‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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