easter Sunday signed president Barack Obama won't want to go wrong with that.
There really mean anything wrong with that and if you'd been the president I'm sure you wouldn't know what it's like it's -- -- about the presidents.
I thank goodness the other reasons through and that there are a lot of -- resign or go and I must show to show in this segment are too short.
Look at the problem is this.
-- president goes to church I don't think he is real acquire Knight -- quarter make a statement.
And what's -- supposed to represent the whole country and that's what Barack Obama doesn't seem to get the look.
This is -- -- sits across the street from the White House he didn't choose it because of the pastor.
He chose it because every -- that has known since -- -- his gun there.
And that's what I've got -- -- -- -- well you tell me talk to James Madison this guy got and fellow businessman.
All the presidents and -- -- you heard the -- top of the program including including Chester -- and who want my favorites in New York Port Authority yet.
You it's not a program you yourself been criticized by some on the right.
When you don't hold the torch of would ideological.
Purity of whatever they want.
That's what really this is all about and then -- the left those weasels come in and try to exploit that featured -- UC.
But I -- interest and to think wait to hear what you say about.
So you mean I get attacked on the right when for example.
I declined to attack Obama because he didn't respond to -- pastor said.
Into a sermon on these and I didn't attack on you I just disagree in a lot of arm and we give them.
I was an attempt at humor but -- maybe I should've had a a sign on the bottom saying iron.
Of course you get attacked from the left and right all the time if you're in the business and -- a big boy you know that's gonna happen.
And I think you got to ignore almost all of it because otherwise you're gonna spend your whole time.
Now there are the major issues of our -- express yourself.
And if you and save the body of conservatives disagree I think you obligated.
To explain yourself but to beyond that.
I don't think you're obligated to to go to -- -- I don't know but I thought I -- an interesting exercise and what the strategy is to divide and conquer on the left.
And then the -- is ideological purity.
Were you offended when I said you've got to do more than -- the Bible to win the gay marriage debate the benefit and you Charles Krauthammer.
I think you're right to say it and the reason is this it's a serious argument.
I have complete respect for anybody who says I'm against abortion or against Obama's sexual marriage.
Because I believe in the Bible that I respect completely.
And I don't argue how ever.
If you want to persuade people who are not have your faith.
You have to go beyond that -- you will not succeed.
And since we believe are not a majority country where everybody has -- same interpretation of the Bible.
I think you have to make a case that goes beyond that it's not that I have no respect for -- Or that some liberals I believe that if you cite scripture.
So now you are written out of the argument and you're somehow you know way that is against the constitution.
Religion into politics.
There's no pro edition.
About opposing policy acts for whatever reason it could be religious or -- absolutely you have every right.
But if you want to expand your constituents trapped if you want to win the -- the majority have to go outside the narrow.
Thousands of your own religion and now that's always been true and that's what happens in a pluralistic society all right Charles.
I got most of the some of those words were a little large but I got most of us and as though I'd try to I'd try to keep -- short I'm sure you.
Because I know you're just a simple man I have a simple math that's when you know immediately in the -- -- I visited him for thump I would have been a lot better off.
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