Thursday, Nov 30, 2006, 1:34 pm
The Bible Says God Hates Right Winger Dennis Prager
Think Progress reports
Right-wing radio host Dennis Prager wrote a column earlier this week claiming that Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, had “announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.” Prager claimed this “act undermines American civilization,” and compared it to being sworn in with a copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”Let's go directly to the Official Scorekeeper's Guide, the Bible, and see how Referee God calls the play. Proverbs 6:16-19 (King James Version)
But Prager’s column is based on one other glaring error: the swearing-in ceremony for the House of Representatives never includes a religious book. The Office of the House Clerk confirmed to ThinkProgress that the swearing-in ceremony consists only of the Members raising their right hands and swearing to uphold the Constitution. The Clerk spokesperson said neither the Christian Bible, nor any other religious text, had ever been used in an official capacity during the ceremony.
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:So it looks like Prager scores a solid 5 out of 7 on "Things the Lord Doth Hate" test!!
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.