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When Oklahoma City Council member JoBeth Hamon wassworn inearly this year, she chose to use a copy of Marxist Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” rather than the Bible.

While there’s no law or policy that requires the use of a Bible for swearing-in ceremonies, Hamon upset traditions going back to ninth-century England.

In an email to me, Hamon explained that she comes from a social services background, so she wanted to center her campaign “on uplifting voices that aren’t often at the table when our governments make decisions”— the homeless, the car-less, and so forth, from whose perspective, she claimed, Zinn told U.S. history.

“A People’s History,” she thought, “would be a good reminder of who I seek to serve.”
Implicit in the ritual of taking oaths on the Bible is the acknowledgment of the need for God’s guidance—something that U.S. presidents have signaled…

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4 thoughts on “Bible Replaced by Marxist Book in Taking Oath of Office

  1. nottrampis says:

    I have no problem with this. There is nothing worse than alleged christian in office that do anything but christian action when there.

    I think the last actual christian who understood that being an actual christian was a hindrance to a career in politics was William Wilberforce

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    1. Jim Rose says:

      The Marxist history book at hand sounds like propaganda.

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      1. nottrampis says:

        She foolishly believes in it.\
        Better that than taking an oath which means nothing to her. Indeed most who take it on the bible are rank hypocrites

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        1. Jim Rose says:

          More than a few were watching the other channel when the Berlin wall fell.

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