Will Obama Condemn Pastor for Inflammatory Easter sermon? (Video)

Ralph Reed, the Founder and Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition thinks so. He called on the president to condemn Pastor Leon's grossly inappropriate Easter sermon on Greta Van Sustern's Fox show, On The Record, last night. 

Rev. Luis Leon used part of his Easter sermon to go after Christian conservatives, saying:

 “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 gays to be in the closet, and for immigrants to be back on their side of the border.”

Noting that just last week, Don Young of Alaska was  immediately condemned by Speaker Boehner and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus for using a term that was derogatory toward Hispanics, Reed said, “today, the White House refused to distance the president from these remarks, so I call on the president tonight, not just through a spokesman, but through a statement issued over his name, to make it clear that not only does he not agree with them, but he finds them deeply offensive.”

Asked if he thought the president should address the issue, Reed answered, “he’s being asked about it, and he’s going to continue to be asked about it… I think it’s entirely appropriate and I think it would be well within his responsibilities to say listen, 'I had nothing to do with this, I was just there worshiping with my family, and I don’t think most Americans agree with it.'”

As for the Pastor, Reed thought he should apologize for using an Easter Sunday sermon as a platform to make cheap political attacks on other Americans.

 


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