Thursday, July 12, 2007



Cretins.

Protesters Disrupt Hindu Prayer In Senate
Police Remove Three From Visitors Gallery Who Shouted During Invocation By Hindu Clergyman

(AP) A Hindu clergyman made history Thursday by offering the U.S. Senate's morning prayer, but only after police officers removed three shouting protesters from the visitors' (ed note-peanut) gallery.

Rajan Zed, director of interfaith relations at a Hindu temple, gave the brief prayer that opens each day's Senate session. As he stood at the chamber's podium in a bright orange and burgundy robe, two women and a man began shouting "this is an abomination" and other complaints from the gallery.

Police officers quickly arrested them and charged them with disrupting Congress, a misdemeanor. The male protester told an Associated Press reporter, "we are Christians and patriots" before police handcuffed them and led them away.

For several days, the Mississippi-based American Family Association has urged its members to object to the prayer because Zed would be "seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god."
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As the Senate prepared for another day of debate over the Iraq war, Zed closed with, "Peace, peace, peace be unto all."

6 Comments:

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Asswipes.

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...

I hate stupid people

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

They were pissed off because it was "a non-monotheistic god." So they would have been happy if it was a mullah? I doubt it. These are just low grade bigots. I hope they get charged with that misdemeanor but I bet that won't.

 
At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paging the 11th century, "Mr. 11th Century" phone call.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Wordsmith said...

I especially liked his robe and vestment.

. And did you see that LOOK on his face the first time he was interrupted.... truly a "WTF is wrong with YOU people?"

Now - THAT was fucking priceless!!

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Wordsmith said...

Oh - sorry, Cliff - one more comment:

{The male protester told an Associated Press reporter, "we are Christians and patriots" before police handcuffed them and led them away.}

No - 'we are Christians and idiots'.

I know many, many Christians who never worry whether someone's thinking is aligned with theirs. G*d is an encompassing concept.

 

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