He doesn’t know the proper way to do it because he’s not a Christian. Every Christian knows you make the sign of the cross with your right hand.
No arrogant condescending “freepers” to tell us that the video was posted backwards yet?
Ah, election is over, so no need for them to waste bandwidth here anymore.
“He doesn’t know the proper way to do it because hes not a Christian. Every Christian knows you make the sign of the cross with your right hand.”
Have you ever heard of Protestants?
Well, every Catholic, probably. I've never made the sign of the cross, so I don't know the proper procedure.
But he knows what mooslims do with their left hand.
I'm not defending President Obama, but I do think it is too much to say “every Christian” knows this.
There are a lot of Christians outside Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican circles who have never made the sign of the cross and probably don't know how to do it since they've rarely if ever seen other people do it.
I can guess why Christian tradition may have made the sign of the cross with the right rather than the left hand — there has been a lot of negative symbolism attached to doing things with the left rather than the right hand — but I wouldn't have known the correct choice of hands had any religious significance apart from this debate on Free Republic.
Maybe this was deliberate but I'd be more inclined to put it into the category of an ignorant gaffe than deliberately offensive or intentional blasphemy.