In a shocking incident in the US Senate yesterday, Christian zealots shouted down a Hindu priest. The priest, Rajan Zend was invited by the US Senate to invoke Hindu prayers in an exercise to spread religious knowledge and tolerance in American Society.
Members of a crazy clan called Operation Save America shouted
“Lord Jesus, forgive us father for allowing a prayer of the wicked, which is an abomination in your sight,” the first protester shouted. “This is an abomination. We shall have no other gods before you.” [link]
This is one more incident in a series of religious backlashes that somehow happen with a certain regularity, so that they are not isolated cases.
Operation Save America claims
unashamedly takes up the cause of preborn children in the name of Jesus Christ. We employ only biblical principles. The Bible is our foundation; the Cross of Christ is our strategy; the repentance of the Church of Jesus Christ is our ultimate goal. As the Church changes its heart toward unborn children, God Himself will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and bring healing to our land. [link]
Somehow such actions by the majority religion do not get the same kind of publicity that is meted out to minority religions. If a Muslim zealot would have disturbed a Christian prayer recital, there would be a cry to throw all the “terrorist” and “immmigrants” out of USA.
Christian fanaticism in terms of spreading the “word of God” is a completely overlooked social ill. In India, through the centuries; Missionaries converted people of all kinds to Christianity. Even in modern times one hears of stories once in a while about Missionaries in Orissa or other remote states trying to convert the Dalits or other similar socially oppressed people. Christian charities around the World pump in money to fund these missionaries, akin to Muslims funding madrassas. Its just that Christianity is the dominant religion of the Western world and hence a lot of it gets overlooked in the name of progress !
UPDATE: I just came across a link to the actual video [via] of the event telecast on CNN.