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Old 07-13-2007, 12:40 AM   #1
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Hindu Prayer In Senate Disrupted by Protesters

CNN also has video of the event.

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Three protesters disrupted a prayer by a Hindu chaplain Thursday at the opening of a Senate hearing, calling it an abomination and shouting slogans about Jesus Christ.

It was the first time the daily prayer that opens Senate proceedings was said by a Hindu chaplain.

Capitol police said two women and one man were arrested and charged with causing a disruption in the public gallery of the Senate. The three started shouting when guest Chaplain Rajan Zed, a Hindu from Nevada, began his prayer.

They shouted "No Lord but Jesus Christ" and "There's only one true God," and used the term "abomination."

Religious figures from various faiths have said the prayer, which is normally recited by a Christian chaplain.

Barry Lynn, executive director of religious watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said the protest showed the intolerance of the "religious right."

"I don't think the Senate should open with prayers, but if it's going to happen, the invocations ought to reflect the diversity of the American people," Lynn said in a statement.
The three are from Operation Save America.

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The Senate was opened with a Hindu prayer placing the false god of Hinduism on a level playing field with the One True God, Jesus Christ. This would never have been allowed by our Founding Fathers.

“Not one Senator had the backbone to stand as our Founding Fathers stood. They stood on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! There were three in the audience with the courage to stand and proclaim, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me.’ They were immediately removed from the chambers, arrested, and are in jail now. God bless those who stand for Jesus as we know that He stands for them.” Rev. Flip Benham, Director, Operation Save America/Operation Rescue
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:48 AM   #2
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If I could ask God one question it would be "why aren't you with them"?

So sad...
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Three people protest

People protest in the senate chambers all the time


We are a Christian Judeo Country
we don't worship animals


If the guy got a beat down in the parking lot
then he would know what America is really about
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I am quietly outraged and disgusted, even though I know this often happens.

I also wonder if the Christian has ever done any research on the faith of the 'founding fathers'.
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Bigots.
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we don't worship animals[/B]
no, you guys murder people because of the color off their skin. very evolved.
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if you kind of turn down the volume, it sounds like "allah akbar!" or "al-Zawahiri!" or whatever else was yelled from Egyptian jails in the early 1980s, when running into an Israeli pizza parlor with a bomb strapped to your chest, or as the body of Saddam Hussein is falling through space with a noose around his neck.

or any of the other sickening parallels these Christian fanatics have with the Muslim fanatics on the other side of the world.
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if you kind of turn down the volume, it sounds like "allah akbar!" or "al-Zawahiri!" or whatever else was yelled from Egyptian jails in the early 1980s, when running into an Israeli pizza parlor with a bomb strapped to your chest, or as the body of Saddam Hussein is falling through space with a noose around his neck.

or any of the other sickening parallels these Christian fanatics have with the Muslim fanatics on the other side of the world.
Actually, what really struck me when reading the original post was the phrase: "No Lord but Jesus Christ" and "There's only one true God." Pretty much an exact parallel to the common Islamic phrase, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet."
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It was actually a very lovely and thoughtful prayer. The poor man was visibly shaken when they started screaming things at him, and it was really embarrassing to watch.

The bigger problem I have is that the organization they belong to actually advocated protest and rebuke of their local senators in their newsletters in the days leading up to yesterday. That's what's really disgusting here.
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i guess i'm kind of slow at this...but i had no idea that senate hearings were opened up with prayer at all. i would imagine that THAT is what the founding fathers would've been against.
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I wonder if the arrest would have gone any differently had the protestors been shouting "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet"?
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I wonder if the arrest would have gone any differently had the protestors been shouting "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet"?
they would have been exiled instead of arrestede.
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Originally posted by Irvine511 or any of the other sickening parallels these Christian fanatics have with the Muslim fanatics on the other side of the world. [/B]
very well said. they're all bunch of hipocrites, regardless of they're beliefs.
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Not with Keith Ellison in there.
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A stunning parallel minus the 'bomb strapped to chest'
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