How many Bibles does a US Governor need to be sworn in?

How many Bibles does a US Governor need to be sworn in? January 17, 2019

TALK about over-egging the pudding. Or gilding the lily. Or laying it on thick. Or going way over the top!

When Ohio’s new Governor was sworn in this week, he did all of the above on a stack of Bibles.

Nine of the bloody things!

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This puke-inducing public display of piety took place on Monday when devout Catholic Mike DeWine, above, become the 70th Governor of the State.

Why nine?

According to this report, eight of them represented his large litter.

A DeWine spokesman said the Governor and  first lady Becky wanted a Bible at the ceremony to represent each of their eight children.

The former US senator took his oath in a private midnight ceremony at his Cedarville home ahead of a public inauguration planned for Monday at the Statehouse. His son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine, administered the oath.

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  • John Hinkle

    If he does anything wrong while in office, he should get 9 times the punishment.

  • Raging Bee

    Dumbest one-upmanship EVER.

  • Neal Allen Stone

    So wifey doesn’t get a Bible?

  • larry parker

    Over-egging the pudding, that’s is a new one to me, Thanks.
    As far as the bibles go, he wants each of his kids to have a copy, OK, it will save time at the reading of his will.

  • MystiqueLady

    If I was one of his kids, I’d would have figured out how to slip the Satanist bible into the stack — maybe with a false dust jacket over the cover?

  • WallofSleep

    How does that saying go? Even The Devil can swear on a stack of bibles.

  • HematitePersuasion

    I love the so-called respect evangelicals and fundementalists show, but the Bible as a political event souvenir has got to be a new all-time low.

  • Lurker111

    Wives are replaceable commodities in the Abrahamic religions. Ask Job.

  • Lurker111

    Puke-inducing is right. Sheesh.

  • Vanity Unfair

    He might just have got away with a Bible, Torah, Granth, Mahabarata and the five genuine parts of the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy.

  • Barry Duke

    Looking at video of this event, wifey was required to CARRY the Bibles.

  • fifthdentist

    If he’d had a Bible for each of his functioning brain cells, it would have been a lot less than nine.

  • Broga

    Such men are dangerous! His brain, his judgement, his compassion have been suborned by religion into the narrow channels of superstition. Harm is never done more enthusiastically than it is done for religious belief.

  • Snagglefritz Sagenschnitter

    Doing it for his children my arse! He’s thinking only of himself.
    “Look at me Jesus. See what a good little Christian I am.”

  • Jon-Michael Ivey

    Swearing on any bible strikes me as proof that the person cannot be a Christian, as it directly contradicts the explicit commandment given by Christ.

    Matthew 5:33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.”

  • RustbeltRick

    Mike DeWine has been in Ohio politics forever, and this is completely unsurprising. He’s straight out of central casting.

  • Cali Ron

    I don’t care if he swears on 100 bibles. Swearing an oath with your hand on any book of mythology, especially the bible, as if somehow that makes you more honest or less likely to lie is laughable. This practice should have been dropped decades ago. Another example of the insidious infiltration of religion into our secular government.

  • steveiam

    Perhaps he thinks he has many Chinese Constituents. It is said that Chinese consider 8 to be lucky.

  • steveiam

    Nah, clearly she got shtupped 8 times.

  • sweeks

    The Constitution allows for the use of an “affirmation” instead of an “oath”. Most politicians don’t have the guts to do this because it does not involve a bible (or Quran). The only exception that comes to mind: Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was sworn in on a law book containing the Constitution.

  • adriancrutch

    …he looks like he’s into the sacrificial wine…or maybe he has been tragically brain crushed by bibles…or he just wants to emulate his king…

  • Connie Beane

    Um, I guess he never heard the old joke about “I wouldn’t believe you if you swore on a stack of bibles.” Republicans. Clueless. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

  • C_Alan_Nault

    “How many Bibles does a US Governor need to be sworn in?”

    The correct answer is ZERO. Same as swearing in a court room. You do not need to swear on a Bible.

  • Brien

    It is quite obvious that he will put his beliefs in ‘whatever that crap written in those books’ above the Constitution and the people of America.

  • Jim Jones

    Just another example of virtue signalling – by someone full of crap.