Christians are the world's most persecuted minority worldwide, according to Dennis Prager, and the monstrous terror attack in Sri Lanka during Easter Sunday morning masses by Muslim terrorists was a perfect illustration of this increasingly hideous trend.
On the Left, that's less horrifying than it is embarrassing. They don't like Christians to start with, and they've since gone a long way to coddle Muslim extremists, too. Having to acknowledge that Christians are in peril might just mess up some of their favored 'narratives' about white supremacists or other bad apples in their book. Or, it make just someone in flyover country identify with the victims. Can't have that.
It's gotten so bad they are now trying to deny Christians their consciously chosen designation as Christians. In Sri Lanka, most Christians are self-chosen converts. Elsewhere, people also identify themselves as Christians proudly.
President Obama's consoling tweet to 'Easter worshippers' rather than 'Christians' murdered by Muslim terrorists at three Catholic cathedrals' Mass was the first such identity denial I saw, and it might have been dismissed as just a fumbling choice of words if he was the only one doing it.
But right on schedule, in coordinated JournoList-grade lockstep wording, multiple prominent Democrats jumped with that weird 'Easter worshippers' phrase to refer to the victims, too. Together, with those mechanically same wordings, those talking points, they sounded as though they were out to create 'a narrative' for the press to parrot about Easter worshippers, and never mind that they were Christians, murdered in cold blood by Islamist terrorists. Look at some of these tweets:
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.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019
On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 21, 2019
Horrified by the Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka today, which killed over 200 people and injured hundreds more. These attacks on civilians and worshipers are cowardly and despicable. We will stand with Sri Lanka against terror.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 22, 2019
On a day of redemption and hope, the evil of these attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka is deeply saddening. My prayers today are with the dead and injured, and their families. May we find grace.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) April 21, 2019
Pacific Pundit has a much longer list containing even more Democrats who were doing it here.
That's creepy stuff, given that the term is rather strange, sounding almost as though Christians worship Easter rather than Christ, even though it is possible it was not meant that way.
What was almost certainly going on was a bid to deny Christians their identity, because Christianity is embarrassing to them. For them to have to admit that Christians are being specially singled out for killings by Muslim terrorists is a bridge too far for these establishment Democrats who thrive on Muslims being the 'real victims' in whatever 'something' that 'some people did' and might force them to admit they were wrong all along about the religiously motivated warfare of the Islamist terrorists. Admitting that has too much political cost for them, given that their mission now is to prop up local Islamist political crazies such as Rep. Ilhan Omar, who can't be criticized for any reason.
Here are three tweets that try to slap sense into these people.
What is it with Democrats calling Christians, ‘Easter worshipers’? Are they trying to avoid admitting Christians were slaughtered today in #SriLanka for their faith?— The FOO (@PolitiBunny) April 21, 2019
“Easter worshipers” makes no sense. The Pittsburgh shooting wasn’t “Shabbat celebrators” and the New Zealand shooting wasn’t “Friday prayer adherents.”— Karol Markowicz (@karol) April 22, 2019
You know, it’s really not hard to say the word “Christians” pic.twitter.com/9yraAv9SwL— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 22, 2019
These tweeters know the score. One can only hope the voters are on to them, too.
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