Ellison Won’t Be First Politician to Forgo Bible in Taking Oath of Office

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c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat who last month was elected the first Muslim in Congress, announced he would take his oath of office on Islam’s holy book, the Quran, he provoked sharp criticism from conservatives and some heated discussion on the blogosphere. The ensuing discussion has revived the […]

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