MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell thinks the ritual known as Inauguration Day could get along just fine without the good book. Indeed, he doesn't think the book is so good.
Real Clear Politics passes along
news of O'Donnell's opinion, delivered via his show "The Last Word," that the Bible ought be scrapped in the upcoming inauguration ceremony to be held on January 20th. Using the controversy surrounding the pastor
initially chosen to host the proceedings who has since been uninvited for anti-gay remarks as a launching point, O'Donnell questions the appropriateness of the Bible's values in the modern era. And for the First Lady in particular:
The book will be held by a First Lady who is a descendent of slaves. But the holy book she will be holding does not contain one word of God condemning slavery. Not one word. But that same book, which spends hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pages condemning all sorts of things and couldn't find one sentence to condemn slavery, does indeed find the space to repeatedly condemn gay people.
Via Real Clear Politics