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.