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Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu in Congress, To Take Oath Over Bhagavad Gita: Report

posted on November 14, 2012

At the Huffington Post, Dominique Mosbergen reports on Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, the first Hindu elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, who will take her oath of office over the Bhagavad Gita instead of a Bible. “On my last trip to the mainland, I met a man who told me that his teenage daughter felt embarrassed about her faith, but after meeting me, she’s no longer feeling that way,” Gabbard said. “He was so happy that my being elected to Congress would give hope to hundreds and thousands of young Hindus in America, that they can be open about their faith and even run for office, without fear of being discriminated against or attacked because of their religion.”

Read at Huffington Post