Obama Was Right To Remind Christians About Their History

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President Barack Obama speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images) President Barack Obama speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
The push-back against President Obama over remarks made at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast boil down to “How dare POTUS remind us that Christianity has been used to justify evil acts like every other religion?”

In the wake of increasing anxiety over extremists citing their Islamic beliefs to commit acts of terror, Obama offered some historical context for those in attendance, explaining:

Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. … So this is not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in…

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