Mr. Prager, you are wrong. Please sit down and STFU.
I don't know if anyone actually read Mr. Glenn Greenwald's post about this douche bag saying how newly elected congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim congressman, had to take his oath on the Bible not the Koran, as according to his faith. Read to find out more below the fold.
"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.
Forgive me, but America should not give a hoot what Keith Ellison's favorite book is. Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible."
He even, at one point, compares it to taking an oath on Adolf Hilter's 'Mein Kampf'
Here's what Mr. Greenwald had to say about it:
"If you hadn't read that for yourself, wouldn't it be hard to believe that someone is actually arguing this? Prager is essentially asking: What has happened to America where now it seems that people can decide for themselves what books they will believe are holy?"
This infuriated me at the time, and I tried to post on it, but I failed twice (internet problems) and I gave up.
Well, I guess no one was particularly happy with his douche bag, save for the Christianist extremists that in a surprise move supported what he was saying.
So, we've learned that "requiring elected officials to take their oaths on the Bible would constitute a textbook case of a 'religious test' prohibited by Article VI, and would almost certainly violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment as well."
So, Constitutionally it is completely ridiculous.
But Think Progress had another awesome point.
Congressmen don't even take an oath on any holy book.
"But Prager’s column is based on one other glaring error: the swearing-in ceremony for the House of Representatives never includes a religious book. The Office of the House Clerk confirmed to ThinkProgress that the swearing-in ceremony consists only of the Members raising their right hands and swearing to uphold the Constitution. The Clerk spokesperson said neither the Christian Bible, nor any other religious text, had ever been used in an official capacity during the ceremony."
Mr. Prager, you may now refer to the title of this post.
I beg of you, you are an idiot. Please just stop talking. Please.
How you got where you are astounds me, yet how you got people to support the most idiotic, fabricated lie is even more perplexing.
So, for the sake of the country, your audience, and your reputation just stop lying in order to further your political agenda. Please show all of us that you are above the level of Faux News and Ann Coulter.