Friday, July 13, 2007

If you're worried about demon worship in the Senate...

....well, that train left the station years ago.

Three people were arrested Thursday after staging a noisy protest as a Hindu chaplain read the opening prayer at the US Senate, branding his appearance an "abomination."

US Capitol Police said the protestors, apparently Christian religious activists, were ejected from the chamber and charged with an unlawful disruption of Congress.

As Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed started to recite his prayer, one protestor was heard chanting "Lord Jesus, forgive us father for allowing a prayer which is an abomination in your sight.
"You are the one, true living God."

Faith leaders from various creeds are sometimes invited to give the Senate's daily opening prayer, though it is normally offered by the chamber's Christian chaplain.

The pressure group Americans United for Separation of Church and State condemned the protest.

"This shows the intolerance of many Religious Right activists," said the group's executive director, Reverend Barry Lynn.

"They say they want more religion in the public square, but it's clear they mean only their religion."

The conservative American Family Association had been campaigning against the use of a Hindu prayer in the chamber, asking members to send emails and letters to Senators in protest.

A true opening prayer for the Senate would be for someone to hold up a giant mirror for them all to gaze upon and bow down to. Seriously, this protest was a dumb move that gave Barry Lynn his sound bite.

Thank God that most MSM are ignorant of Christianity, because if I were covering this I would be looking to see how many of these Bible-thumping GOP Senators were were bowing the knee to Baal. And, after all these puff pieces about how much Hillary and Barak love Jesus I'd be interested to see if they were offering prayers to Brahma or Vishnu or whatever goat deity it was.

Senator Spider would have just showed up late after it was over and got to work.

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