Lost in the brouhaha over new Rep. Ellison's decision to take his oath on the Koran is the infiltration of Congress by two Buddhist reps: Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI). As non-Christians they are unlikely to support the GWOT and are expected by many to pursue a plan for peace, undermining the administration's war effort. They will not be using the Holy Book in their induction ceremony, using a blank book instead. So far Virgil Goode, Defender of America's Christian Heritage, has not yet commented on this development.
A spokesman for the Pulverize Terrorism With Prayer movement said: "The infiltration of Buddhists into the Holy Congress will undermine the war on terror and make it impossible for our troops to continue to eliminate dangerous Muslims." He also expressed concern that tofu and vegetarian food will contaminate the congressional cafeterias, and that green tea will replace "traditional American soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi." While acknowledging the right of the people to elect anyone they wiah, he expressed disappointment that "our government is rapidly losing its Christian nature."
Several prominent Christian politicians expressed concern that the election of Johnson and Hirono would harm important business relations with China through their support of the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan leader-in-exile, when asked for a comment, issu4ed the following response: "whatever".
Neither Johnson nor Hirono could be reached for comment. Their offfices said: "They are out there somewhere, I think."