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Obama Easter Service Pastor, Luis León, Criticized for Remarks Against Religious Right

posted on April 2, 2013

Jaweed Kaleem of The Huffington Post reports on the controversy surrounding Rev. Luis León’s Easter sermon, which was attended by the Obama family. In his sermon, León calls out “captains of the religious right” for “grasping onto outdated views on race, gender roles and immigration,” Kaleem writes. One of León’s critics, president of the conservative Christian organization Institute on Religion and Democracy, Marc Tooley, commented, “Is this characterization of religious conservatives as racists, chauvinists and bigots really fair and accurate?” He continues, “And if political critique of religious conservatives were appropriate in an Easter sermon, couldn’t León offer a thoughtful analysis rather than snide smugness?”

Read at Huffington Post