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Tue Mar 3, 2015, 07:47 AM

 

Idaho Sen. plans to try and stop Hindu prayer at Statehouse

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- An Idaho lawmaker says he's working to stop a Hindu prayer set to open at the Idaho statehouse Tuesday morning.

Idaho Sen. Steve Vick wrote on Facebook that he's "extremely disappointed" after learning about the planned prayer after the Coeur d'Alene Press reported on the story over the weekend.

The prayer will be delivered by Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who said in a news release that it's the first time a Hindu prayer has opened the Idaho senate.

"It is interesting that as a Senator I have to learn about this from the newspaper," Vick wrote in the Facebook post. "I am working to get it stopped. Contact your Senator and find out where they stand."



http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Report-Idaho-Sen-plans-to-stop-Hindu-prayer-at-Statehouse-294729461.html

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Reply Idaho Sen. plans to try and stop Hindu prayer at Statehouse (Original post)
stone space Mar 2015 OP
justhanginon Mar 2015 #1
stone space Mar 2015 #6
raccoon Mar 2015 #2
cbayer Mar 2015 #3
shenmue Mar 2015 #4
newfie11 Mar 2015 #5
okasha Mar 2015 #7
AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #8
struggle4progress Mar 2015 #9
stone space Mar 2015 #10
struggle4progress Mar 2015 #11
Cartoonist Mar 2015 #12
gcomeau Mar 2015 #13

Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:16 AM

1. Evidently Sen. Vick feels his and

the other Idaho christians hearing this prayer have such a tenuous grip on their faith that they will be instantly converted to Hinduism. One would think they would have less fear if their faith was a little stronger.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:16 AM

6. Well, so long as he doesn't start doing Yoga, ...

 

...everything should be ok.

That's where I draw the line!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1218184434

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:31 AM

2. I hope Vick isn't successful. nt

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:34 AM

3. "They have a caste system," Vick said. "They worship cows."

Interesting backstory is that the president of the senate is mormon and remembers the time when Mormons weren't allowed to vote in Idaho.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:36 AM

4. Freedom is only for some



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Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:00 AM

5. Land of the free


Only if you have the correct religion.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 11:12 AM

7. Kali bless

his sweet little heart.

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Response to okasha (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 01:36 PM

8. Ok...

That one was funny. Nicely played.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:48 PM

9. In response to a federal court decision striking down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage,

GOP state Sen. Steve Vick wants his state to consider "eliminating marriage licenses in Idaho" ...
Idaho GOPer: No Marriage Licenses For Anyone Because Gay Marriage Is Legal
SUBMITTED BY Brian Tashman on Friday, 10/24/2014 11:00 am

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:52 PM

10. Another Scorched Earther, huh? (nt)

 

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Response to stone space (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 06:06 PM

11. Just cheap attention-whoring. It's easy to get press coverage by posing

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:16 PM

12. It wasn't a secret

"It is interesting that as a Senator I have to learn about this from the newspaper," Vick wrote in the Facebook post.
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Obviously this cretin isn't paying attention to what goes on. In other words, he's not doing his job and needs to be briefed by the newspaper.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 02:58 PM

13. I hope he *is* successful...

 

...since likely the only way he could be is to set off a chain of events that will ban *all* religions prayers at the opening of the Senate. Which is as it should be in the first place.

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