A Prayer and a Protest: Reno Hindu's Visit to U.S. Senate Historic

July 13, 2007

Author: Lisa Mascaro

Source: Las Vegas Sun


WASHINGTON — A couple of days ago, when it became known that a Hindu chaplain from Reno would be giving his religion’s first-ever opening prayer for the U.S. Senate, offices of a Christian values organization in Mississippi didn’t think twice about bad karma.

The American Family Association tapped its 3 million-strong database and launched a crusade against what one opponent would later sum up as “the abomination.”

“Take action,” read the message posted on the group’s Web site and sent to members. It urged protest phone calls and e-mails to senators.

Three people did more.