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Multicultural Activism

Posted in U.S. by Ryan on the November 29th, 2006

This article at Townhall is worth a glance.

What Ellison and his Muslim and leftist supporters are saying is that it is of no consequence what America holds as its holiest book; all that matters is what any individual holds to be his holiest book.

The most compelling reason to not allow it is that, as the author says, “it is an act of hubris that perfectly exemplifies multiculturalist activism — my culture trumps America’s culture.  While it is important to be tolerant and accepting toward other religions, it seems foolish to open the door to redefining what book an elected official can use to be sworn in with.

It also seems perfectly acceptable to question the timeliness of setting such a precedent with a Muslim congressman when there have been plenty of non-Christian or altogether non-religous congressmen before now.

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  1. doug said, on November 30th, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    I’m not so sure. I think it would be fine to take the oath (it’s the same oath, afterall) while putting your hand on the Koran.

  2. Ryan said, on December 1st, 2006 at 12:23 am

    I may have jumped the gun.

    However, it seems to all come down to how seriously American Government or the American people want to maintain a Judeo-Christian standard.

  3. doug said, on December 1st, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    True.

    I say keep the nativity scenes in the public square, but don’t force somebody to swear on the Bible.

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