No religious texts are used for swearing-in Senators or Representatives in Congress. The Constitution expressly forbids it (Article VI, clause 3). Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim in Congress, announced he would be sworn-in while holding the Quran, but he was not sworn-in on the Quran (he and Nancy Pelosi posed for pictures with both of their hands resting on the Quran, one of Thomas Jefferson's, but this was AFTER the swearing-in ceremony and was purely a photo-op). Senator Obama is not and has never been a Muslim. Get your facts straight.Malibu wrote:He claims he is not a Muslim but he was sworn into Congress on the Koran, not the Bible.
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he were being backed by Osama himself. What better way to infiltrate our country than through our leader.
Say what you all want to say, but mark my words, if he gets elected we are in for some huge changes and not in the best interest of Americans either.
His Kenyan father was no longer a practicing Muslim by the time he married Barack's mother, and his parents divorced when Barack was two (and his father moved from Hawaii, where Barack was raised until age six, to Connecticut), so Barack did not receive any Muslim influence from his father. Barack Obama Sr. had virtually no influence on his son's life: they met once, when Senator Obama was eleven, and Obama Sr. died when Senator Obama was 21.
Of course, I wasn't referring to the photo but to TX's comments (and implied views) on Obama's church and their social activities. But hey, why read and comprehend the whole thread?Bandmaster wrote:Funny... I heard that it was folks from the Clinton campaign that released the photo? But hey, why not blame the right-wing talking heads for everything?Hostrauser wrote: And, I'll go ahead and assume right now that your opinion is largely based on b.s. smear tactics by right-wing talking heads, since what little rationale you've listed in this thread is pretty specious.