On Monday’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” the host discusses the conscious effort by Democrats to use the phrase “Easter worshippers” instead of Christians when discussing the attack on churches in Sri Lanka by radical Muslims. Transcript and video below.
A new phrase yesterday entered into the English language that came by way of our political elites, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The phrase is, “Easter worshippers”. Barack Obama responding to the terror attacks in Sri Lanka said, “The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.” Attack on tourists and Easter worshippers. Does he mean Christians? I think the word that Barack Obama is looking for is “Christians.” Specifically, actually Catholics. Even the language he uses, “On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.” It is a day devoted to love and redemption and renewal because of the resurrection of Christ. There are other days devoted to love and redemption and renewal. Easter Sunday is about the resurrection of Christ.
People would always say, actually, Chris Cuomo was just going off on this because we’ve been pointing this out. A number of conservatives have pointed out how ridiculous the phrase Easter worshippers is when Barack Obama should’ve used the phrase, Christian. And what Chris Cuomo said was, oh you guys are just using code to say that Barack Obama isn’t one of us. First of all, we’re not using “code.” It’s not “code” when you directly criticize somebody and you’re explicit about what you’re criticizing them for.
And we’re not even saying that Barack Obama isn’t one of us. We’re saying that he’s not even the guy that he’s pretending he is. Remember, Barack Obama ran on, oh I would go to church all the time. He’s a professed patriot, professed Christian. All of these words. But then in his behavior and in the language that he uses after he gets elected, it doesn’t seem that way. Easter worshippers. I’ve never heard that phrase before. Have you ever heard that phrase before?
Hillary Clinton said the same thing. “On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.” Not Christians, not Catholics, Easter worshippers. A holy weekend for many faiths, you see, it’s not Easter Sunday, no. It’s the holy weekend for many faiths, and it was actually just those evil attacks that hurt people. It was those evil attacks. It was just hate. It was hatred and violence. It wasn’t Islamic militants waging war on Christians as they prayed on Easter Sunday… no. It was these broad terms, Easter worshippers. That’s all we can talk about.
Now, Julian Castro did the same thing by the way. He said, “On a day of redemption and hope, the evil of these attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka is deeply saddening. My prayers today are with the dead and injured, and their families. May we find grace.” This is so strange. Why all of these responses say, “Easter worshippers.” Hillary Clinton, when there are attacks on gay people, she says I stand with the LGBT community. When Orlando gets hit, she doesn’t say, I stand with nightclub dancers, my heart goes out to nightclub dancers. No, it’s I stand with the LGBT community.
When Muslims are attacked for something, she doesn’t say, I stand with Ramadan worshippers. I stand with Hijab wearers. No, she says I stand with Muslims. But when it’s Christians, then we can’t say that. We’re not allowed to say that word. It’s just too accurate and precise. We’re not allowed to use that kind of language when we’re talking about our culture, our civilization. Christians aren’t allowed to do that. We need this generic, made up term which no one had used until last night.
So why is the left using the phrase? Nobody worships Easter. We’ve never heard of this phrase before. We worship Christ, we are Christ worshippers. If you want to use the word worshippers, use the word Christ. Why can’t the left say the word Christian? It’s because Christians can’t be victims. Obviously, not in reality though. In reality, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. But in leftist ideology, Christians cannot be victims because of all of their theories, because of intersectionality. Because we know that at the top of the oppressor pyramid is the straight white man who knows that he is a man, who is a Christian. That’s the worst oppressor in the whole world. So, when that person is the victim, he can’t be a Christian. He has to be some new phrase. He has to be an Easter worshipper.