So much for Christian "love". If Jesus wasn't crying he would spit at them for using His name to carry out such an atrocity.
This is what the fraud historian, hatemonger, probably racist (he certainly covers all the other bases), evangelical golden boy (he appears at evangelical conferences, on radio shows, writes for prominent evangelical sites), author of best selling (to the evangelical moron audience) lie infested books to distort American History had to say about our Hindu Chaplin and his opening prayer:
WallBuilders president David Barton is questioning why the U.S. government is seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god. Barton points out that since Hindus worship multiple gods, the prayer will be completely outside the American paradigm, flying in the face of the American motto "One Nation Under God."
"In Hindu, you have not one God, but many, many, many, many, many gods," the Christian historian explains. "And certainly that was never in the minds of those who did the Constitution, did the Declaration [of Independence] when they talked about Creator -- that's not one that fits here because we don't know which creator we're talking about within the Hindu religion."
In case you were in some doubt about what a crappy "historian" David Barton is, the following item of which he was somehow unaware, should confirm in your mind that Barton is a Fascist, Hatemonger, Moron, and Liar. I mean, given the fact that he claims to focus on the religious heritage of America, you might of thought he would have known about this:
Prayer before the U.S. Senate - 1975
by Frank Fools Crow, Old Lord of the Holy Men
Ceremonial Chief and Medicine Man of the Lakota Nation
"In the presence of this house, Grandfather, Wakan-Tanka, and from
the directions where the sun sets,
and from the direction of cleansing power,
and from the direction of the rising un,
and from the direction of the middle of the day.
Grandmother, the Earth who hears everything,
Grandmother, because you are woman, for this reason you are kind,
I come to you this day.
To tell you to love the red men, and watch over them,
and give these young men the understanding
because, Grandmother, from you comes the good things, good things
that are beyond our eyes to see have been blessed in our midst
for this reason I make my supplication known to you again.
Give us a blessing so that our words and actions be one in unity,
and that we be able to listen to each other, in so doing,
we shall with good heart walk hand in hand to face the future.
In the presence of the outside, we are thankful for many blessings.
I make my prayer for all people, the children, the women and the men.
I pray that no harm will come to them,
and that on the great island, there be no war,
that there be no ill feelings among us
From this day on may we walk hand in hand
So be it.
Unfortunately, David Limbaugh, brother of Radio host Rush Limbaugh appears to be an avid follower of a number of these evangelical bigots. And lately when I do get to hear Rush, I can hear more and more of the extremist evangelical rhetoric from him. He is certainly not as blatant as a Brannon Howse (a nut case to be profiled in a future post) but far more reserved and subtle.
David has links to many of the hatemongers on his site like these listed under "Faith and Freedom". Barton's Wallbuilders and Howse's Worldview Weekend are listed.
It is my contention, that via his brother David, Rush has begun parroting the Nazi comparisons, Socialism meme, and Saul Alinsky rhetoric that Howse has hammered for years.
There is little doubt that if David Limbaugh is not an evangelical hatemonger and bigot, he certainly loves to hang out with them.