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Prager’s Intolerance

Conservative talk host Dennis Prager has his underwear in a bunch over Congressman-elect Keith Ellison of Minnesota.  Ellison is the first Muslim elected to federal office and Prager is making a major issue out of the fact that Ellison will swear an OATH to the Constitution on the Koran and not the Bible.

Here’s the link.

Never mind that Jewish electeds swear their oath on a copy of the Torah. 

Will Prager give Joe Lieberman a hard time? 


An Update: Crooks and Liars has video of Prager on Hannity & Colmes.


  1. Mike Lawson Mike Lawson December 1, 2006

    The funny thing is that when Congress members are sworn in, they do not use a bible or anything. They simply raise their right hand.

    After the swearing in many Congress members pose for pictures with their hands on bibles.

  2. the serrach says.. the serrach says.. December 1, 2006

    so the question is, when they bring a bible or koran with them, are they swearing to serve that book (i.e., in the case of the bible, they would be swearing to execute people for all manner of things. see leviticus) or the constitution? strange bedfellows.

  3. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | December 1, 2006

    My understanding always was, you put your hand of the Bible but swear an oath to the Constitution; its not the other way around.

  4. Thomas.Gordon Thomas.Gordon December 1, 2006

    How about ALL politicians just put their hand on said Constitution that they swear to defend?

  5. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski December 1, 2006

    Amen to that brother…. 😉

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