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Bill O'Reilly: A continuing Christian controversy in America

At a prayer breakfast yesterday President Obama told the world that he is disturbed by the lack of love on the part of some Christians.

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OBAMA: On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I have listened to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. So today we celebrate the magnificent glory of our risen savior. I pray that we will live up to his example. I pray that I will live up to his example. I fall short so often.

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O'REILLY: The fact is that all human beings fall short. We are all sinners.

But in the political arena, it seems like President Obama is more skeptical of Christians than he is of Muslims. That may not be true but that's what it feels like.

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OBAMA: Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them there is only us.

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O'REILLY: Now, many believe that the President's Christian love comments have to do with the religious freedom acts passed in Indiana and 20 other states. Even though the President campaigned in 2008 opposing gay marriage, he has now changed his mind and apparently believes that his once opposing point of view was intolerant.

Here is what his spokesman said about the Indiana act.

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JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The signing of this bill doesn't seem like it's a step in the direction of equality and justice and liberty for all Americans. And, again, that's not just the view of the administration.

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O'REILLY: All right -- a direct reference to gays. Talking Points does not understand the view of the administration. Does Mr. Obama believe that those opposed to gay marriage are biased against gays? Does he believe those who don't want public funding for abortion are anti-women? Does he believe that those who oppose the nuke deal with Iran want war?

If he does not believe those things, then what's the beef with allowing religious Americans a legal remedy to state moral objections to mandated policies? What's the beef? That's what these religious freedom laws are about -- providing people of faith with an avenue of legal challenge.

Finally, President Obama's home team, committed liberal Americans, have been the aggressors in demonizing those who oppose their vision. Perhaps, the President might address that lack of love at his next prayer breakfast.

And that's “The Memo”.

Bill O'Reilly currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The O'Reilly Factor (weekdays 8PM/ET), the most watched cable news show for the past 13 years. He joined the network in 1996 and is based in New York. Click here for more information on Bill O'Reilly