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Fox News Claims Obama has 'Pastor Problem' Because of Rev. Luis Leon, Friend of President Bush

| by Michael Allen
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President Obama was attacked by FoxNews.com today for attending an Easter Service presided over by Rev. Luis Leon at St. John's Church, also known as "The Church of the Presidents."

The Episcopal church sits across Lafayette Park, near the White House, and has been attended by numerous presidents.

FoxNews.com blared the headline "Another Obama Pastor Problem," because Rev. Leon took a shot at the religious right during his Easter Sermon, reports MediaMatters.org.

According to the Washington Post, Rev. Leon stated:  "It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back ... for blacks to be back in the back of the bus ... for women to be back in the kitchen ... for immigrants to be back on their side of the border."

Leon, a Cuban immigrant, previously delivered Obama's second inauguration, replacing the controversial Pastor Louie Giglio.

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Rev. Leon also delivered the invocation at the second inauguration of President George W. Bush, who invited the pastor to dine at the White House, reports the Baltimore Sun. The conservative media never attacked President Bush for his association with Rev. Leon.

Source: FoxNews.com, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, MediaMatters.org