Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress on Monday, but she didn't need the so called 'Holy Bible' to complete that process. Instead, she took her oath with her hand upon the United States Constitution -- and to be honest, this is something that all politicians should do. The Constitution is what this country and its laws were founded upon, not religion and certainly not the Christian religion. So this congresswoman deserves mad kudos for doing what's right.
It seems rather hypocritical to have a separation of church and state, only to put your hand on the Bible in official government settings for oaths and the like. Rational thinkers and those who respect the U.S. Constitution are together in that taking oaths on religious material for governmental purposes is not only a bit tacky, but it's just not fundamentally "right."
Sources report that Kyrsten Sinema isn't an open and out atheist, but "many believe" she is. She is known to quote that all Americans deserve freedom "of and from religion" -- a motto often used by atheists and agnostics as well as those in alternative religions.
Well good for her for standing up for what's right, and hopefully others follow suit. Of course those on the Christian right will have something negative to say about it, but who cares?
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