President Obama called out “less-than-loving expressions by Christians” during a White House Easter breakfast on Tuesday.
Scroll to the 7:15 mark.
“On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I’m supposed to love, and I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned,” Obama told his audience of Christian leaders. “But that’s a topic for another day.”
Obama seemed to have made the statement off-the-cuff because it didn’t really fit into the rest of his speech about Jesus Christ, which didn’t allude to current events for the most part.
But it’s likely that Obama was referring to the controversy surrounding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law, especially after Americans raised over $800,000 in support of the Indiana pizzeria owners who said they wouldn’t cater to a gay wedding if asked due to their religious beliefs.
Social media exploded in disgust over Obama’s criticism.
“If he really thought ‘that’s a topic for another day,’ then why say anything?” Disqus user submandave asked on Twitchy.com. “He’s such a little leftist passive-aggressive *****.”
Another Disqus user said he wasn’t Christian but the attacks on Christians are getting out of hand.
“At least let the religious have their religious holiday – criticize them the next day or something if you really feel the need to,” he stated.
Twitter user dblozik also said that Obama was showing his true colors.
“[At] a Prayer Breakfast with INVITED Christian leaders, why in the world would he even say that?” He asked. “Just can’t help himself!”
— Sick and tired (@dblozik) April 7, 2015