Friday, July 13, 2007

Shouting down a Hindu prayer

When I read this story about a Hindu making the opening prayer in the US senate yesterday, my first thought was that this could have easily happened in Canada. Three people were arrested for shouting Christian prayers of interruption that prevented the Hindu from beginning his prayer.
Video here.

The protesters were branded as intolerant for only wanting their religion in the Senate, and for excluding other religions. I wonder what's next, US? Maybe some Wiccan prayers or some womyn prayers from Sister Chittister? And just to show how far the state has separated from the church maybe there will be guest chaplains who offer incantations to neopagan gods just to keep the pendulum from swinging too far towards the Christian side.

Yes, this could very easily be a Canadian story...

H/T to one of my readers for sending this in

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