Two Muslim men took over the Delaware Senate floor this week to pray to Allah in an Islamic prayer. In a disturbing twist, many senators submitted to the Muslims by bowing their head in prayer as well.
Senator Dave Lawson, a proud veteran, wasn’t having any of it, however.
Right Wing News reported that after the prayer was over, Lawson went to the Senate floor to slam his fellow senators for their poor example of courage and respect for their country. He explained that the senators had bowed their heads in reverence for a religion that has called for the demise of their country, and the people.
“We just heard from the Quran, which calls for our very demise. I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their God for our demise. I think that’s despicable,” Lawson said.
Unsurprisingly, Democratic Senator David McBride spoke out to rebuke Lawson for what he said.
“I have never been of the mind to censure the words of other members, but I also believe deeply that words have consequences,” McBride said. “To criticize the sacred prayer of another religion from the floor of the Senate strikes me as antithetical to everything we ought to stand for as lawmakers.”
Lawson refused to back down.
“Their belief flies in the face of our Constitution,” he fired back. “This is not our Bible, we should not be allowing them to pray from that book in our house, just as I do not believe I would be allowed to pray from my Bible in their house.”