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For Christ’s sake! Why do liberals get tongue-tied when discussing the world’s largest religion?

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25.04.2019

In the aftermath of Sunday’s carnage, which left over 350 people dead and many more injured, a group of Democratic leaders, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, took to Twitter to offer their condolences to friends and families of the Sri Lanka victims. If we were living in less complicated times that would have been the end of the story.

But of course these are not less complicated times. Thus, the memory of the Easter Sunday bombing victims was overshadowed by Obama and Clinton, as well as other Democratic politicians’ use of the term “Easter worshippers” as opposed to the seemingly more appropriate “Christians.”

“The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity,” commented the former US president.

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.

A few hours later, Hillary Clinton tweeted out her own sympathy message, also using the strained, awkward-sounding “Easter worshippers” nomenclature. “I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka,” she commented.

Do the PC thought police have a valid objection this time?

I think we can agree that, technically speaking, the overwhelming majority of people who get up early on Easter Sunday and go to a place called church to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus could best be described as ‘Christian’. And furthermore, just to keep things in perspective, none of this has anything to do with the Easter Bunny. In fact, the same arguments can be heard around Christmas time as liberals rail against use of the greeting, ‘Merry Christmas’, opting instead for the more generic and less applicable, ‘Happy Holidays’.

Incidentally, some people defended the use of the term ‘Easter worshipper’ by pointing out that the attacks were not isolated to churches; four upscale hotels........

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