Rex Duncan, a Representative in Oklahoma, got all pissy when he was given a copy of the Quran because it endorsed the killing of women and children. The bible he got from the Baptist General Convention, though, is something else entirely. “Mine is proudly on my desk on the Capitol and I don’t think I ever read a part of it that condones the killing of women and children in furtherance of God’s word,” Duncan said. “It’s one of the nicest things I’ve received in my three years in the Legislature.”
Hmmm. Looks like he doesn’t actually read it, doesn’t it?
Eight legislators who were offered the book by the Governor’s Ethnic American Advisory Council refused it, but Duncan was the only one making a public statement about his refusal. He also complained that he objected “to the use of the state Centennial Seal and the state Seal all in an effort to further their (Muslims’) religion.”
This from the state that wrote legislation last year to allow placement of the ten commandments on new buildings and call it constitutional if the majority of the council says it’s OK – and to earmark $3 million to cover legal fees if anyone challenges the posting of religious stuff with public money in public buildings.