Republicans are upset over President Obama’s slavery comments during his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Um, what’s new?
President Obama said: “Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” he told the group, speaking of the tension between the compassionate and murderous acts religion can inspire. “And 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.”
Maybe President Obama’s comments are a little over the top when taken in the context of the ISIS atrocities, but America still cannot just ignore the darkest period in its history.