[FoRK] Swearing in
Aaron Burt <
aaron at bavariati.org
> on >
Wed Dec 6 15:00:25 PST 2006
On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 02:36:01PM -0800, Tom Higgins wrote:
> "Right-wing talk show host Dennis Prager has raised a firestorm
I.e. a professional demagogue earned his paycheck...
> charging that Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim
> elected to Congress, must swear in using a Bible.
Why wouldn't he? Oh, wait, I forgot that most Xtians don't know that
Muslims worship the same god and recognize the Biblical prophets.
I wonder what a Mormon would swear on? A Jew?
> He said that if Ellison swears in with a Quran, it would "undermin[e]
> American civilization" and be akin to swearing in with a copy of
> Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
-EGODWIN: Speaker determined to be full of manure.
> Prager is not a typical talk radio host. In September, he was
> appointed by President Bush to a five-year term on the taxpayer-funded
> United States Holocaust Memorial Council. A statement announcing
> Prager's appointment praised his "unique moral voice.""
It's certainly not unique enough.
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