Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Not a Christian nation

The Constitution... or the Bible?

American University Washington School of Law Annapolis University law professor Jamie Raskin testified at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage.
At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"

Raskin replied: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

The room erupted into applause.
[via Pharyngula]

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