Christian radio host Janet Mefferd recently expressed her displeasure over how non-Christians attended the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington D.C. this week.
During her radio show on Thursday, Mefferd blasted "interfaith prayer breakfasts," noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).
"It is one thing when you have people who are maybe Presbyterians and Baptists and Lutherans coming together, that sort of thing," Mefferd said. "It’s a new ballgame now. Now, it’s the Dalia Lama and the Muslim imam and these sorts of things. Why? I don’t know how many Christians were there. I don't know who all made up the audience in this thing, but I don’t know why they’re sitting there. You can’t redeem this sort of stuff. You just can’t."
Mefferd went on to brush aside "moral teachings of great philosophers from history."
"I don’t know how you can listen to this garbage," Mefferd added. "'Well, all the major religions say, 'Love your neighbor.'' What does that do to spare me from Hell? What does that do? You know what? I don’t really care about moral teachings of great philosophers through history because I’m concerned about where my soul is going to go when I’m dead."
The Washington Post reports that some conservatives are furious that President Obama stated at the National Prayer Breakfast that atrocious acts are done in the name of Islam and Christianity.
“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,” President Obama said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."