On Easter Sunday, hundreds of people of the Christian faith lost their lives in the Sri Lanka church and hotel bombings. More than 207 people were confirmed dead, while at least 400 others were injured.
Former President Barack Obama responded to Sunday’s attacks via social media. However, his message triggered a negative response from the Christian community.
“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,” Obama Tweeted.
Many Christians and conservatives were taken aback by Obama’s Easter message. It appeared as though Obama intentionally left out “Christ” or “Christians” by referring to the Sri Lanka victims as “Easter worshippers.”
“Christians. We don’t worship Easter. We worship Jesus Christ,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham fired.
Ingraham wasn’t the only one who called out Obama for leaving out the mention of Christ. Many commented on how unusual it was for him to call the people “Easter worshippers” instead of simply “Christians.” Some even referred to his message as “offensive."
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