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MS Republican sends Bibles to everyone in Congress for ‘advice meditating on God’s word’

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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MS Republican sends Bibles to everyone in Congress for ‘advice meditating on God’s word’


Monday, August 4, 2014 17:06 EDT

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) [Facebook]

A Mississippi Tea Party Republican congressman sent Bibles donated by a constituent to every member of Congress, Talking Points Memo reported on Monday.

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) included a letter sent on his official masthead with each copy of the Bible, saying the gift was intended to help his colleagues with their decision-making.

“On a daily basis, we contemplate policy decisions that impact America’s future. Our staffs provide us with policy memos, statistics, and recommendations that help us make informed decisions,” the letter stated. “However, I find that the best advice comes through meditating on God’s Word.”

Palazzo’s gift was quickly criticized by Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

“When it comes to religion, our nation is pluralistic and diverse,” Palazzo told TPM. “Rather than look to the Bible or any other religious book to craft our nation’s public policy, we would do well to examine another source instead, one that was actually created to guide governance. It’s called the Constitution.”

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is Muslim, reportedly sent Palazzo a thank-you letter in response to the Bible.

Last fall, Palazzo — who voted in favor of the spending bill that precipitated the federal government shutdown — and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) joined Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) convinced officials at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. to open the facility for a visiting group of veterans. Palazzo himself reportedly opened the gate, though it’s unclear whether he had permission to do so.

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candlegal
by Bronze Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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good for him.
Clairwil
by Gold Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 6:58 PM

*shrugs*   Good publicity stunt.

trippyhippy
by Silver Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:45 PM
What an asshat
Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 9:19 PM
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Quoting candlegal: good for him.

I second that

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 4, 2014 at 9:37 PM
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Interesting..

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is Muslim, reportedly sent Palazzo a thank-you letter in response to the Bible.


Wonder if the same would have been done if everyone was sent a copy of the Quran. 

PamR
by Platinum Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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Um, no. There would have been few, if any, gracious thank you notes. 

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Interesting..

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is Muslim, reportedly sent Palazzo a thank-you letter in response to the Bible.


Wonder if the same would have been done if everyone was sent a copy of the Quran. 


Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

As long as they were donated, I have no problem with this. I hope some were donated to libraries or Goodwill or used for kindling instead of ending up in landfills.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM
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Basic lack of respect-

Quoting PamR:

Um, no. There would have been few, if any, gracious thank you notes. 

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Interesting..

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is Muslim, reportedly sent Palazzo a thank-you letter in response to the Bible.


Wonder if the same would have been done if everyone was sent a copy of the Quran. 



littlemum41
by Silver Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:18 PM
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He's a good man. :-)

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Interesting..

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is Muslim, reportedly sent Palazzo a thank-you letter in response to the Bible.

Wonder if the same would have been done if everyone was sent a copy of the Quran. 

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AdrianneHill
by Bronze Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 1:31 AM
Arrogant little schmuck
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