Karac: "What Steve may not have focused on is many members of Congress are over age 60, and the ability of the bald caucus to read print this small is questionable," Sherman told Business Insider.That's not really a problem. The Republican Bible doesn't include a lot of the fine print that comes in the standard version anyway.
quatchi: Meh, thought the article would have been funnier for some reason.Not surprised the criticism was so tepid or that only one person wanted to go on the record here.House Republicans be trolling and nobody wants to respond to an obvious troll.Do kinda wonder how the Mississippi Republican who tried this stunt would react if everyone in his office were given a free Book of Mormon or Koran with a similar note.
DeArmondVI: Dianetics would cure those worthless farkers right up
Lando Lincoln: I hate theocrats.
Lando Lincoln: 2 years until he's caught doing a male prostitute, tops.
Theaetetus: Lando Lincoln: I hate theocrats.Lando Lincoln: 2 years until he's caught doing a male prostitute, tops.Theoristocrats!
Lackofname: That's pretty bad when the Bibles aren't on par with the free Bible you get with a hotel room.
EngineerAU: What's with giving Bibles as gifts anyway? I must have received a dozen from various relatives and friends of the family before graduating high school. And what did I have pushed in my face the first day at university? A Bible. Did the Gideons really think any kid starting college in Alabama didn't already have access to a Bible? Can't imagine any member of Congress that wants to read the Bible doesn't already have one.
Conthan: With Cantor gone now, are there any Jewish Republicans left in congress?
Lenny_da_Hog: It's an exhibition of passive aggression. Like giving diet books to fat people.
Panty Sniffer: So the Jews just do not read the second half of the book? Big deal.
Gyrfalcon: I wish there was somebody in Congress with the balls to try.
The Name: Heh, I feel the same way at the beginning of every school year here at my state school in the middle of the Midwest. For the first few days they have this festival or whatever in which all of the student organizations set up shop and try to promote their causes. I swear half of the booths are Christian student organizations asking you if you've heard the "Word."
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Karac: "What Steve may not have focused on is many members of Congress are over age 60, and the ability of the bald caucus to read print this small is questionable," Sherman told Business Insider.That's not really a problem. The Republican Bible doesn't include a lot of the fine print that comes in the standard version anyway.I'm pretty sure it's just the old testament, too
The Name: half of the booths are Christian student organizations asking you if you've heard the "Word.
Aquapope: I'm sure his non-ultra-christian constituents appreciate the implication that they don't make the best decisions because they don't consult the bible first. That's some fine representin', Steve.
quatchi: Conthan: With Cantor gone now, are there any Jewish Republicans left in congress?Nope.Republicans in January 2013 had 161 members of the House and 31 members of the Senate who identify as Protestant, 61 members of the House and nine members of the Senate who identify as Catholic, seven members of the House and five members of the Senate who identify as Mormon, and three Orthodox Christian House members. Cantor had been the GOP's only Jew in either chamber.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/eric-cantor-republicans-rel ig ion_n_5482432.htmlNow the House GOP are like that bar in Blues Brothers./"Country *and* Western."
Rambino: For many years each new Senator was given a copy of the Jefferson Bible.That would be a tradition worth resurrecting.
BSABSVR: I would save it so I could make paper airplanes out of the pages during the next session. Huck em right at boehner.
Paris1127: Trolly response from a Jewish congressperson would've been: "Thank you for this copy of the Bible, plus fan-fiction."/I have actually referred, sarcastically, to the New Testament as fan-fiction//mostly Jewish family///my Catholic aunt chuckled, pointed out that one of her favorite people was Jewish////I should've retorted with "your husband?"
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