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Published On: Mon, Apr 1st, 2013

Easter service at Obama’s church covered ‘captains of religious right’ wants blacks ‘back of bus’ ‘women back in kitchen’ and ‘immigrants back on their side of border’

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia all attended the service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located across the street from the White House. Known as “The Church of the Presidents,” St. John’s boasts having hosted every president for services since 1816 and has a dedicated pew for the commander in chief. photo official White House Pete Souza

President Barack Obama walks with daughter Sasha as First Lady Michelle Obama walks with daughter Malia as they arrive at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C. where they attend Easter Service, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, the pastor at the Washington, D.C. church where the Obama family celebrated Easter on Sunday, stated in his sermon that members of the religious right want blacks “in the back of the bus,” women “back in the kitchen” and immigrants “back on their side of the border.”

“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,” Rev. Dr. Luis Leon said in his sermon, according to the White House press pool report.

Additionally a tweet by a Reuters reporter on-hand added that he also was they want ‘gays in closet’

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia all attended the service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located across the street from the White House. Known as “The Church of the Presidents,” St. John’s boasts having hosted every president for services since 1816 and has a dedicated pew for the commander in chief.

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  1. Charlie says:

    I’ll start out by telling you I am white with American Indian blood and after reading this article I need to explain some things that have happened to me over the years . 1st . I believe it was in the early 70’s when I was walking up town Cincinnati , Ohio and heard some beautiful music coming from a church , I stopped and listened for a moment and then walked into the church only to find myself in a black only church and everyone turned around and stared at me like I just stepped out of a space ship but never said a word , after about a minute I backed out slowly and just stood outside and listened to the music . I now live in Indiana and the church I attend sometimes has a black member and I have never seen anyone stare at him or treat him any different than they do any of the other members . This being said I don’t think the problem is so much the people as the teachers like this Rev. Dr. Luis Leon . These kind of teachers will always exist and will always be there to stir up trouble when they see an opportunity arise . If this man had been a white minister and I was attending his church and heard him say something about any other race I would have walked out as I am sure most of the people I know would have .

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