Rev. Luis Leon is no fan of what he refers to as the "Religious Right". The controversial Easter sermon attended by President Obama and his family raised many eyebrows, to say the least. Now, the Reverend stands by his divisive words.
During Easter services at Saint John's Church Lafayette Square, the Episcopal priest declared, "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 immigrants to be back on their side of the border." The internet was abuzz with shock over the polarizing and hateful (and incorrect) rant; but it seems that even Preachers are not above drinking the Kool-aid.
The Huffington Post reports that the Reverend is "Under attack by some conservatives for speaking out against the "captains of the religious right" in his Easter sermon," which is actually pretty ridiculous. The disgust over divisive sermons should be a non-partisan issue. Regardless, when asked about the hateful words, the Rev. Luis Leon said that he "stands by" his rant, which actually contradicts his own message. During the benediction at President Obama's inauguration January, he preached, "We pray that you will bless us with your continued presence because without it, hatred and arrogance will infect our hearts." Perhaps he should have added, "unless one is bashing the GOP, because that is perfectly fine."
Of his Easter rant, Rev. Leon said, "It's in there. People will do what they want with it." How pathetic. President Obama has an opportunity to unify the right and the left by denouncing this Preacher's hate-filled and baseless sermon.
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