Congresswoman did not swear oath on a...

Congresswoman did not swear oath on a Bible

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 9, 2013
Congresswoman did not swear oath on a Bible

Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress Monday, but with a twist: She didn’t swear on a Bible. The newly elected representative for Arizona’s 9th district swore her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution instead. Sinema refuses to confirm she is an atheist, as many believe, saying merely that she is “not a member of a faith community” and that all Americans deserve both “freedom of religion and freedom from religion.” Keith Ellison of Minnesota also bucked the Bible trend in 2007 when he decided, as the first Muslim elected a member of the House, to swear on Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Quran.

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digger

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 9, 2013
Consistent wrote:
Congresswoman did not swear oath on a Bible
Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress Monday, but with a twist: She didn’t swear on a Bible. The newly elected representative for Arizona’s 9th district swore her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution instead. Sinema refuses to confirm she is an atheist, as many believe, saying merely that she is “not a member of a faith community” and that all Americans deserve both “freedom of religion and freedom from religion.” Keith Ellison of Minnesota also bucked the Bible trend in 2007 when he decided, as the first Muslim elected a member of the House, to swear on Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Quran.
http://m.now.msn.com/kyrsten-sinema-sworn-int...
And your point is, WHAT, EXACTLY??
Hmmm

United States

#3 Jan 9, 2013
...and?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#4 Jan 9, 2013
We're not a country solely make up of the religious right...
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 9, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
...and?
and.....WHAT??? WHAT is the POINT?? Or are you off your meds, and can't come up with a logical retort or a line of LOGIC??
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
We're not a country solely make up of the religious right...
Like, DUH, and we aren't solely made up of wackos like YOU, THANK GOD.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 9, 2013
Consistent wrote:
Congresswoman did not swear oath on a Bible
Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress Monday, but with a twist: She didn’t swear on a Bible. The newly elected representative for Arizona’s 9th district swore her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution instead. Sinema refuses to confirm she is an atheist, as many believe, saying merely that she is “not a member of a faith community” and that all Americans deserve both “freedom of religion and freedom from religion.” Keith Ellison of Minnesota also bucked the Bible trend in 2007 when he decided, as the first Muslim elected a member of the House, to swear on Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Quran.
http://m.now.msn.com/kyrsten-sinema-sworn-int...
so what is the big deal? one has to remember that about one in four Americans are NOT Christian. but either are of a different religion or lack of one.
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remember that the Constitution allows for not only allows for freedom of religion. as in the right to believe as in what you hold sacred. but also the right to be separate from the views of other folks' beliefs as well.
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as in you have the right to believe or not to. but no one here has the right to shove religion down someone else's throat or lack of. same goes for one does not have the right to ream someone else's views on religion.
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it all boils down to respecting the other person's rights in matters of religion as long as they harm no one. be it physically and or emotionally.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#9 Jan 9, 2013
digger wrote:
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Like, DUH, and we aren't solely made up of wackos like YOU, THANK GOD.
No, but there's a few less losers...

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