After arresting Christian Patriots for interrupting the opening Hindu prayer of Senate, Reid had the following to say:
Reid, in remarks from the chamber shortly after the prayer, defended his choice, tying it to the intense debate over the Iraq war.
"If people have any misunderstanding about Indians and Hindus, all they have to do is think of Gandhi," a man "who gave his life for peace," Reid said.
"I think it speaks well of our country that someone representing the faith of about a billion people comes here and can speak in communication with our heavenly Father regarding peace," said Reid. (From http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56645 )
I do not believe our representatives are representing us for we are a Christian nation, and to open our government's proceedings by putting a prayer to a different god first does not represent the people. It is a betrayal of our faith and a betrayal of our trust.
To equate a billion people to Gandhi is an insult. Gandhi did some great things, but to compare an entire group of about a billion people people to him is apalling! It belittles what he died for and it raises up all the murderers and persecuters of Christians in India. Yes, peaceful Hindus, who have seemingly been more compatible with Christians than Muslims because they are supposed to be peaceful. Well, it's time to take the blinders off and be sheepdogs folks. If Ghandi wanted peace, he died in vain-
Just look for the recent flood of reports concerning purging of Christians from villiages. The "peaceful" hordes force-convert all Christians or failing that they seize ALL property, land, you name it, tear families apart, perhaps give them a nice beating for good measure, and leave any remaining Christians with nothing but their faiths to sustain them. Well, you know what? Blessed are they!
The machinations of Reid are loud and clear. His gang seeks to insult us, undermine our freedoms, not represent us or our best interests, destroy this nation as we know it, and steer us further and further away from our faith.
I have nothing against anyone from another faith praying, so long as they are not doing so representing the people of this nation. Congress is supposed to represent us! Were the majority of the people in our country to be of a certain faith and elect representatives of that faith, I could understand an opening prayer in that faith, as that would have been representative of the population- even if it is not in line with my own beliefs- but for no other reason. To do so without that condition of representing being met, is to be a traitor to the duties of and definition of representation.
To cover it up with some stereotypical plattitude- and a false one at that- adds insult to injury.