‘They Were Christians:’ Conservatives Call Out Dems for Calling Sri Lanka Attack Victims ‘Easter Worshippers’

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Some conservatives went after Democrats on and off-line on Monday after some prominent members of the party referred to the victims of the terror attacks on churches in Sri Lanka as “Easter worshippers” instead of “Christians” on Twitter.

Several conservatives — including the counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) — took issue with some Democrats who referred to those affected by the horrific acts in Sri Lanka on Sunday as “Easter worshippers.”

Specifically, they went after former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Conway was pressed about her thoughts on the reason behind the choice of words while on-air with Fox News on Monday, to which she responded:

“I have no idea, you’d have to ask them that. But there’s no confusion on our part.”

Watch Conway’s remarks here:

The choice of words caught overseas attention, as well, with Hungary’s ambassador to the Holy See Eduard von Habsburg giving his thoughts on the matter.

Fox News’ Brit Hume also weighed in.

The Pussycat Dolls’ Kaya Jones gave her take, too.

In his tweet on the day of the attack, Obama called the atrocious act “an attack on humanity” while sending his prayers to those affected.

Clinton also offered her prayers on Sunday and called for unity “against hatred and violence” in the wake of the attack.

The world was rocked on Sunday after terror attacks on several churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka, killed nearly 300 tourists and church-goers, many of whom were Christians attending Easter Sunday services.

Sri Lankan officials have stated that the suicide bombings were perpetrated by a radical Islamist group known as the National Thowheeth Jama’ath.

According to the New York Times, a confidential memo showed that the Sri Lankan government had received notice of the attack on April 11.

The State Department has said that at least four of the people killed in the eight blasts were American. The majority of those killed were Sri Lankan.

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Phyllis Softa
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I am with Aaron Rupar, FOX News must really miss criticizing Obama and Hillary if “Easter worshipers” sets them in a tailspin. If Trump had a “D” after his name, they would be wailing on the deficit, the price of oil, the golfing, the vacations, the lack of transparency–no tax returns, no birth certificate, no grades, and 140 campaign contacts with Russians would have exploded Ainsley’s mind.

I. Chin
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Stupid cow. Who else celebrates Easter (besides the defunct cult of Ishtar worshippers)?

Answer: Christians.

Again you descend into the mental morass of your TDS.

Phyllis Softa
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Oh, brilliant one, if only Christians are Easter worshipers, by your own admission, WHAT is your problem with calling Christians, who died/injured while WORSHIPING at EASTER SERVICE, “EASTER WORSHIPERS”? Please explain your logic there. Mental morass of TDS, would be calling someone “Stupid cow.” THAT is what Trumpism has given us. Adults acting as grade school name callers is not America’s finest moment. It is deranged thinking.

I. Chin
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I also notice you make ZERO mention of the innocent lives lost.
How f*ing obsessive is your TDS. Do you have any humanity?

Maybe you really are the model for Nurse Wretched.

I. Chin
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riddle me this: how anti-American and anti-Christian are you?

Your postings leave little doubt.

Phyllis Softa
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If believing the media to be “enemy of the people”, cheering Muslim bans, believing those who protest inequality of justice to be “sons of b’tches” & should be fired, or believing that your political opponents should be “locked up” WOULD BE CONSISTENT with the US Constitution, then your DERANGED thinking has redefined the founding principles of America. You appear to have NO knowledge of Christian values”tolerance, love, kindness, peace, compassion faithfulness. Civil war? NO.

TOM
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From Obumer’s tweet, “On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal”. This sounds like some sort of celebration from the Hippie era.

Phyllis Softa
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What is it that you believe Easter is a celebration OF, if it is not “love, redemption and renewal”? I am guessing your pastor did not devote his Easter sermon to chocolate bunnies and jelly beans?

I. Chin
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stupid cow. How does the slaughter of innocents–whether Christian, Buddhist, or Muslim (the Sri Lankan people) –make any of this justifiable?

You also betray your anti-Christian bent. Even as an atheist I can easily see your hateful ideology.

Phyllis Softa
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Love, redemption and renewal is a hateful ideology?? WHAT is it that YOU see as the message of Easter/Christianity? My religious beliefs don’t change with political winds. I believe in FOLLOWING the contents of the Ten Commandments, of which Thou Shall Not Kill is one. LIVING the guidelines, not POSTING them, is what defines one as a Christian. I don’t need to know the race of the victim & killer. Don’t need to know the citizenship status or religion to condemn the actions.

I. Chin
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No wonder you have such a negative rating.

Not only are you pretending to intelligence, you’ve now dipped into anti-humanism.

So if someone believes he/she is a different gender does that receive merit? How about religious beliefs? That’s a line of logic you Lefties somehow ignore.

I. Chin
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try this on you wretched being: Rebirth.

Not killing innocents including children.

Stupid b*tch.

Phyllis Softa
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I am opposed to killing. PERIOD. For the record, that also includes whoever it is you plan on shooting in your “civil war.” When I ask who you plan to target, you responded that I know. The last place I wish to go is inside your mind. It is apparently not a cyber war as you repeated refer to your guns.

I. Chin
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Obozo, the great divider, is good with making admonitions and high-toned pronouncements. It masks his own lack of accomplishments.

Phyllis Softa
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Uniting the White Supremacist with the Science & Math deniers is your idea of uniting the country?? The country is MORE divided than when Obama left office. Childish nicknames, insults and over 11,000 lies do make Obama’s speeches NOW appear “high-tone pronouncements.”—But WHAT POTUS does Trump’s immature antics NOT make appear profound?

TOM
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In all fairness, there are many people who attend (a Christian) church on one or two days a year, Christmas and Easter with more attending only on Easter. Are these people really Christians or are they “Easter Worshipers”? I shall pose this question to my pastor this coming Sunday.

Phyllis Softa
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Church attendance does not make one a Christian. A Christian is one who lives their life in accordance with the teaching of Jesus. One example would be the Catholic priests that attended mass daily, but were sexually abusing young boys, girls and nuns. Jim Bakker held his regular Sunday service for large congregations & was convicted of fraud. Dennis Rader (BTK) was president of his church council when he was binding, torturing & killing his 10 victims. Do you consider them Christians?

TOM
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From HRC’s tweet, “On this holy weekend for many faiths,”. Pray tell Hitlery what other faith than CHRISTIAN celebrates Easter. Here is a clue for you, NONE.

Phyllis Softa
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Here’s a clue for YOU. Sundown on April 19th was the start of HOLY WEEKEND for Jews as they celebrate Passover. Good Friday was April 19th when Christians begin to celebrate Easter. Christians may be the only faith celebrating Easter, but last weekend was not the only faith celebrating a HOLY WEEKEND.

James
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We should expect Muslim #44 to not identify with the Christians since he only pretended to be one in Rev. Wright’s presence for the exposure to Black voters. HRC on the other hand has never identified with any established religion except the Church of Clinton where she was in charge of the pay-to-play money.

Phyllis Softa
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WHY are you concerned about the religion of Obama and Hillary? You survived the 8 years of having a POTUS who was a registered Democrat AND half African American. You survived the candidacy of the first woman POTUS nominee of the Democrat party. You have what you need to rest comfortably. A registered Republican, Caucasian male, of some Protestant denomination where the 7 deadly sins are considered virtues. WHY are you no’t enjoying it? Who knows what 2020 will bring.

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