At least their bigotry is well-rounded

Where does it end? One bigotry leads to another. It always has and always will.

Yesterday, the American Family Association sent out an action alert begging their followers to contact their senators.

The problem, you ask… Marriage equality? Employment discrimination? Hate crimes? Nope. Nope. And, more Nope.

So what are they upset about?

A Hindu chaplain is going to open the Senate in prayer.

Oh! GASP! This just CANNOT be! Not in America!

From the astonishing action alert:

On Thursday, a Hindu chaplain from Reno, Nevada, by the name of Rajan Zed is scheduled to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate. Zed tells the Las Vegas Sun that in his prayer he will likely include references to ancient Hindu scriptures, including Rig Veda, Upanishards, and Bhagavard-Gita. Historians believe it will be the first Hindu prayer ever read at the Senate since it was formed in 1789.

WallBuilders president David Barton is questioning why the U.S. government is seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god. Barton points out that since Hindus worship multiple gods, the prayer will be completely outside the American paradigm, flying in the face of the American motto “One Nation Under God.”


“In Hindu, you have not one God, but many, many, many, many, many gods,” the Christian historian explains. “And certainly that was never in the minds of those who did the Constitution, did the Declaration [of Independence] when they talked about Creator — that’s not one that fits here because we don’t know which creator we’re talking about within the Hindu religion.”

Barton says given the fact that Hindus are a tiny constituency of the American public, he questions the motivation of Senate leaders. “This is not a religion that has produced great things in the world,” he observes. “You look at India, you look at Nepal — there’s persecution going in both of those countries that is gendered by the religious belief that is present there, and Hindu dominates in both of those countries.”

Yeah. I know. Makes you want to be sick, right? I’ll deal with the obvious inaccuracies in a minute.

But get this first… Right after saying that this Hindu prayer is “completely outside the American paradigm, flying in the face of the American motto ‘One Nation Under God,'” and right after saying that the Founding Fathers never intended this, the AFA goes on to contradict itself by totally admitting that “there is not constitutional problem with a Hindu prayer in the Senate…”

Okay… Back to the outright bigotry: “”This is not a religion that has produced great things in the world.” Oh.My.God. And, yes, taking God’s name in vain is so bad, but Oh.My.God. The AFA has lost its mind (again).

Hinduism has not produced great things in the world? I can think of at least one thing Hinduism has produced: Gandhi. But, of course, the AFA wouldn’t consider Gandhi to be anything “great.” Despite the fact that Gandhi, probably unlike the majority of all human beings through out the entire history of the world, lived his life most like Christ lived his, the AFA surely doesn’t want to recognize one of the greatest human rights and religious leaders the world has ever known.

I’m going to go crazy. How much of this insanity can one take?

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5 Responses to “At least their bigotry is well-rounded”
  1. Brian says:


    That’s me being speechless.

  2. (shrug) If atheists can get Christmas celebrations banned because it offends them, I should think other people should be allowed to complain for whatever reason they choose.

  3. Matt says:

    Point taken North Dallas… but their reasoning of Hinduism not contributing anything to the world is false, at least in my opinion… and they readily admit there is nothing Constitutionally wrong with the prayer. In my personal opinion, I fully support legislative prayer and support letting any and all faiths participate in it.

  4. Jarred says:

    Of course, let’s also not forget that whether Hinduism is actually “non-monotheistic” is a matter of perspective. After all, some Hindu traditions teach that all the “gods” are really manifestations of Brahmin. (I believe I have the correct name/term there.)

    But then, are we surprised? I mean, aren’t these some of the same people who were crying out over the idea of a senator taking his oath of office on the Quran?

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