Getting Its Rites Wrong: ABCNews.com Headline Refers to Obama's 'Easter Mass'

Just another sign that the media just don't get religion. Here's the ABCNews.com headline for an April 4 story on President Obama's attendance of Easter Sunday service at Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast D.C.:

Of course, the term Easter Mass would connote a Catholic liturgical celebration, but the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) is a thoroughly Protestant denomination, as its articles of faith Web page makes clear.

For a closer look at the media's treatment of Obama's Easter church visit, check out this excellent post by Mollie Z. Hemingway of GetReligion.org.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters