You may remember about a week ago when Representative Bill Sali of Idaho’s 1st District made these “This is a Christian nation”-type remarks:
We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes — and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
Predictably, Rep. Sali is apologizing; that’s what politicians are best at, after all. Though I think religion is, in general, a stupid pursuit, and I don’t really care if religious folks fight amongst themselves (as long as it doesn’t affect other people), Rep. Ellison’s response, via his spokesman, Rick Jauert, was genius.
From the AP report:
“We will take Bill Sali at his word,” Rick Jauert said Friday. “That would be in keeping with Keith’s turn-the-other-cheek mentality.”