Bill Sali makes a stupid comment

Back on July 12th I posted about a disruption in a US Senate hearing when a Hindu prayer was offered. (see: Hindu prayer in US Senate draws protesters)

Well of course a member of the House, Representative Bill Sali (R-Idaho), believes the prayer should never have been offered.

“We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes — and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers,” asserts Sali.

Sali says America was built on Christian principles that were derived from scripture. He also says the only way the United States has been allowed to exist in a world that is so hostile to Christian principles is through “the protective hand of God.”

Idaho congressman disturbed by Hindu prayer in Senate, election of Muslim to House

Like I said in my first post – some Christians talk a good game about religious tolerance until they are asked to do it for other beliefs.

I also wonder how someone like Rep. Sali is competent to serve in Congress when he lacks a basic knowledge of the Constitution and US history. It would be like letting a stranger off the street practice medicine just because he owns a stethoscope.

Maybe Congress needs an intelligence test rather than a religious test for office as Sali suggests.


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