MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Eliminate Bible from swearing in – Americans, Obama don’t believe

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said the Bible should be eliminated from the swearing in ceremony on Inauguration Day.

On Thursday’s “The Last Word,” O’Donnell commented on the recent brouhaha surrounding the Presidential Inauguration Committee’s choice of pastor’s to give the benediction at the event.

The swift removal of pastor Louie Giglio from the schedule, after revelations of sermons opposing homosexuality surfaced, caused the MSNBC host to ask if the Bible is really appropriate for the swearing in of the president.

Instead, the president should consider swearing the oath on his daughters, suggested O’Donnell.

“Now, wouldn’t it be better if the president’s hand was on the shoulder of one of his daughters, suggesting that he was honoring the oath of office as much as he honors Sasha and Malia?”

O’Donnell, in a rant about the absurdity of the Bible, said the following:

“We will ensure that whoever delivers the benediction rejects the same parts of the Bible that President Obama rejects and most Democrats reject, even though every word of the Bible is the word of God,” O’Donnell said. “As I’ve pointed out … no one accepts all of the teachings of the Bible. No one. … Still, the president, following one of our most absurdest traditions in the government that invented the separation of church and state, will put his hand on this book filled with things he does not believe – filled with things that no one in the United States of America believes – and with his hand on this book he will recite the oath of office. ”

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12 thoughts on “MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Eliminate Bible from swearing in – Americans, Obama don’t believe

  1. Richard E. Catt says:

    I would concur in your observation that O'Donnell should be fired for his irresponsible remarks and that he is a disgrace. If he can sit back and casually disregard God's final word in this matter as if His word was entirely meaningless. Myself, I would be totally embarrassed and unable to wantonly embrace homosexuality and what it stands for. There is no way I would want to be considered an "abomination" to God in this life and suffer in hell and damnation throughout all eternity because of the choices I had made in this life. There are good reasons why God instructed His people to disassociate themselves from such lifestyles. At least under God's current plan, a man and woman reproduces offspring; whereas, homosexuals produce nothing. I reckon that when we all stand before God at the time of the Great White Throne Judgment, God will then make it known that He says what He means and means what He says.

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