Friday, July 13, 2007

Bigots in the Senate

When Jim and I saw this last night on the news, we couldn't quite believe what we were seeing: bigots yelling at a Hindu because they felt he shouldn't say a prayer in front of the Senate.

It's worth saying that Diana Eck of the Pluralism Project believes the United States is the most religiously diverse country on earth. Apart from the fact that I'm not particularly into prayers said outloud in workplaces, I think it's pretty awful that some people feel a non-Christian prayer needs to be shouted down. Pluralism seems to make Evangelical Christians extremely uncomfortable.

Via Wild Hunt with an in-depth analysis