A friend of mine posted a link to this Facebook page of a group called Unite the USA where people are freaking out about the fact that new CIA director John Brennan was sworn in on a copy of the Constitution rather than the Bible. Actually, no one bothered to mention what he did use, only that he didn’t use a Bible. Let the pearl clutching begin.
Did you know that John Brennan refused to use a Bible during his swearing in as CIA Director? This is seriously disturbing.
Willard J Casey immediately said, “he (sic) is a muslim (sic) and could not put his hand on a bible (sic).” I’m guessing he ran out of capital letters by using them randomly on words that don’t require them so he didn’t have any left to use them where they do belong.
Priscilla Harbin said, “Sounds like a Muslim to me.” Of course, this is the same kind of person who likely believes that all Muslims believe that you can lie to a non-Muslim, so why would Brennan hesitate, if he were Muslim, to put his hand on a Bible and swear an oath he didn’t mean?
Bruce Wm. Trakas replied, “Didn’t hear about that in the “state sponsored” media.” Really? Then you must not have read Politico. Or the USA Today. Or The Atlantic. Or Yahoo News. Or The Guardian. Or MSNBC. You see, if you don’t actually read anything other than wingnut websites, you’re not going to see anything reported outside of there.
Christine Humphrey Baker said, “He is a Muslim. Converted while in Afganistan (sic).” She can’t even repeat the lie correctly. The claim, absurd as it is, was that he allegedly converted while he was a CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia.
Rob Combs Sr said, “well (sic) it’s harder to lie when your hand is on a Bible.” It is? Why? Especially if it’s someone he no doubts considers a liar anyway.