While you were busy not getting Raptured, Reverend Bradlee Dean was invited to give the opening prayer for the Minnesota House of Representatives on Friday.
It gets interesting at the 2:41 mark:
I know this is a non-denominational prayer in this chamber. It’s not about the Baptists, it’s not about the Catholics alone, or the Lutherans, or the Wesleyans, or the Presbyterians, Evangelicals, or any other denomination, but rather the head of the denomination and His name is Jesus — as every president up until 2008 has acknowledged.
That’s a long-winded way to say “Obama is a Muslim.”
Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers apologized for Dean’s appearance and said he had failed to live up to his responsibility to uphold the “decorum and dignity” of the House.
Zellers denounced Dean and said “that type of person will never ever be allowed on this House floor again as long as I have the honor of serving as your Speaker.”
Anytime you invite someone to preach before a government function, you’ve already sullied the “decorum and dignity” of the House. To make things worse, the Republicans then debated and voted to let the people of Minnesota decide whether gay marriage should be banned.
As if civil rights should be subject to the whims of the people.
The Republicans have no leg to stand on when it comes to decorum and dignity.
(via Roger Ebert)
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