Historian Barton says Hindu Prayer Before Senate Raises Concerns

July 10, 2007

Author: Jim Brown

Source: One News Now


A prominent Christian historian and constitutional expert is expressing concern that the U.S. Senate will be opened up for the first time with a non-monotheistic prayer.

On Thursday, a Hindu chaplain from Reno, Nevada, by the name of Rajan Zed is scheduled to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate. Zed tells the Las Vegas Sun that in his prayer he will likely include references to ancient Hindu scriptures, including Rig Veda, [Upanishads], and [Bhagavad-Gita]. Historians believe it will be the first Hindu prayer ever read at the Senate since it was formed in 1789.