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

Just another sign that the media just don't get religion. Here's the 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

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.