No big deal, just the holiest day of the year for Christians and this NPR writer is snarking on the definition of Easter, calling it “the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven.”
NPR issued this embarrassing correction today. I assume will be no questioning within the NPR newsroom about its lack of religious literacy and religious diversity. pic.twitter.com/iIfh5YXu4b
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) March 30, 2018
Here’s what it says now:
Easter — the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection — is on Sunday.
What’s wrong with them?
I am legitimately stunned. I know I shouldn't be, but I am.
— I Can't Unsee Movie (@CantUnseeMovie) March 30, 2018
And even some fellow NPR employees called out the error:
I'm not the first to say this, but I think it's worth saying: if you're thinking about making some kind of snarky, religious-people-are-rubes joke about the timing of April Fool's/Easter Sunday – think again. You don't have to like or understand it to be respectful and tolerant.
— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) March 30, 2018