Christians Enraged by Obama’s Failure to Demonize All Muslims

Apparently the conservative pundits and right wing religious types are all excited about President Obama’s having mentioned that using religion to brutalize other people is neither a Muslim invention nor foreign to the American experience.

According to ThinkProgress, Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said, “The evil actions that he mentioned were clearly outside the moral parameters of Christianity itself and were met with overwhelming moral opposition from Christians.” Would that be the same Southern Baptists whose very raison d’etre was to split off from the main Baptist Church in order to allow their preachers to be slave owners (and who continued resisting integration right through the 1960’s)?

See also Ta-Nehisi Coates’ take on this, and also Jim Fallows, at The Atlantic.

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