Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Takes Oath On Constitution Instead Of Bible

Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Takes Oath On Constitution Instead Of Bible January 28, 2021

Good News: In a symbolic victory for secular values, new Secretary Of State Antony Blinken takes the oath of office on a copy of the U.S. Constitution, instead of the Bible.

The New York Times reports:

Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the oath of office to Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday, his first full day leading the State Department.

 Photos from the event show Blinken taking the oath of office on a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

The following is a sample of reactions via social media:

Yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken took the oath on a copy of the US Constitution instead of a religious text….

Posted by Secular Coalition for America on Thursday, January 28, 2021

Yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken took the oath on a copy of the US Constitution instead of a religious text. While it is a small symbolic act, this is something we encourage all public officials to do.

Bottom line: In a symbolic victory for secular values, new Secretary Of State Antony Blinken takes the oath of office on a copy of the U.S. Constitution, instead of the Bible.

Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Takes Oath On Constitution Instead Of Bible (Image via Screen Grab)
Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Takes Oath On Constitution Instead Of Bible (Image via Screen Grab)

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