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    Congressional Oaths Affirming ‘God’ Are ‘Preposterous,’ House Democrat Says

    Congressional Oaths Affirming ‘God’ Are ‘Preposterous,’ House Democrat Says

    A House Democrat is criticizing the inclusion of “so help me God” in congressional oaths, saying it’s both unconstitutional and “preposterous” to force everyone to affirm such a belief.

    As Christian Headlines previously reported, U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (Calif.), who is the only non-religious member of Congress, told the television show Freethought Matters that his Democratic colleagues “backed down” on the issue earlier this year. Freethought Matters is produced by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

    “Well, unfortunately, it's been kind of a sporadic standard,” Huffman said of including “so help me God” in oaths.

    “Some committees have dropped the oath, others have not,” he said. “I sit on the Natural Resources Committee and in our original proposed rules for the committee [this year], we proposed that we drop the oath or we allow witnesses to simply say it voluntarily if they chose to, which to me makes perfect sense.”

    But then, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and others “went ballistic,” he said.

    “Unfortunately, my Democratic colleagues backed down,” he said. “... It’s unconstitutional to require a witness in congressional testimony to affirm an oath to a deity they may not even believe in or to affirm an oath to a singular deity when you might be a polytheistic Hindu for example. It’s just preposterous. ... It strains credulity.”

    Huffman, who was raised Mormon, calls himself a “humanist,” although his beliefs are similar if not identical to atheism.

    “Atheism seems to bring with it the notion of being anti-religion as opposed to non-religious,” he told the Guardian this year. “I prefer non-religious because I just want everyone to make their own religious choices. I’m not against them having religion.

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    My thoughts:

    This is just wrong.
    Remember when they booed God three times at the DNC platform in 2008.
    Question. Why do Christian Blacks vote for these liberal leftists overwhelmingly at 90%?
    Don’t they think?
    Doesn’t make sense.

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    Mythical megalomaniacs have no place in government, we already have a real one that claims to be a god.

    Oh, and that separation of church and state thing.
    “Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.
    But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg

  4. 1 guy out of 535 is non religious? Black Christians are voting leftist?

    Our neighbors are black Christians and so are their grown children and they are neither leftist nor liberal. Quite the opposite actually. I think the MSM is selling stereotypes and also think there are people still buying it.

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    Answer to your BS

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