Lawrence O’Donnell, tweeters want Bible out of inauguration — or banned outright

On the heels of a recent rant by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell calling for Barack Obama to remove the Bible from his inauguration, atheist tweeters and others are glomming on. Some are even taking it a step further and calling for the Bible to be banned entirely. This is a great window into the mind of O’Donnell’s particular corner of the religious-bigot Left. They find things in the Bible they don’t agree with — in O’Donnell’s case about homosexuality — and therefore think the entire book ought to be condemned and removed from public functions.

A second media voice jumped in today in the person of CNN’s Dean Obeidallah. He was more restrained than O’Donnell and refrained from actually condemning and mocking the Bible, but he did say that the president should swear on the Constitution rather than the Bible for reasons of separation of church and state. Even that more reasoned argument goes over the edge of saying that religion — of any form — should be considered distasteful in civil functions. That’s a step too far for most people, who think of the Constitution as protecting their rights rather than muzzling them.

There’s a White House petition for just about everything, including one to “have President Obama place his hands on something other than religious texts during the inauguration ceremony.” It suggests that Obama swear on either the Constitution or, curiously, “his immediate family’s shoulders” as a sign of solidarity to the secular community. It’s stalled at 30 signatures.

  • syvyn11

    Well, we call him Crazy Larry for a reason.

  • TocksNedlog

    Freedom of choice scares the living daylights out of some people.

  • Avey Owyns

    I wonder how Liberals/atheists can even suggest that Christians want a theocracy when they have so much power over the culture.

    • Dallas Worthy

      It’s part of the plan to eradicate religion. Religion is poison and it should be relegated to the dustbowl of history.

      • BushDidIt

        And of course, a person who can’t even get his metaphors right is the best person in the world to make judgments concerning lofty philosophical and spiritual ideas that impact many of our lives in a profound way.

        You know what isn’t poison? Education. Try it. If you did,you might find that most of the concepts you pay lip service to, like democracy, were invented by people who believed in at least 1 god.

  • Howzah123

    Maybe he should put his hand on The Communist Manifesto or Kapital instead

    Just sayin ….


      I was thinking he’d want to swear in on Mein Kampf.

      • nc

        Or Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals.”

        • KornKing

          More likely that Mr Narcissism would use a copy of his own stupid book.

        • Sfc Mac

          Or the Koran.

        • 1SkepticalChick

          Or a picture of himself.

  • FreedomFighter

    If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
    Ronald Reagan

    • Elaine

      And looky! All the ATHEISTS have come out of the closet right behind the Communists. Take away all religion and their guns and you own them. Obama wants to be a dictator in the worst way..

    • Ronald

      President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words “under God” to the pledge in 1954 — probably to show how America was fundamentally different than the cold war Soviets. Today American citizens believe in many different gods, and some don’t believe in god at all. Times they are a changin’

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Your second sentence bears absolutely no necessary relationship to the first, you realize that, don’t you?

        • Ronald

          I gave a historical reference and followed it up with a point about how America has changed since then. “Under God” has been co-opted to a degree by the changing face of faith in America. So, times have changed.

    • Dallas Worthy

      Why? That’s ridiculous. People are capable of being moral without reference to an imaginary god’s will. Ronald Reagan was a quack who was just trying to get the religious vote.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        your ignorance is showing.

      • BushDidIt

        You know,that’s an interesting perspective. It’d be nice if you had any proof for it. I don’t think the suppression of other people’s expressions of faith is particularly moral,but I know atheists love that whenever they can get it and sue.sue,sue to make it happen.

        One thing we CAN prove,however,is that nearly all of the despots and mass murderers of the 20th century and onwards have despised the bible and the church. I’m not saying their lack of Christian faith caused their various other psychoses,but their lack of faith and their atrocious actions walked hand in hand together. They were highly correlative. I’m not a Christian myself, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the return of the Inquisition to weed out some of you liberals.

        Your list of “don’ts” is longer than theirs is, and while theirs make no sense to me,yours are constantly changing and apply sometimes to these people and sometimes to those and so make even LESS sense.

        Liberals then:”Marriage is slavery,it’s a violation of civil rights! Abolish marriage!”

        Liberals now: “You’re a homophobe if you won’t let gays get married!”

        Christians in the time of the Inquisition: “Thou shalt not lay with thy neighbor’s wife”

        Christians now:”Thou shalt not lay with thy neighbor’s wife”.

        The whole Christian thing is starting to look reasonable to me,as a secular person,but only by comparison against a secular church of liberalism whose commandments are timeless chunks of wisdom like “Thou shalt not drink soft drinks larger than 16 ounces”.

        Explain to me how that makes any more sense than the biblical injunction against eating shellfish or boiling a kid in its mother’s milk. At least Christians have a rationale for the wacky list of “don’ts”, a magical man in the sky who is all-knowing says not to do it. What have you got? Obama says don’t do it?

        I don’t give a rat’s ass what Obama wants,and once I’m dead,he can’t do squat to me.

  • Brent Guthrie

    Some twitterer suggested a Bible burning party. I believe we’ll be seeing book burnings in the not-so-distant future. History is repeating itself folks, be prepared for trouble.

    • Sheerie Knoll

      I find it ironic that they want to ban the bible (a book) and on July 4th (as onw twitter expressed) burning the bible (a book). I wonder what their reaction would be if someone called for the Koran, to be banned and burned. Or, perhaps, the Harry Potter books. Or, perhaps, Barack Obama’s own works of fiction. Or perhaps, “Romeo and Juliet”. Or, perhaps, “The House of Usher”. Or, perhaps, “The Crucible”. Or, “The Scarlett Letter”. Or , or, or ……

    • Gallatin

      Burn the Bible or any other book? I don’t think any of these turds even know what a book is. The tweets above are exactly why I won’t buy an electronic reader, I prefer the book in my hands. Call me paranoid, most people do, but an electronic reader brings us closer to the Fahrenheit 451 world of Ray Bradbury. Someone can easily add or remove content of an electronic book. The government doesn’t like what a certain book says with the push of a button the book is gone.

  • CR

    I think they really want to ban bibles because they are afraid Obama’s head will start spinning around like that girl in the Exorcist if he places a hand on it and swears to defend the constitution. Or, even if he just places a hand on it at all.

    • Patsplacepp

      @Cr wow you actually represent a subsection of Americans…so sad…so sad

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        not really a “sub” sector when there are so many of us! And we are might even have to call all us a Sector!! So watch out troll

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Please give to help the sense-of-humor challenged.

        • CR

          Poor liberals have such a hard time with the English language and the meaning of words, it is no wonder they can’t understand humor. Perhaps that is why they can’t see what a joke their entire ideology is…

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub


          • BushDidIt

            Now,THAT’S funny,liberals who speak English,you should do stand-up.

      • Dallas Worthy

        sub-sub section.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          you really think everyone should think like you, don’t you? Go troll somewhere else.

  • ttechsan

    And we have Audacity to wonder what is wrong with society and our country! History proves this precedes nations fall. God will leave where not wanted. That comes with a society and country problem.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    #MentalLibness is on a roll. Tokyo Rose had nothing on todays propagandists, aka, the main stream media. Our country needs a big reality check, and soon. Liberals are moving so far to the left, I’m surprised Hank Johnson (D) Georgia, isn’t in fear of North America tipping over. “Democrats”, Rated C for Crazy.

  • Stone Bryson

    If the current POTUS took his oath with a hand on the Constitution I’m fairly certain he would burst into flames. He really should stick with the Bible – there is a touch more forgiveness in that text.

    • JeannieJ

      Wait…he’d burst into flames? You swear on the Bible??

      • stuckinIL4now

        Quick, somebody slip a copy of the US Constitution inside that Bible.

  • TugboatPhil

    How about a Koran while he issues his fatwa against the Constitution? Instead of an Inaugural Ball they can form a mob and imprison the Supreme Court.

  • HARP2


    • Rulz

      Not if he goes to hell

      • 1SkepticalChick

        Shhhhhh, he doesn’t believe in that. Let him be surprised.

  • AlertUpUSA

    How many atheists are there in the US citizenry? How many Christians? How many Jews?

    Ya think such a minority of non-believers should have an impact on the standing majority of believers in God?

    They can believe or non-believe whatever they want. Majority SHOULD rule… Why should it be any other way?

    • texaswc

      Seems that the few (atheists) have been having a field day ruling over the masses (Christians) .. when 1, just 1, student can get any religious reference, including a Reagan quote that contained the word God, removed from a classroom of a teacher that oversaw a STUDENT bible club, which would meet in her classroom, that was fully authorized by the school, nor could be denied by the school, and force her to remove a “prayer box”, along with all the other references, that was created and used by the student club, then we have proof how the atheist has such power over the believers…Instead of going to the teacher with their “problem” they went to an outside organization which then complained…..I take offense at having an atheist in the same room as me, can I have them removed? Nope, I would be told deal with it, ignore them….It’s ridiculous and pathetic that we let ourselves be ruled by these few that have no conscience and no desire to live peacefully among us…

    • BeyondPolls

      Because true democracy leads to bully rule. I understand what you are saying, but we must be a nation of laws, not men. The government has the power to enforce higher moral law.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Bingo. “Democracy” is never anything BUT mob rule.

        • BeyondPolls

          Yes, it’s just a stage in the endless oligarchy>anarchy >democracy>oligarchy cycle. The Republic is the only stable form of government, which why we are a nation of laws, not men.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      ” Majority SHOULD rule… Why should it be any other way?”

      “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide”
      -John Adams

      “The Tyranny of the Majority” – from Alexis de Tocquiville’s “Democracy in America”

      That’s why not.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      More evidence against the tyranny of the majority?

      Think on this in the context of Obamao voters, they are a majority right now (as slight as it may be, still a majority)…

      “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
      –Benjamin Franklin

    • Patsplacepp

      @alert_up_usa:disqus with that logic, slavery should have stated pat, Women should have stayed at home and senior citizen should be offed after they hit 65. If your belief in God is true and so right great. That’s your choice. My God, my Jesus that I pray to, my bible that believe is all about love my friend. You’re filled with hate. You’re going to need to let that go. That is unless you’re over 65 and we’ll the majority will just off you. Just my two cents

  • texaswc

    I have yet to figure out how in the freakin’ h*ll ANYONE can get the words “separation of church and state” from “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” ?!?!?! Anyone that actually knows ENGLISH and HISTORY would KNOW that separation is a LIE! … This amendment simply states Congress can not regulate by any laws any religion (establishment of religion being a church or belief of faith) and can not stop the freedom of anyone exercising their right to practice their religion .. In other words, it says the government does not control religion or the people’s practice of their religion .. even more simply put, nothing in the Constitution or the amendment says there is a separation, simply a “no control/no regulation” barrier, leaving the church or the faith of believers to follow their own religious beliefs without interference of government control (of course, laws against certain crimes related to religion, such as Islamic extremists, for example, that espouse murder is not and can not be violated just because the religion says to do such acts — common sense) … If the founders had EVER meant separation of church and state, they would have spelled it out in plain English just as everything else in the Constitution….

    • BeyondPolls

      They used one of Thomas Jefferson’s external writings, which said ‘there should be a high wall between church and state’. While they were perusing his non-Constitutional writings, they should have checked out his own laws which he signed as governor of Virginia which greatly encouraged the government to enforce Biblical principles.

      • texaswc

        They like using selective reasoning…or just a pure lack of reasoning…typical….

        • BeyondPolls


      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Yes, that was in reference to the Barbary Pirates, at Tripoli, 1791. It was in a letter, I believe. Muslims were referred to as ‘Musselmen’ back then.

        • BeyondPolls

          Yeah, but I don’t understand your reference to Muslims.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      and the worst part, many of the people who believe in this seperation of church & state are actually in favor of Sharia law. which is just insane.

    • Ava Stone

      Thank you, texaswc, for explaining once again that the “separation of church and state” is NOT in the Constitution. Those who have been nonstop saying this phrase is in our Constitution, who have pulled this statement out of thin air to try & make sound like the founders of our country said this in the Constitution. They didn’t!! It’s just a farce created by those on the left, some of them so far left they’re no even playing on the field anymore, to try and remove God even more from the United States. I think some of them would even take Adolph Hitler as a dictator than have even a hint of God anywhere.

  • Love of Country

    What has the Left done for black folks other than demanding their votes and giving them neighborhood cesspools in return for stealing their religion?

    • Rulz

      The same thing big government did to Native Americans:

      “The (federal) government made lots of promises. All I know is that the one promise they kept was that they would take our land”

      -Chief Red Cloud

      Those left-wingers supposedly feel guilty about that, but not guilty enough to go to socialist, dying Europe or corrupt Africa.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.” — Pres. Andrew Jackson (D)

  • texaswc

    Would be nice to deport all atheists to any country they choose, just so long as we can get them gone from this one……

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Who would be next on your deportation list? Let me guess…Muslims, right?

      Remember that there are plenty of Atheists (as well as other faiths) that see this crap for the crap it is.

      a Deist

    • Patsplacepp

      @texaswc:disqus Wow so deporting Americans because of the religious faith or lack there of. And here I thought Americans loved other Americans regardless. Guess not. Such a shame

      • Ronald

        Unfortunately most Americans do not love each other. We tolerate each other. It’s sad but true. I’m not very optimistic that this will change anytime soon unless we can do more — much more — than tolerate each other.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Why not? I’ve heard a lot of the totalitarian leftards say they’d like to do the same to any conservatives or anybody who has imaginary friends in the sky.

  • texaswc

    After listening to the video of this guy, he doesn’t understand the manner of translation, he doesn’t understand the difference between old and new testaments and what changed between the two in God’s laws…he doesn’t understand anything about it, he has no faith in God, his soul is doomed to hell…

    • 1SkepticalChick

      He’s too busy rejecting the Bible to actually take the time to read it. Kinda like the House and Senate when they passed Obamacare.

  • sean1

    I’ll give O’Donnel this: he’s honest. Sure, he’s an all-around bad guy, but at least he’s open about it. The President, on the other hand, will swear up and down on the bible all day long – while not respecting its over-riding message.

    • wwbdinct

      He’ll swear on the bible or the Constitution but he’ll have one hand behind his back with his fingers crossed. Sorry but I’m bringing up a reference from my childhood. Maybe other commenters will know what I’m talking about.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      He will never honor any oath he swears on the Bible. He does not honor the Bible, therefore he believes he is not bound by any oath he swears on it, leaving him free to do as he pleases. Including not defending the Constitution, or this Nation.

    • Patsplacepp

      @sean1:disqus @wwbdinct:disqus @kennaneel:disqus So I have to ask..what exactly has the president done that proves him not honouring the oath? And for extra points show me a President that did follow everything in the oath. Just a question or two

      • sean1

        Here’s an extra point for you: I wasn’t referring to the oath. I was referring to the item which the oath was (and will be) sworn on. You’d have been better served asking how we feel the President has not respected the Bible’s over-riding message.

        • Patsplacepp

          @sean1:disqus I stand corrected. How has this President not respected the Bible’s over-riding message?

          • sean1

            First off, I have to give you props for coming out and saying you stand corrected. For what it’s worth, I’ve had to do the same thing myself more times than I care to remember. As to your question regarding the Bible’s message: if you believe, as I do, that the core message of the Bible is one of love (loving God, loving one another) then running a campaign where your opponent is accused of killing some guy’s wife is contrary to that core message. Now, I’m aware the Repubs can be accused of such hypocrisy in equal measure. You’ll get no argument from me on that, either. The fact, though, is that we’re now talking about our current president and not some other pol. I think it’s also worth noting that Mr. Obama tends to stereotype. Whether he’s speaking of “clingers” or those “who don’t pay their fair share,” he targets large swaths of people in order to divide and conquer. Sure, the tactic works. And sure, the other side has used it too. But that doesn’t make it right.

          • Patsplacepp

            @sean1:disqus I had to up tick you on that comment. Probably the best response I’ve seen on this or any other comment thread. I’m not a troll, though I lean left. However I’m open minded enough to know its not all black and white on either side. Its nice get a well constructed argument.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)


      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        Look who wants a history lesson!! Why should we keep talking truth to people like you. You obviously can read like the rest of us, go do your own homework like the rest of us have. Then maybe you can come back with an intelligent comment. So sick of trolls on here wanting to know why I feel the way I do, then you tell them and they attack you with false accusations or assaults on you personally. I’m done trying to educate fools like you, I have my own kids to raise.

        • Dallas Worthy

          Why do you feel that way?

          • Teresa Davis McCormick

            I think my comment was self evident.

          • Patsplacepp

            @facebook-100000012561938:disqus you’ll get no argument from me because I’m not even sure why your back is up. You keep raising you’re kids. I’ll stay safely out of your way

  • Kevin Kerwin this is why he wants it out. :-)

  • nc

    Ironically, BHO reportedly will swear in on two bibles. One belonging to Lincoln and the other to ML King. Actually three if you count the Robinson family bible that will be used during the private Sunday ceremony.

    Will we be seeing any “church and state” demonstrations at the inauguration? Yeah, I didn’t think so either.

  • Joel A. Edge

    Obama swear on the constitution? His (or any other Democrat’s) hand would catch fire. Kind of like watching a vampire get touched with a cross.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    since it’s all a charade anyway, why not just fist bump biden and then flip off the crowd?

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Ok, that’s f**king funny! Thanks for the laugh :)


    Why are the whiny asses considered so smart. All of their ideas are childish and fail!

  • Kimberly O’Neal

    He doesn’t believe the Constitution any more than the Bible so kind of surprised they would call for that. It’s sad to see how many have turned their backs on God, but we knew it would grow into this because God himself warned us of it.

    This is exactly why our country is going faster each day down the toilet. All I can say people is stand firm in Gods love because even He had to endure such as these and as Jesus said, count it a blessing to be scorned by such , in short it means we are doing it right! God bless you all and our country!

  • rennyangel2

    Comes from MSNBC? Enough said.

    • BeyondPolls

      They’re ready and waiting for the Antichrist.

  • Steve_J

    This suggestion would be a concern if it came from anyone with credibility.

  • Mark Stephens

    It is sad that so many confuse the concept of freedom of religion with freedom FROM religion. Like it or not, this country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and those basic principles have not changed. We have perverted a comment by a brilliant man to remove as many of those principles as possible from the public forum. The First Amendment was crafted to keep the State from imposing a specific denomination as the Church of England was imposed on the English people.
    If someone wants to be Christian, Jewish, or Druid, that is their right. It is also their right to practice no religion at all. However, there is nothing in my copy of the Constitution that would prohibit the use of a bible in a president’s inauguration. Possibly Mr. O’Donnell has a different version than mine.

  • bicentennialguy

    Why don’t we just turn it into the brothel scene from “Caligula?” Yeah, that would be nice…./sarc

  • Everybodys All American

    Bible or not. Will the president uphold the constitution that is the real question? So far the answer is no. One other thing I left out. Lawrence O’Donnell is a fascist asshole.

  • Typewriterstreaming

    Beelzebub strikes again.

  • precursor

    What the hell has happened to America??

    • Rulz

      In short, people, including religious ones and people who think they are “conservative” are selfish.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Try again. You missed any coherent thought there.

      • Joe W.

        Is that why we don’t want to pay for your birth control, Zippy?? We’re selfish?? Bwahahahahahahaha….Wrong, pal….we simply believe in self reliance and accountability…two things you moon bats have no conception of.

        • Rulz

          Obviously, I wasn’t clear in what I said.

          I agree with what you say, but I was referring to conservatives who want people off of welfare but think the government should pay for their sports stadiums and subisidize their little farms.

          I’m particularly very upset with the “homegrown Heartland” for being the difference in reelecting Obama.

          Were I in DC, I would lobby for the Midwest to have to pay special taxes for the democrats bloated budget.

          • Joe W.

            You were clear enough, pal. I do not support subsidies for anything. I live in Texas…right in the “heartland. I neither receive a subsidy, nor do I wish one. I could care less about sports stadiums or anything else. But I do take issue with the likes of you wanting to tax me more for the democrats non existent budget. I, nor anyone I know, voted for Obama or any other DemocRAT. You are barking up the wrong tree, pal. You seem about as bright as a diamond in a dog’s ass in the moonlight.

          • Rulz

            … do realize that Texas is not in the Midwest, right? That would be Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio and Michigan.

            So you wouldn’t be taxed.

          • Joe W.

            I am still in the “Homegrown Heartland”, pal. And what is your issue with we “religious” conservatives??

          • Rulz

            In my comment homegrown heartland = Midwest, though there is something to be said about 41% of Texans who voted for Obama.

            Religious conservatives = The same “conservatives” who live in places like Michelle Bachmann’s and Paul Ryan district who go to Church and vote pro-life but still want me and my family to fund their new stadium or farm.


            So now that we agree, you can stop wasting my time and save your valuable advice for some clueless left-winger because if we fight each other, this country is done forever. Period.

    • lainer51

      we elected the enemy.

  • Joe W.

    He could swear on a pile of moose crap, for all I care. He’s not about to keep his oath anyway. When has he ever been honest, principled or true to his word??

    • Patsplacepp

      @josephwhite:disqus what did he lie about?

      • Joe W.

        Your question is so ludicrous that it doesn’t even merit an answer.

        • Patsplacepp

          good argument. I have to say all of the shrill against this man and yet when push comes to shove, when someone wants to know what he’s done that was so bad…you can’t/ won’t come up with anything to back up your claim. Here’s hoping one day you get a President you can actually believe in sadly I doubt that day will ever come.

          • Joe W.

            O.K., Pea Brain, here you go….


            But I doubt you’ll bother to even check it out….You will simply call me a racist or a “birther” or some such tripe. Here’s hoping you’ll learn not to be so damned gullible, just because your “Messiah” got into the White House.

          • Patsplacepp

            Although my leanings are to the left, I’m all about learning why people are so mad at Obama. I’m disagreeing with you and your statements. I think that’s fair enough. I don’t know you so you being a racist or a birther wouldn’t come into conversation unless you said you were out right which you haven’t. I’ll take a look at your link…

          • Joe W.

            We are “mad” at Obama because he is abusing his office, he is lying to the people, he is vilifying his opposition, he is denigrating our military, he is infringing upon our Constitutional Rights, he is placing our children in a position of inescapable debt, and he is flat out destroying the very culture and concept that is/was the United States of America. Other than that, we’re perfectly happy with the man.

          • Patsplacepp

            but @josephwhite:disqus with those points many of the Presidents both Dems and Rep. have done the same. Clinton, Lying, Bush Jr., Patriot Act & massive debt, Vilifying the opposition, have you listened to what Rommey was talking about, thank goodness you guys didn’t vote him in. I respect your points but I can’t say that these points couldn’t be equally placed on just about any other US President in the 20th/21st Century

          • Joe W.

            Spoken like a true, moon bat liberal. I knew I was wasting my time attempting to answer your inane question. You are an ignorant, water carrying Obamanaut. We call y’all “Sheeple”….You are being led to your shearing and totally unaware of what lies in store for you. Fool. We’re done here, Sparky. You are a waste of my time. Have a nice day in Unicornland….

          • Patsplacepp

            @josephwhite:disqus enjoy the Tin Foil. Thanks for keeping me smiling and yes actually a few the links within Obamalies are in fact lies. Told you I’d read it. Cheers

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            All aboard the Intercontinental Railroad!

            I know, that wasn’t a lie, that was just a mistake. A mistake not even a retarded fifth grader would have made, but just a mistake.

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            I’ve noticed that’s a common tact from leftards lately. Whatever criticism you direct at Sock Puppet, they will concede the point, but then trot out the laundry list of everyone else who allegedly did the same thing. Probably the latest addition to the Media Matters “How To Troll Conservatives” style sheet.

          • Joe W.

            Yep….I had an ex-wife that was like that. that’s why she’s my ex-wife, too…..

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Joe, the Oath states: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

            That bit about the protecting the Constitution is only “to the best of (his) ability.” And I’m sure he is trying his little hardest, bless his heart!

          • Joe W.

            Furthermore, I DID believe in President George W. Bush. And I still do.

          • Patsplacepp

            Still reading your link

            but I figure these are all lies about Pres GWB ~

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        What has he told the truth about?

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        why don’t you google it? Oh but you don’t really want to know do you? you just want to argue. so sad, go outside and play or get a job if you can find one.

  • Rulz

    The President can be sworn in on whatever book he wants.

    If it’s that much of a problem, maybe O’Donnell and the rest of the left should have considered that before voting for him.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Who said it was up to O’Donnell and that CNN clown? Just shut up! And as for Obeidallah’s suggestion that Obamuh swear on the constitution, did he specify the US Constitution or did he mean possibly Egypt’s new one? Obamuh would probably rather swear on a STACK of Bibles instead of the document he despises and has been stomping on and shredding for 4 years now in total and disgraceful violation of his oath of office.

  • Michael Luster

    Leave the bible in! What are these people afraid of?

    • Joe W.

      Facing their maker.

  • clarioncaller

    Our ” Dear Leader” is required, by law, to take the oath of office on January 20th. But he also knows that NO ONE in America will watch his sorry-arce inaugural gay pride parade while NFL championship games are being played. So what does the Deceiver-In-Chief do? He moves the “Dog and pony” show to Monday in order to max his TV face time. What A Schmuck!!!!!

    • lainer51

      Good point!

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Actually not, see above.

    • Purple State

      Just as Reagan did in 1985.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Yeah, but Reagan knew that everyone would WANT to watch him, and he didn’t want to take away from football. Nancy-boy knows that if he’s up against NFL, he won’t get ANY ratings at all.

        Srsly tho, I believe both Sock Puppet and President Ronald Reagan did or will take private “official” inaugurations on the Sunday, the prescribed Jan. 20th., saving the public ceremony for the day after.

    • Michelle

      No inaugurations are done on Sundays. When the 20th falls on a Sunday, a private oath is usually done on Sat or Sun, and the public one done that Monday. Apparently Inauguration Day has fallen on a Sunday seven times in our history and the ceremonies were all moved to Monday. For once (and it’s extremely rare) The Narcissist in Chief didn’t something All About Him.

  • lainer51

    Swear on the constitution??? Now that is funny- he respects that even LESS!!!

  • lillymckim

    Oh my, poor ole’ Joe he will try anything to try to get people to watch MSNBC…

  • Colonel_Bat_Guano

    Why not hold his balls (like the Romans did, hence the origin of “testify”) Wait, I forgot, Michelle has those in the freezer until he gets to sneak back to “Man’s Country”

  • Brian Mouland

    Another fake atheist protest take the bible away from those terrible Christians but lets give Islam a free pass

  • Kim Andrews

    Its so frustrating to me that the people benefiting from the decisions of the founding fathers are so quick to reject those decisions. I know the anti-christian crowd will say that the founding fathers were just diests and highlight their indiscretions to hurt their credibility, but what they dont realise is that the USA is the great country it is because of the emphasis on the creator, Godly principals and acknowledgement of God’s providence over this nation. Crazy how they’re using their first amendment rights of free speech to seek to quash the freedom of religion part of that same amendment.

  • rocketdan

    Can people like Dean Obeidallah be that dense that he claims the use of the Bible violates separation of Church & State? Does he not realize the Constitution prohibits anything that denies personal freedom of religion? Does he not understand that using the bible is the President’s choice, not a requirement? George Washington started using it, and many more have found this worthwhile. It’s use can not be prohibited if the President elect wants to do so, any more than it could be required to be used.

  • Jeff Dyer

    During next week’s inauguration, President Obama will be sworn in using not one,
    but two Bibles. Relax, Mr. President. We get it. You’re not a Muslim. You’re

  • Silence Dogood

    And these idiots wonder why our violent crime rate is high… That’s what happens when you take God out of your life.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Wow. Nothing says it HAS to be done. Talk about hissy-fit stompy – foot theatrics. I may be wrong, but I think there hav been presidents who didn’t swear in on the Bible. I thought Nixon didn’t, because he was a Quaker and didn’t “swear oaths” at all, just “solemnly affirmed.”

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      One thing Liberals and Atheist have in common: They don’t like to hear or learn about History.

      Are we the only ones who have google ?

      • Dallas Worthy

        Liberals invented Google. So yeah. They have it too. If you don’t like it, you can always turn off your computer.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          i use google because it’s a search engine for the internet which holds a vast amount of information. I can use any search engine out there. My point, which you obviously missed, was anyone can find the truth if they spend the time looking for themselves instead of relying on other people to tell them what is truth. So Google was started by a Liberal? Well guess what, dork, I knew that too. By the way, since you seem confused, you can actually turn on your computer and not use google.

  • Everybodys All American

    I’m surprised the little one doesn’t just swear on the Koran. Lets face it his actions do speak louder than any of his words. He doesn’t believe in the Bible other wise he would be saying something about this right now. You know his fellas are aware of the subject being put forward by his minions at MSNBC.

  • J.N. Ashby

    I don’t really care if they put their hand on a bible, the Constitution holds more weight with me personally, as long as they don’t try and legislate their religion it’s a non-issue…

  • BeeKaaay

    And the leftwingwackos show their bigotry again.

    • Dallas Worthy

      Did someone drop you on your head as a child? Your comments are ridiculous!

      • BeeKaaay

        What’s wrong lefty? Hate the truth?

        Maybe when leftwingwackos stop hating Christians, you’ll get the clue.

        • Dallas Worthy

          Truth? You really MUST be crazy. You should seek counselling. You are filled with hate, poison and filth. It’s coming out of your pores. A real Christian would be embarrassed to see what drivel comes out of your cake hole.

          • BeeKaaay

            We’re not the ones saying that one group of people have no right to speak. You are.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    so, they think the bible should be done away with because they don’t believe in it, some say he should swear on the constitution? but he’s already shown that he’s as hostile to the constitution as a lot of these twitter posters are to the bible. these people make no sense.

    • Dallas Worthy

      You’re assuming they are all the same people. They are not. Different people with different issues bro.

  • Garth Haycock

    Obama is more likely to have his hand burst into flames if he put it on the Constitution rather than the Bible.

  • kingsjester

    Claiming to be wise, they became fools, – Romans 1:22 (ESV)

  • Karl Winrich

    I’d be afraid to be in Washington DC for this inauguration, lightning may well strike.

  • Lisa 670

    I want it used, so How you going to deal with that?? My opinion counts too!

  • tjp77

    I guess these idiots don’t realize that the president can choose to swear on whatever document or book he wants. There’s no law saying it has to be a bible.

    If you have a problem, take it up with your cult leader Obama. He chose the bible.

  • Terry

    Don’t let Obama place his hand on the Constitution for swearing in or any other reason. He’d crumple it to bits.

  • Nonya

    Does this Ban include ALL Inauguration’s from now on OR just for obama?

    Didn’t think obama needed Holy Scripture as he was our lord and savior

  • BeeKaaay

    Here the leftwingwackos want to make sure one segment of American society have no right to speak again.