Hindu prayer in US Senate draws protesters

For some reason this didn’t surprise me. Some Christians talk a good game about religious tolerance until they are asked to do it for other beliefs:

Hindu prayer in the Senate draws protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Three protesters disrupted a prayer by a Hindu chaplain Thursday at the opening of a Senate hearing, calling it an abomination and shouting slogans about Jesus Christ.

It was the first time the daily prayer that opens Senate proceedings was said by a Hindu chaplain.

Capitol police said two women and one man were arrested and charged with causing a disruption in the public gallery of the Senate. The three started shouting when guest Chaplain Rajan Zed, a Hindu from Nevada, began his prayer.

They shouted “No Lord but Jesus Christ” and “There’s only one true God,” and used the term “abomination.”


That’s why religious and government entanglement is a bad road to go down. Religion is divisive.


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  1. July 13, 2007

    I can’t help thinking that the real abomination is that any sort of prayer would take place in the Senate.

  2. July 13, 2007

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  3. July 14, 2007

    I agree that the fact the Senate is opening with a prayer is just plain stupid. It makes me wonder how competent the Senators are that they need guidance from an invisible deity to do their jobs.

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