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Jolie Rouge
07-16-2007, 12:12 PM
Hindu shouted down while offering opening prayer for Senate sessionJim Brown -- OneNewsNow.com
July 12, 2007


A Hindu chaplain from Nevada was shouted down before and during his prayer to open up the U.S. Senate this morning.

History was made in the Senate today. "Let us pray. We meditate on the transcendental glory of the deity supreme who is inside the heart of the Earth, inside the life of the sky, and inside the soul of the heaven."

Those were the words of a chaplain with the Indian Association of Northern Nevada, Rajan Zed, who delivered the first Hindu prayer ever on the floor of the U.S. Senate. However, that prayer did not go off without a hitch. As Zed was approaching the podium to speak, a man in the gallery interrupted the ceremony and had to be escorted out of the chamber by the sergeant-at-arms.

When the Hindu chaplain finally began to speak, there was yet another interruption, this time from two women in the gallery. Both interruptions, which included references to scriptures found in the Bible, were eventually silenced.

Zed, who was noticeably shaken by the loud shouts from the gallery, then proceeded to give his prayer, which included a pantheistic view of God.

(Editor's note: Audio link above contains actual verbal interchange during this event this morning in the U.S. Senate.)

JMHO - Shame on this man.

Anyone who thinks this man was justified would obviously agree with every attempt at so called silencing of religious free speech when it comes to Christians.

How could anyone complain about military chaplains not being able to prey in the name of Jesus and condone the actions of this man.

If you think the religious speech of others should be silenced don't be shocked or complain if you feel your religious speech is silenced.