Charles Hurt | Communing with hatemongers from the pulpit

President Obama sure is serpent-bit when it comes to going to church.

First, it was his longtime Chicago preacher who dragged the young presidential aspirant into hot water with all his fiery old sermons about the U.S. of KKK and chickens coming home to roost. Now, his most regular preacher, we find out, hangs out with white supremacists.

On Easter Sunday, this preacher admitted to his congregation — including Mr. Obama and his family — that fellow preachers of his want to return to the days of segregation.

They want “for blacks to be back in the back of the bus,” revealed the Rev. Luis Leon of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Easter Sunday.

Talk about being known by the company you keep. Now, I am not a member of that church and I do not know the types of “holy” men Mr. Leon regularly cavorts with around bonfires after dark in their white robes. But, like the vast majority of wicked sinners, I can honestly say I do not know a single man of the cloth today who says he would like to bring back segregation.

When pressed for specifics about who these hatemongers are that he communes with, Mr. Leon opted to cover for them and refused further comment. “I will keep my thoughts there,” he was later quoted telling a reporter.

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