Religion | The 116th Congress convenes with an eclectic mix of religious and nonreligious views
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/07/19, 12:22 pm
This week’s Whirled Views offers a roundup of religious news and views from around the United States.
Choosing my religion
When newly elected Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., took her congressional oath of office on Jan. 3, she raised her right hand high and placed the other hand firmly on a law book. The book contained copies of the Arizona and U.S. constitutions.
Sinema wasn’t the only freshman in the 116th Congress taking an oath on something other than the Bible. Texts included the Quran, a Buddhist sutra, and the Hindu Vedas.