On Easter Sunday one might expect to hear a biblically-based sermon about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That's not what President Obama and his family heard at St. John's Church across from the White House.
The Rev. Luis Leon criticized the so-called religious right for "holding back" progress on same-sex marriage, immigration and other worldly issues.
Leon said: "It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back ... for blacks to be 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."
Who is he talking about? There are no "captains" and there is no religious right anymore. And who is calling for blacks to get to the back of any bus, or women to get back in the kitchen? This guy must have just been let out of a time capsule, circa 1950. Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world." Apparently, Mr. Leon's kingdom is. St. John would be appalled.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: April 3, 2013