“On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama told the group, gathered at the Washington Hilton hotel, turning from his scripted speech.
“And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned,” he said as the murmur in the crowd turned audible, Mediate said.
“But that’s a topic for another day… I was about to veer off. I’m pulling it back,” the president quickly added.
ABC News described his jibe as a “mild poke.”
The Daily Caller, however, described them as words that “malign Christians.”
Talking Points Memo noted it was not the first time that the president offered eye-raising remarks at a prayer service. It noted that: “Obama faced a barrage of criticism from the right earlier this year for his comments about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast. Critics berated him for stating that Christians shouldn’t get on their ‘high horse’ about religious barbarism, given the Crusades and Christian backing for slavery and Jim Crow laws.”Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/barack-obama-prayer-breakfast-Christians-civil-rights/2015/04/07/id/636977/#ixzz3WvowYy6C