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
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.
"They're Called Christians": Conservatives Mock Obama, Clinton For Tweets About Sri Lankan 'Easter Worshippers'
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are being roundly criticized for their apparently coordinated decision not to use the word 'Christian' to describe the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, which targeted three Catholic churches, among other targets. Some even speculated whether Obama's and Clinton's decision was intended to undermine the Christian faith in the US.